What the girls have said …….

 
 

Giving bright girls the chance to shine

Mentoring

Paying a girl’s school fees gives her the gift of an education. A chance of a better future. Mentoring supplements that gift by encouraging, supporting and guiding her - giving her the opportunity to realise her potential. To set an ambition. To pursue it with confidence. To believe in herself
 

How does our mentoring programme work ?

 
  • Bring the 120 girls from the 5 schools to one school in Nairobi, three times a year, at the start of each term
  • Include as many of the ‘alumni’ as possible to join these weekend events.
  • We focus on three key messages for the girls :
  • Ambition
  • (Self) Belief
  • Commitment
  • 50 adults, all volunteers, join us to interact with the girls and act as mentors
  • Mentors lead a small group (3-5 girls) in a themed discussion during the morning, encouraging sharing of opinions, discussion, debate
  • Mentors hold 1-1 sessions with these same girls in the afternoon
 
  • Mentors are given comprehensive information about each of the girls
  • Mentors write up notes after each 1:1 session
  • Girls participate in public speaking exercises to help build their self confidence
  • External speakers talk about their careers, sharing what is involved in their type of work, what skills are needed to succeed and, in so doing, providing invaluable career insights and role modelling
 
After each mentoring event, we write Precious Times - a magazine style reminder of what we covered during the weekend, reinforcing the messages and learnings. This is written with the help of several of the girls who attended.
You can take a look at some recent editions below:

 
 
We employ two experienced managers - Programne Manager and Mentoring Programne Manager - who follow up on a 1-1 basis with each girl several times each term
 

Become a Precious Sisters mentor

If you are in Nairobi and can spare a Saturday, please join us for what are inspirational days mentoring these bright girls.

We provide training and guidance at the start of every weekend to the mentors but we don't script the discussions at all. We want our mentors to listen to the girls as much as possible. They are used to being talked to but not heard

 

Quotes from our mentors

 
 

QUOTES FROM MOTHERS AND TEACHERS