KITSO Girls Network

KITSO GIRLS NETWORK

Background

Kitso launched The KITSO Girls Network in September 2009, with the aim of developing life skills in young and underprivileged girls both in and out of the school environment. Susceptible to the negative societal influences of inadequate access to education, alcohol & drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, HIV & AIDS, rape & incest, the mothers and potential leaders of tomorrow had little hope of lifting themselves from their circumstances to forge a better future for themselves.

Vision

The restoration of a sense of identity, pride, value, dignity, self worth and self actualization among underprivileged teenage girls of South Africa and SADC countries.

Mission

By engaging young women in topical debates and training, their self-confidence, friendships, resistance to peer pressure, achievement of goals and parental relationships will improve exponentially, thereby presenting new life opportunities and promoting a greater investment in the human capital of South Africa at large.

How the programmes are delivered

Workshops are specifically designed to raise awareness of environmental threats, and to empower young women with fundamental life skills.

A needs analysis is conducted before every workshop can be run to assess the girls’ needs in all aspects of their lives. The key issues that frequently come up are:

  • Study skills
  • Alcohol & drug abuse
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • HIV & AIDS
  • Rape & incest
  • Murder and poverty
  • The use of Social Media

Key areas we focus on

  • Personal Development
  • Assertiveness; time management; study skills
  • Sexuality
  • Relationships
  • Dealing with emotions
  • Managing stress
  • HIV/AIDS within families
  • Peer Group pressure
  • Mind Power
  • Affirmations
  • Goal Setting
  • Problem Solving
  • The Seven Habits of highly effective girl teens