Instructors heading to the school to teach
Meeting the students!
Learning Self-Protection techniques!
The new No Means No Kenya class graduates!
Nairobi Kenya is ground zero for our IMpower pilot programs. The majority of our current training initiatives take place in schools located in the 6 largest slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Each slum area has a team of 4 â€“ 6 female and male NMNW teachers. These teams contract with Secondary Schools in their area to teach 6 consecutive weekly classes, 2 hours per session. This provides students with 12 hours of training â€“ including 7 hours of verbal and physical defensive skills. Our classes are very interactive, they are not lectures.
The system used to create the model for a sustainable No Means No Worldwide Impower program in Nairobi is as
- Locate areas with high rates of rape.
- Network with local Gender Based Violence organizations
- Find those willing to organize, help manage or add a NMNW IMpower component to their existing programming. (in this case, Ujamaa)
- Provide support for and begin the process of searching for female and male trainees using previous committed involvement with GBV prevention activities as a recruitment tool.
- Schedule month long IMpower training intensive
- Provide organizational structure, salaries and operational support.
- Implement research programming and design
- Identify area schools and venues to contract with
- Convince school, church, venue administrators to allow 6 week IMpower classes with 6 month and 1 year follow up surveys
- Begin teaching IMpower safety and intervention classes and studying their impact