Two leaders from Girls Soccer Academy in Kenya to speak
Date(s) - Sunday, September 15, 2019
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Unitarian Church of Providence
Learn how a unique school in Nairobi, Kenya, is changing the lives of girls in the Kibera slum.
Richard Teka, director of the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy and one of the first two teachers there, will speak about this innovative school at First U on Sunday, September 15, at noon.
Mr. Teka, the school’s longest standing employee, helped grow the school from a one-room classroom with 13 girls to a full-fledged high school serving 130 girls each year.
Dhalifa Hassan, a teacher at the Academy and a 2012 graduate of the school, will also speak. She set a school record on a national exam and was awarded a university scholarship where she studied education with a focus on chemistry and math.
Ms. Hassan’s story is included in the book Play Like a Girl: How a Soccer School in Kenya’s Slums Started a Revolution by Ellie Roscher.
First U Girl Effect has donated funds to the school for the past three years. They are sponsoring this event and will serve light refreshments.