An Afternoon of Storytelling with New Friends

The LitClubs in Kibera had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with the Young Global Leaders, a service and learning team made up of eighteen high school students from North America. All students travelled to Kenya to explore the country, interact with new people and form friendships.

The Girls LitClub was so excited and happy to host their guests, who joined us for our LitClub meeting this week. It was two hours of great fun as the girls and our young visitors shared stories and learned about each other. The girls asked questions like: "What is the most challenging part for you about being a girl?" and "What do you like the most about being a girl?" Both groups found they had so much in common with their new friends.

Afterwards, one of our wonderful girls, Jackline, read aloud her favorite story, The Matatu by Eric Walters. At the end of the visit, the girls had a fantastic time playing games, singing folk songs, and performing poems that our guests thoroughly enjoyed! The guests also took a turn entertaining the girls with a couple of interesting songs: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," "Boyfriend" by Justin Bieber, and even a freestyle rap!

It was indeed a wonderful afternoon.


- Submitted by Girls LitClub Facilitator Prisca