WHAT IS THE INITIATIVE ABOUT?

•Ke ya borena, it is ours! Is an association by young black women for young black women in the Bolobedu
area. The association’s main objective is to empower young black women through dialogue and art.

WHAT ARE ITS OBJECTIVES?
•the association aims to
1. Encourage debate and dialogue about issues affecting young black women
2. Create a platform where young women can express their views about problems in the community
3. Raise health awareness especially feminine health
4. Create a support group, sisterhood and a safe place where young women can come together, speak out
to their peers about their problems and receive comfort and guidance.
5. Cultivate confidence, self -respect, knowledge of body and self and assertiveness in the young women .
6. Use poetry, drama, music and visual art to inspire participation, team work and recognition of talent
and also to educate through informative performances (e.g for health related issues)

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE INITIATIVE?
•Projects include
1. Health awareness workshops with local health facilities during their own projects
2. Dialogues
3. Educational/informative performances
4. Poetry/ art/ drama/ competitions
5. ‘Coffee and gossip’ just a relaxing day where girls can come together as girls along with a mug and have
friendly discussions
6. ‘Ask a man’ Q and A where other males will be invited to engage in dialogues with the young women
7. ‘Pad a girl’ (through donations or sponsorship at later stages of the development of the association)
8. Other suggested projects

HOW DO I BECOME A MEMEBER?
• Potential members must be
1. 15 years old or older by younger than 23 years
2. Female
3. Maintain a high level of politeness, empathy and respect for everyone

•Contacts (WHATSAPP ONLY):

076 576 7151 Samantha
074 334 3040 Jaunty
076 184 3311 Nthabiseng

“we are queens united and together we will claim our crowns, dignity and
future. Ke ya borena, it is ours”

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