Kenyan Youth Group Supports Girls Empowerment through their Local Bunge
Girls in Kenya and around the world don't always have a chance to finish their educations due to pressure from their families and communities to marry.
Yes Youth Can, USAID's largest youth empowerment program in the world works in 25 of Kenya’s 47 counties and has enabled more than one million youth in 20,000 villages to organize themselves into the National Youth Bunge Association (NYBA), a system of village and county-level bunges, or parliaments. The bunges allow young men and women to work together while developing strong leadership skills to impact issues that affect them.
In commemoration of the first-ever International Day of the Girl, USAID Kenya recognizes that empowering girls is beneficial to the whole society. Watch members of a Mombasa bunge as they act out a powerful drama of this challenge that young girls in Kenya face everyday.