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Meet our Young Girl Advocate

Nancy Baraza walked into Polycom offices two years ago with a heart to mentor young girls. Her young frame betrayed the potential and energy


Inauguration Of The Quality Criteria For CGD

KNBS (Kenya National Bureau of Statistics) had organized a half-day workshop for the producers and suppliers of CGD


Polycom represented at the ITUC

Economic empowerment for the Girls and Young Women is key as most of them yearn to be self-independent and professionally grow in their careers


SURVIVORS -#VictorsNotVictims

As I walk through Kibera, I glance at the faces of the many women, the children, the young women and the men. All going about their business



Polycom is glad to announce a new project focusing on empowering women economically under SDG 5. This is a project run by the SDG Kenya Forum and implemented

Young Girl Advocate (1)

A Pan African young woman advocate

A Pan African young woman advocate who is passionate about leadership and issues affecting adolescent girls and young women not just in the local level but both in the regional Network and the global level.

Leadership being one of her qualities, she has served in her former high school as leader of the school council and through this she went for a leadership training at Willing Hearts International Society of Canada and became the Best Girl of the Year 2015 and 2016. She has been able to volunteer in several organizations such as Polycom Development in serving the community ever since. Phenny has a background in social Work and community development and monitoring and evaluation. Her keen interest is in Leadership, Advocacy, mentorship and counselling. In 2021 she was democratically elected by Adolescent Girls and Young Women from Kenya not only to represent them at the country level but also at the Pan African region in a project called She Leads that is being implemented by Polycom Development and other partners in seven African countries for the next five years. Through this she has been able to get into several policy spaces such as the Kenyan National Youth policy, EAC SRH Bill and the communique that has been developed and adopted by several countries. She is talented in Music, Poetry and guitar.



We have held a series of activities to mark the 16 days of Activism. In our advocacy efforts we believe violence against women and girls can eventually stop if more


Third African Girls’ Summit

Niger hosted the third African Girls’ Summit on Nov 16th-18th 2021. Adolescent girls and Young women from across the continent present, made a strong appeal to African Leaders


AGYW Conference

The Adolescent Girls and Young Women Africa Conference kicked off on 23rd November and concluded on the 25th. Representatives were drawn from 15 countries from Southern


Grassroots Slum women Join GWD

Scores of women leaders from Nairobi’s informal settlements and outlying areas had an opportunity to share their views and experiences during