|Amanda & Leena Khatri at The Grand Hall|
Brent Civic Centre
The highly inspirational keynote address from award-winning human rights lawyer Jacqueline Onalo touched on teenage pregnancy in ways to support rather than stigmatize, the challenges of successful women and relationship with partners, and why women should not be silenced but be proud and outspoken on their achievements whilst sharing her own personal touching stories.
Head of Council in attendance Cllr Muhammed Butt
Fly Girls partnered with Zest of Mind from February and throughout the month of March working with predominately inactive girls from Alperton Community School delivering boxing and fitness sessions. A selection of girls from year 9 was chosen for the National Youth Junior Rowing Championships who were amongst the after school programme. Aliyah Anderson showed lots of promise and Alastair of Zest of Mind coached her with techniques enabling her to reach her personal best. It was music to the ears to hear that the Alperton Girls team did well-placed 34th of 125 in the sprint as reported at London Youth Rowing. We will continue to work with the girls until Easter, but the push for progress theme goes far beyond the month of March as we continue to work on women empowerment.