Social movement Sky Girls on Wednesday afternoon unveiled Paa- Born to fly, a mini-series targeting teens.
Written by Davina Leonard, produced by Enos Olik and with a soundtrack from Kenyan vocalist Emma Cheruto, the teen drama explores the lives of teenagers to encourage them to make positive choices thus leading to behavioural change.
With a Kenyan cast consisting of Stephanie Muchiri, Serah Wanjiru, Brian Furaha as the leads, the show follows three high-school-going girls in Nairobi navigating their teenage years as they encounter various challenges such as bullying, sexual harassment, peer pressure and identity crisis.
The show follows the success of the Sky Magazine which is the organization's premier product into the Kenyan market after setting up a base in Ghana, Botswana, Zambia, and Ivory Coast.
The move also comes in the wake of Presidential Policy & Strategy Unit Report 2021 indicating that in a post-Covid-19 world, nearly 50 percent of Kenyan adolescents are experiencing symptoms related to depression; and 39 percent of teen girls are undergoing physical abuse.
The organization, which began its journey in Kenya in September 2020, is therefore on a mission to connect, empower and build confidence amongst teenage girls between the ages of 13-18 years within greater Nairobi. SKY gives teenage girls a supportive community of peers to help them follow their passions and say no to the things they know they're good without.
Unlike other programs, SKY is built on the ethos of ‘by girls for girls.’ Rehema Muniu, Spokesperson & Sky Parent highlights, “There are so many pressures on girls today. It is important that as communities we take the time to understand the way these young girls live their lives; their hopes, fears, aspirations. Through doing so we can create programs that allow our Kenyan girls choice and control to feel empowered”
PAA – Born To Fly’ will air on Sundays from March 13, 2022 on the SKYGIRLSKE YouTube channel.
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