We’ve already written about the Kibera School for Girls’ new leadership program through the eyes of Natasha, a third grader who did a phenomenal job as head girl for the month. It was great to see all of the positive encouragement sent her way, and it makes me even more excited to introduce you now to Christian, a second grade student at KSG. As deputy head girl, Christian was also selected to lead her classmates for the month. She worked with that month’s head girl to help their fellow students follow the rules and shine as examples of respect and friendship. Like the deputy head girl, Christian was pleased to share her experience and deputy head girl observations through a speech presented to her classmates.
Christian dreams of defending those in Kibera through a law degree, and loves that being deputy head girl allowed her to make sure her classmates “love each other and help each other to do the work.” Read more about her experience being deputy head girl below!
Christian shares, in her own words, her experience being deputy head girl:
Can you tell us a little bit about your ‘typical day’ as deputy head girl? What kind of responsibilities do you have?
I behave well, I make sure the girls go to the hall when the come to school. I have them come with handkerchiefs, and to have good manners.
How do you work together with the head girl and prefects?
We love each other and we help each other to do the work.
What’s your favorite part of the deputy head girl job?
My favorite thing about being the deputy head girl is that the deputy head girl is the one who takes care of the school.
What is the hardest part about being deputy head girl?
Sometimes some people are hard to work with because they disturb you. They run in the hall when you tell them to stop it. And they fight and pour water along the corridor. Sometimes you get annoyed because they disturb.
If you had to give a piece of advice to the next deputy head girl, what would you tell them?
If somebody does not listen to them they need to find a way to make that person understand them.
How did it make you feel to be selected deputy head girl?
I was feeling happy because you were standing with the prefects.
What did/will you tell your classmates during your speech?
I said that they should have respect and obey the prefects and not to fight.
What did you learn about your school when you were deputy head girl that you didn’t know before?
I’ve learned that the deputy head girl has some challenges.
On top of being deputy head girl, you have lots of classes to take too! What’s your favorite part of the school day?
My favorite part of the day is when the girls behave well and do not disturb and not to give me challenges.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a lawyer to defend the people in Kibera.
Isn’t she cute? Did any of you have leadership roles when you were in grade school?