Following the successful launch of SKY in Gaborone last month, Galo Mall in Francistown hosted thousands for another launch over the weekend.
Over 1500 teen girls from Francistown and surrounding areas turned up.
SKY, which stands for ShapoKaYona or Sure KaYona, is a community of teen girls who have taken a pledge to be true to themselves through the choices they make regarding things they like and are sure about (Sure-Ka-Yona), over the things that they are good without (Shapo-Ka-Yona).
“We didn’t think it was possible, but the Francistown launch was even bigger than Gaborone, with a turn-out of about 1500 teen girls who all took the pledge and officially became part of the SKY.
It was also amazing to see our home-grown celebrities such as Zeus, Samantha Mogwe, Eureka, DJ Cupid and Zizi Panther from Yarona FM here to inspire the teens, sharing their life stories; their Shapos and their Sures with the excited Ghetto teens,” explained SKY Project Manager, Thandi Tumelo.
The SKY girls interact through various platforms including the SKY Girls BW Facebook page;The Sunday SKY radio show on Yarona FM which is hosted by two teen girls; a regular free SKY Magazine that reaches all corners of Botswana; a SKY-Girls-BW Twitter page and 15 Minutes of SKY on RB2.
Through these channels, the girls are able to create conversations around both positive and negative issues that affect them such as music, fashion, peer pressure and bullying, as well as share life experiences and offer each other support on a daily basis.