The first step of painting the mural is putting a coat of primer on the wall.  When the girl participants starting rolling paint on the walls, observers made comments in kiswahili to the effect of “these are woman leaders, they can’t go home now and do the same work as before!”  Now the girls identify themselves and each other as “woman leader” in kiswahili “Mwanamuke Shujaa!” 

They even embrace the work with paint to the extent that some yesterday didn’t want to wash off at the end of the day so that they could go home and prove to their families and friends that they were painters!  Such high spirits!

#PaintLikeAGirl #Goma

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