Equip rural Kenyan girls to GET UP out of poverty

 
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Oct 22, 2013

Meet GET UP's young women leaders

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GET UP's young women leaders

One very exciting development of the GET UP program is that our young women who have recently completed high school now are providing inspiration, encouragement and support for the younger girls still in school.  Young women like Florence Atieno, who just completed secondary school last year, have become role models for the girls just a few years younger.  Florence attends every GET UP meeting and tells the younger students her personal story of overcoming difficulties to stay in school and to reach her goals.

Like the younger girls to whom she speaks, Florence has faced hardship.  Her parents died when she was in primary school, and her extended family struggles to afford even basic necessities for Florence and the other children.  Florence has faced the pressures on girls to quit school in order to work and support the family; Florence knows the safety issues that afflict young girls; she has experienced the weariness that comes from juggling so many responsibilites at school and at home. 

Florence's story of perseverence provides the younger girls with a vision for what is possible if they too stay focused and work hard. Florence is an inspiration and a hope for young girls who still face so many obstacles to success. 

Your continuing support for GET UP provides for students like Florence to become a success story.  According to Florence, mentoring the younger students is one of the ways she can repay you for your support.  On behalf of Florence and so many others, we thank you for your support, and ask that you will continue to help our girls to GET UP, not give up!

Florence and her grandmother
Florence and her grandmother

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Ellen Daniels-Howell

Indianapolis, Indiana United States

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