GlobalGiving's Storytelling Project

We're collecting stories from the actual people who benefit from the projects on GlobalGiving to identify problems and potential solutions. Here are some of the stories that we've collected from communities that have benefited from projects similar to this one. Learn more.

Note: These stories talk about the same issues that this project addresses, but are not necessarily about this specific project.

Girl Child Education

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of GIRL CHILD EDUCATION My village in Shiyunzu has a large number of illiteracy level only a few number get educated and the most affect is the girl child,The community previously dint see the importance of educating the girl child but this has changed since Wewasof together with a local adminstrator sent a team to educate us on the importance of education especially for the girl child,i am happy since then my parents want to be left behind in the quest of taking the girl child to school.My parents have since seen the importance of education and taking me and my siblings to school,without discrimination of us being girls.Wewasof engaged the community with teaching that a girl will always come back and help her people. Read more.
Related to project keywords: educating girl, illiteracy, girls, girl child, local

Support A Girlchild

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Support a Girlchild In our community a girlchild like me, we are not valued so much. You find that even parents say that girls are not suppose to go to school but to get married. So this has been really an issue in our community where girls are looked down too. We are happy because the government has come in to address the community to give girl child education. So at least now the girl child is supported to have education for a better tomorrow. It is because this are the leaders of tomorrow and they should not be neglected as they were doing to us in the community. Read more.
Related to project keywords: education girl, get married, school get, girls, girl child

The Poor Girl

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Bura, Kenya
Map of THE POOR  GIRL There was once a girl in the Maasai community her name was Olonjah. she was a very obedient and good girl and everyone loved her; but there was one very big problem since her parents were very good customs followers.They didn't allow her to go to school but she always dreamt of studying hard completing her primary education then secondary and lastly going to the university and graduate as a lawyer but her dearly loved parents didn't allow her. So in her life time she struggled running out of home so that she could be in school.Her main intention of her hard working at school was to fight F.G.M and illiteracy in maasai land. Twenty years after struggling she was in Nairobi University where she studied law and after seven years she graduated as a professional lawyer.Without wasting time she went to Maasai land educated them about the effect of F.G.M early marriages and built up schools which fought illiteracy among the Maasai community .after all that hard work she saved very many desperate young Maasai girls took them to school so that they could make their dream come true. Read more.
Related to project keywords: illiteracy, girls, young, years, primary education

Girl Child Education

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of Girl Child Education Once living in maasai land i experienced a case where a certain girl had escaped from home in order to get married off at the age of 12 to an old man of 70 years. As is the culture of the massai girls are married off at the tender age beginning 10 years old while boys can be educated. The young girl came back from school only to be introduced to the man to be her husband who had already brought 50 cows and 15 goats. Seeing this the girl ran to my home weeping profusely she told me her story and i was deeply affected by her story. Deep in the night i helped her escape to certain European sponsored school that admitted girls facing such cases called the '' Massai institute'' After successfully escaping the girl was adimitted in the school and he studied now she is a lecturer in one of the public universities in this beautiful country of Kenya. Read more.
Related to project keywords: get married, girls, girl child, certain, age

Hope For The Hopeless

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi Kibera, Kenya
Map of Hope for the hopeless The co-oparative bank movement has started a number of charity foundation to help lift the society. The families are supported to suit their needs. They are given pocket money, school uniform and taken to big schools. The foundation has promoted education and economic independence among the young people of Kenya. This bank has helped this youths meet their demand in life and become constructive members of this society. Read more.
Related to project keywords: demand, young, society, schools, families

Education A Tool For Solving Problems

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of EDUCATION A TOOL FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS This story is told by the leader or chair lady of shianda central young adolescence married girls was all about to help these young mothers on the need to improve on their postnatal and pre- natal lives these included 1)the need to attend the chic during pregnancy. 2)all immuninazition their children breastfeeding. 3)H.I.V and aids aweresome when and after pregnance to the child. 4) How to have good balanced diet with your local access. 5)How to please husband. 6)Understanding the domestic rolls of a woman. the results were proofed positive improve standing livinig enchancing peace within the community. Read more.
Related to project keywords: young, lives, improve, access, local
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Gurgaon, Haryana, India

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Urvashi Nair

Gurgaon, Haryana India

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