Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child

 
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child has received 1 donation
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    The Times they are a Changin'
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    The Times They are a Changin’ For centuries Pastoralist girls were prepared for marriage very early, some as young as 10 years old! Often the prospective father is in his 40’s or 50’s and the girl is his second or third wife. The negotiations for the girl’s dowry of cows, and goats is done without...
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    75% Pastoralist Girls
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    Gordon Clem Academy located on the grounds of the Aremiet Girl’s Rescue has opened. The enrollment is low but 75% are pastoralist girls. It is not common for pastoralist girls to attend secondary school. When the girl child completes primary school it is often the end of her formal education and the beginning of...
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    • 7 months ago
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    Eliza finishes Primary School
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    ELIZA finishes primary school!!  this may not seem like such a wonderful announcement but for pastoralist girls it is a major milestone!  Eliza is one of the girls we sponsor for her boarding fees at Kipsing Primary. Most Samburu girls live with the constant fear of being taken from school for FGM and early...
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child has received 2 donations
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child has received 2 donations
    • 10 months ago
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    FAIL FORWARD:New Life for the Girl's Rescue Center
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    FAIL FORWARD: Several years ago, Expanding Opportunities was seeking the best way to assist the girl child. We sought the input of successful Kenyan women. FGM, female genital mutilation, early forced marriage and girl child education topped the list.   Along with community members, it was decided that a rescue...
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child has received 33 donations
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    Meet Susan
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    Meet Susan. She is a pastoralist girl, 16 years old and living with her grandmother. At 16 she is still in primary school due to t he pastoralist life style, family problems and poverty. She is very bright but has been in and out of school due to the lack of school fees. She is in Class eight and should be taking her final...
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child has made updates to their project page.
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    Change is in the Wind
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    Change is coming for the Ariemet Girl’s Center. Expanding Opportunities will be leaving the direct rescue operation to two other non profit organizations and building a School on the Ariemet site. The current rescue center will receive an addition and be used as a dormitory for rescued and other girls. The girls will...
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    Meet Teresa
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    Expanding Opportunities has been working with girls in Kipsing Academy for a few years. The head teacher, Maina Kiboi, is a hardworking advocate for girl child education. He collaborates with local officials to rescue girls from FGM and Early Forced Marriage and place them in school. This young girl, Teresa, was rescued by...
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    School is closed for 2013. A recent trip to Kipsing Academy revealed at least 9 girls needing sponsorship for school for 2014. The dormitories at Kipsing Academy are full of pastoralist girls.  As long as they can stay in school they are relatively safe from FGM and Early Forced Mariage. Both practices are illegal in...
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child has made updates to their project page.
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child has received 25 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    Kipsing Academy
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    Kipsing is a small rural village 78 km from Isiolo, Kenya.  Many years ago the Catholic Church established a mission in this pastoralist community and built a school.  Now, many years later, the school has been turned over to the government and the Catholic Church continues to manage the dormitories. The...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    Still Going On
    By - Bevelry Gilbert Stone - Director
    "Despite the condemnation of FGM, internationally often seen as a violation of a woman’s rights, the Pokot community have continued to embrace this ritual whose long-term physiological effects include septicaemia, genital malformation and even death."  This is an excerpt from an article published in the...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    MEET ELISA
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    MEET Elisa : Elisa is a new teen in her last year of primary school. Her mother died leaving her father with the four girls and three boys.  It is the Samburu tradition to perform FGM and marry girls young which ends their formal education. With the help of sponsors, the father will allow his girls to receive education...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    Meet Dela
    By - Bevelry Gilbert Stone - Director
    MEET DELA: Dela has a mother and father who are migratory pastoralists.  They are landless and live on less than $1.00 per day and are not able to pay for their children to attend school.  The family is of the Samburu tribe and live about 15 kilometers from the closest school.  Dela has two brothers and one...
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    The Ariemet Girl's Rescue Center
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    The Girl’s Rescue Center:  This center was first conceived in 2009 as a meeting of stakeholders led to the formation of the CBO POWER and the commitment by the Turkana community in Ariemet to donate the land. A grant form the UN Slavery Fund was granted and construction began in October or 2012.  Though...
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child has made updates to their project page.
    • 3 years ago
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    Quick profile of two girls
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    The three pronged approach Expanding Opportunities has taken for the pastoralist girl child is moving forward.  We currently are sponsoring five girls in boarding primary school.  The girls who run away from FGM or Early Forced Marriage have often never attended school. Though they can be 10 or 12, they have never...
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child has received 7 donations
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    Unrest in Isiolo
    By - Sandra Squire/ Abigail Curtis - Volunteer/Reporter, Bangor Daily News
    Courtesy of Sandra Squire:  Two women from Waldo County who are working in a northern region of Kenya that has been suffering from tribal unrest saw the remains of this man's burned-out home over the weekend. "His wife had been killed a year ago, and he is raising his three children, plus three others who have lost...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    Dini and Seiboku UPDATE
    By - Bevelry Gilbert Stone - Director
    Dini and Seiboku were rescued in February of 2011.  Their sponsors learned about the change in management and the ongoing insecurity in Isiolo.  They both desired to have the girls moved to another Children's Home out of the area of unrest.  What should have been a simple move, turned out to be a long drawn...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    Community Education Journey
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    March 1-16,2012: Join us on a Community Educaiton Journey to rural Samburu in Kenya.  We will visit some of the rural pastoralist girls that Expanding Opportunities is supporting. A visit to schools, children's homes and a community education workshop to inform and education about the Child Rights, Female Gential...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    Two new girls rescued, sponsored and in school
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    This month two new girls were rescued and are attending Kipsing Primary School. Dela is ten years old and in Class One (First grade). The girl had voluntarily come to school, after a week her father came, took her home and brought a boy in exchange for the girl . Teh administration at Kipsing Primary school followed ...
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child has received 16 donations
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    Community Education Journey Planned
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    A Community Education journey is planned for March 1-16, 2012.  A group will travel to a remote village in Isiolo District, Kenya. The first stop will be at a school to discuss child rights, and girl child education with the students.  The students will have an opportunity to discuss how they feel about Female...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    Girl Child Rescue continues
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Project Leader
    The Pastoralist Girl Child faces many difficulties. Beading, Female Genital Mutilation, Early Forced Marriage, lack of education, to name a few.  The law states that these practices are to stop and the girl child is to receive an education. Josephine Kulea and Expanding Opportunities are working to educate members of...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child posted a progress report
    Leader Receives Unsung Hero Award
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Project leader
    On International Women’s Day 2011, the US Ambassador, Michael Ranneberger, held a reception in his home in Nairobi to mark the day. Our very own Board Member Josephine Kulea received a special unsung hero award for her volunteer work rescuing girls as young as 4 years from FGM and Early Forced Marriage....
    • 4 years ago
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  • Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Beverly Stone

Brooks, Maine United States

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