Solar Sister Girls' Empowerment Program

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A Double Tragedy

By a female, under 16 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of A DOUBLE TRAGEDY I can still remember the case from the top.That day i was from the night club at night when i heard a voice shouting from a bush after covering some distance.I rashly ran towards the bush only to find a thateen-year-old girl laying their helplessly after being raped by a fome four gentlemen when she was on her way home. I hurriedly called for some passers-by to assist me in carring the young girl to the hospital.Futher treatments were taken only to discover that the girl was affected with HIV virus causing AIDS and was also pregnant. Is this fair to do for others really?I could not believe how the life of the girl was.All the causes were the burdens of her step mother who sent her to the shop at night.The girl is an orphan who was left on the hand of her step mother who is now treating her unfaily.Can you imagine that ?how could she be helped since her parents are not there and the step mother is also cruel.This ones are all but burdens of the world.Surely it is a double tragedy. Read more.
Related to project keywords: burdens, imagine, young girl, girl, world

Girl Rights

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Rift Valley, Kenya
Map of GIRL RIGHTS The girl child has always been discriminated all over the years by several people around the world.The problem has been wide and huge in Africa since it cuts across all the 56 countries.The girl child has been affected by several malpractises like F.G.M.and many more.The girls incooportae organizations has worked closely with other partners to alleviate the discrimination.Eduction has also been a major right they have fought for. Read more.
Related to project keywords: eduction, girls, girl, problem, right

Female Genital

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Migori, Nyanza
Map of Female genital Between six and fourteen of age,almost every girls in a certain community undergoes circumcision which is increasingly being recognised around many of our communities as a form of multilation.It is a cultural rite,considered a means of controlling sexual disire and activity in women.Some traditionalists mistakenly see it as a religious requirement.It is infact a clear denial of the basic right of women and girls to survival and health,and an example of the subjection of women in a community.Its also a major factor affecting the heath and contributing to the death of women.The problem can begin immedicately with several bleeding that might be life threating when over bleed. Read more.
Related to project keywords: women girls, girls, problem, form, communities

Where There Is A Will There Is A Way

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY IDA was one of thee brightest girls in class six at MWIYALA primary school.She really knew that even if she passed her exams with flying colours,she would not be able to join Secondary school since her parents were poor and were not able to raise her school fees.She was encouraged by her teachers to keep on struggling and not to see the situation she was in since the teachers understood well about her backgrounds.When she sat for the K.C.P.E Exams she passed with flying colours.No one could imagine that she was going to school.MR.Humphrey Buradi offered to pay he school fees.Ida was very happy that her dream of becoming an engineer would become a reality.She is now in form one at Sheywe Secondary school. Read more.
Related to project keywords: imagine, reality, school fees, girls, form

Hard Work Pays

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Machakos, Kenya
Map of HARD WORK PAYS There was a man who used to work hard in his activities. he was poor but could just try his best to work on his farm. Every morning he used to wake up everyday in the morning to complete his chores because his sons and daughters were in school and their mother had died because of HIV/AIDS.The man worked hard so that he could educate his children very hard and well. When the exams came the girl passed with flying colors that everybody was very excited for her. His father was too happy and required school fees. His father still continued with his farming work at the village of Kabaar. After the secondary she could be able to score an A which made her to go to university for higher studies. After the university the girl performed very well and immediately was taken to an office where she acted as a manager. When she started earning she helped her family.She also helped others in the community and developed them a project. That is when they came to know that hard wok pays. Read more.
Related to project keywords: chores, school fees, girl, studies, everyday

Empowering Ugandans Through Education

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kampala, Uganda
Map of Empowering Ugandans through Education Am delighted to introduce to you an organisation based for the citizens of Uganda, right from Bulanga Mengo Kampala the capital city of Uganda. Founded by the Buganda kingdom, for the purpose of empowering Ugandans throughEducation, from secondary school to he university and other higher learning institutions. Situated in the Kabaka's palace(Bulange),Kabaka foundation does not charge any fee for enrty in school. It just offers chance to any Ugandan who is in need of joining higher education. It just needs you to perform well in your senior four examinations and win a scholarship to any school or institution you wanw jion. There were alot of Ugandans who had no dream of joining higher education and university because of tuition bottleneck. but Kabaka Foundation has made their dreams a reality. Am Just proud of it because i am one of them .It has really done us proud in Uganda. Big up to the Kabaka of Buganda- Ronald Munanda Mutebi II. Read more.
Related to project keywords: reality, uganda, secondary school, right, empowering

Empowering The Girl Child

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
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Empowering the girl child Some areas in this country for someone have been carrying the silly mentality of girls not being allowed to go to school.These are communities which are pulling our country back despite of our frantic efforts to forge ahead. They still wallow in the comunity beliefs which are trying to pull off that mentality in some of the areas by informing them on importance of educating a girl, and ensuring that she completes her entire eucation.Lucky enough many are buying into our ideas and are now valumg girls hence get to get them to school.It is good to have them learn the benefits of giving a girl the chance to go t school. Read more.
Related to project keywords: girls, girl, giving, communities, learn

Power Connection

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Power Connection Because of poor live of living people cannot afford to pay the electricity bills which lead them to use only the daylight for their activities and be in darkness at night in that they can't afford to have or get coins to buy parafin to support them as light. For those who have the opportunity of posessing this power light they have gone ahead of doing some illegal connection which have endangered lives of many or even dead. One man was urinating along the iron sheet fence where he was stracle by a life wire which finished his life of that man along water turnels and path which lead to young kids as they play around this water during rainy season. Read more.
Related to project keywords: light, use, doing, night, power

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Katherine Lucey

Bristol, RI United States

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