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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.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Lukonyi, Busia, Kenya
 
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