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 the community, and build a rescue center for the girls in the Isiolo area. The girls being rescued at this time are placed in orphanages or boarding schools. Though these places offer immediate safe havens, they are unable to meet the unique needs of this population. They are not orphans, they may be pregnant, they do have families, schools have month long holidays when children are to return home.
10 acres of land has been donated for this purpose. The need is great and immediate.
Take a minute of two to watch the CNN news feed attached in this report
Slowly but Surely the Rabondo Learning Center project is moving. Our major focus since February is to get the word out to more people while we seek donations of serviceable laptop computers.
The building to house the Center needs only interior work to begin classes.
We know the story of the turtle and the hare. So steadily we march to the finish.
Apr 20, 2011
Leader Receives Unsung Hero Award
By Beverly Gilbert Stone - Project leader
Josephine Kulea receives the Unsung Hero Award
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.
!!!KUDOS!!! to you Josephine. We are blessed to have you on the Board.