It is time for young women in Kenya to stand up for their rights to a high-quality education. The necessity is not only the obvious empowering of young women who are often left to fend for themselves, but also for their own children or future children. An educated woman will be an educated mother who will bring up her children to understand that education is the key to the future.
Young women need to know that if they motivate themselves to be all that they can be, they will be rewarded with the financial funding to reach their goal - whether it be learning a trade, attending college, or university. They should not fear that, even if they work hard in school, they will end up living the same life of poverty as their own mothers. Young women need to know who they are - what their own personal possibilities are, and what they can be if they work hard to reach their goals.
At Live and Learn in Kenya International we accentuate the fact that girls are just as good as boys from nursery school up to university. Our goal is to provide the means for all of the girls to be educated in the way they themselves see fit. But it is important that they know that they aren't working hard just to end up in the same situation as their mothers before them - a life of poverty and doing casual work instead of what they really want to do.
Dreams are just something to wake up from if you don't do something to make them happen. We at Live and Learn in Kenya International have made it our own goal to give every single girl on our program the possibility to be all that she can be and to make her dreams come true - whether it is to be a self-reliant seamstress or a doctor - she must be given the means to make her dreams come true. The long-term impact - we are empowering girls to grow into women who will make changes in the world!