Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child

by Expanding Opportunities
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Oct 20, 2011

Two new girls rescued, sponsored and in school

Dela
Dela

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  the matter. Finally the family allowed the girl go to school as long as the school would take care of her.

Juliza is nine years old and in Class One (First grade). She walked 10 km to the school. She was promised to a moran, (a Samburu young man who is in the period of life when they are the warriors. During this time they travel with the other Morans. After this time they marry and settle down.)  This Moran who had given her beads and was engaged to marry her. She did not want to marry, she wanted to go to school like other girls. So she ran away from home to come to school.

The principal contacted us about these two girls and thanks to generous donors, Dela and Juliza are sponsored through the end of this year.

In March of 2012, Expanding Opportunities will be bringing another Community Educaiton Workshop to rural Samburu. WE have limited space on this journey. If you would like to come along, please visit the website for more informaiton.

Juliza
Juliza
Dela
Dela

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Location: Brooks, ME - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.exop.org
Project Leader:
Beverly Stone
Brooks, Maine United States

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