Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child

by Expanding Opportunities
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Jan 7, 2012

Community Education Journey

The Women
The Women's meeting at Kipsing

March 1-16,2012: Join us on a Community Educaiton Journey to rural Samburu in Kenya.  We will visit some of the rural pastoralist girls that Expanding Opportunities is supporting. A visit to schools, children's homes and a community education workshop to inform and education about the Child Rights, Female Gential Mutilation and Early Forced Marriage laws in the new Kenya Constitution and the importance of Girl Child education will be conducted. To learn more visit http://www.expandingopportunities.org/journey/FGM_EFM_educaiton.html.

Meanwhile in Kenya, schools are reopening after the long holiday break. Unfortunately it is during this break that FGM is forced on many girls and they are married.  The schools report their highest rate of girls not returning to classes.  We look forward to the day we have enough funds to build the Ariemet-Kulea Rescue Center so the girls will have a safe place to spend the school holidays.

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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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