Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Gender Equality

My name is Kelly. i am 19 years old. I live in an area known as Navakholo in the western part of Kenya. A certain organisation named Maendeleo ya wanawake Self-help-group visited our region and has been enlightening the community about gender equality. The organisaiton together with the government has been teaching the communty on how well the government has been teaching the community on how well to treat the women an also appreciating them. Women have been encouraged to vie for positions in the government and more so have been encouraged to even vie for presidency. Actually there has been a great change with many grants also joining schools. The number of girls joining the universities has risen up and hence our community is rising slowly due to this.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Wsf

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  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Navakholo, Kakamega, Kenya
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