Did you know as of today, there are globally 130 million girls who are not in school, of which 50 million girls of secondary school age denied an education.
That’s 130 million too many girls feeling undervalued, belittled, and weak.
All girls deserve the right to feel empowered by her education, strength, and worth in their communities. Girls need to develop basic life skills to help them make informed decisions, lead a healthier life, and become their best advocate for herself and her family. Nothing should hold girls back from being their smart and unstoppable selves!
In June 2018, I will be traveling solo to rural Kenya for a service trip to learn more about the barriers of girls’ health and education.
As opposed to partnering with an international corporation with expensive program and administrative fees, I chose to partner with a small local organization to ensure all donations will go towards improving the quality of the lives of the Maasai children in the town of Kumpa in Kajiado County.
While short-term visits may not seem to have much impact on people’s lives, it’s the small contributions that we can all make that will in turn create a larger change in our world.
Thank to all of our donors and supporters, we have managed to raise $1000 (doubled our goal!) in a month’s time! Check out the pre-trip fundraiser report below.
I am beyond excited to step foot in what is Magical Kenya and be bombarded with a plethora of ‘new’. In a country like Kenya, not only do cultural traditions heavily impact girls’ ability to enrol and complete schooling, but also their “place” in a family and community. I am looking forward to fostering relationships with Maasai community leaders and opinion shapers. I invite you to stay up to date with my travels below!