Looking at statistics, Malindi district has been performing poorly in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary education. Despite the poor performance also girls enrolment and drop out is high due to early marriage caused by culture. Being a role and the skills of Web 2.O that have been able to acquire during my internship period at Digital Opportunity Trust- Kenya, I decided to share stories and finding solutions on some of the problems facing them and was able to receive feedback from friends and network. This led me to spearhead the organization women forums and so far have been able to learn so much.
This opportunity to network with different people through my networks and that’s when a friend of mine called me and say “ Just saw something interesting and am sure you will love it” Once I checked the pulse wire space what interested me is the word “Loudspeaker” and thinking of it and given the relevant training, I will be able to understand better ways for me to share more information to a larger crowd.
Honestly speaking, my life when I was growing up was not easy one being brought up by a single parent who is my beloved mum. She struggled single handedly to make sure I receive everything that I need despite the fact, I missed school due to tuition fees. This affected me in terms of my studies and once when given the opportunity to be an intern and interact with people in my community that have suffered the same problems. I took the initiative and share my story with other young just to give them hope and encouragement. I want a society where all women and girls have been empowered in various areas ranging in leadership, mentoring, entrepreneurship and able to access all the necessary information.
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