I come from a rural indegenious community in Kenya, Africa. I was raised in a tiny remote village in the outsckirts of the greate Rift Valley. I was born to a rude shock of angry father and aggroup because my mother gave birth to a girl instead of a boy. The celebration was just but a few ululations by the women and a ram was slaughtered instead of a bull. I was given away to my grandmother to raise me to enable my mom bring forth another child hopefully a boy to appease my fathers. My life is characterized by a daily routine of waking up at 5am in the monirning to help mom milk the cows and do the house chores over the day including fetching water, fetching firewood, washing clothes and utensils among other chores. I managed to join school with the effort of my mother who faught the traditional odds that girls are not to go to school and managed to complete Primary school. During this time my uncles reported that i have learned enough and now i am ready for marriage after undergoing circumcision. I had no choice but to undergo the cut. I refused to be married off and joined and completed high school then proceeded to the University. Today my desire is to go back and educate my community on the importance of empowering a girl, and raise funds to support the poor illiterate women that are bound in poverty because of lack of knowledge and reasource. I would like to tell my fathers that a girl is a child just like the boy and she too has rights.
I have started in my own little way doing mentorship of girls physically and even through the media. One such girl was resetly enrolled into the university and i plan to mentor more with your kind support.