RAISING THE GHETTO GIRL

Sharon Jesscah Odhiambo
Posted March 29, 2021 from Kenya

Growing up, i really wanted to be someone important in the community maybe a Doctor or a lawyer but becoming the woman I am today, had never crossed my mind 

I am sharon Jesscah from Kenya.A social entrepreneur,a counsellor and a social worker by profession.Sharon is the Executive Director and the founder of  Peperusha binti, an organisation that creates awareness and educates young women and girls in the informal settlement areas on sexual reproductive health  and menstrual hygiene with an aim of ending gender based violence in the community

I also run a   program known as "We care" sicklecell program  that aim at creating awareness and educating the community on sicklecell disease.we also advocate for better healthcare services and medication for those living with sicklecell. 

In life,you've only lived to your perfection if you've at one point lifted a finger for someone in need because Every moment of our lives is a place we've never been

Women and girls out here are still suffering no matter the efforts we put every day to make life better for them,theres still more to be done. Young women and girls live in fear of being raped and killed each day in sub saharan region,Asia and even in the middle East.1 out of 3 women are violated every day and even killed and its high time we ought to come together and make the world a better place with no fear for women and girls.

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Jill Langhus
Mar 31
Mar 31

Hello Sharon,

Welcome to World Pulse! What a great purpose, and mission you have there. I totally agree on Sickle Cell. We have some warriors among our community for this cause, too, if you would like to join initiatives for a great impact?

Looking forward to seeing more posts from you. Hope you have a good day, and rest of your week, dear.

Paulina Nayra
Mar 31
Mar 31

Dear Sharon,
How admirable it is to see a girl who grew up to devote her time and talent to help others. Your organization is lucky to have someone committed to help sickle cell warriors, educating girls on sexual and reproductive health and menstrual hygiene. Wish you success in your career in development.
Huggs.

jomarieb.earth
Apr 01
Apr 01

Dear Sharon,
I welcome you dear sister to World Pulse. Thank you for sharing your brave experiences and insights with us. You are quite a mover and shaker. I want to share these posts with you as they do pertain to a couple of your interests. I'm glad you are here.
Hugs...JoMarie
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https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/jomariebearth/posts/99140

Cgbidi
Apr 02
Apr 02

Can we connect Sharon? Our need help in sexual reproductive health and menstrual hygiene education. Our organization name is Women For Positive Actions. Check on Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn/Twitter and subscribe with us on YouTube the same name Whassap +231775519368/+231886990100

KABAHENDA KIGGUNDU
Apr 02
Apr 02

Hello Sharon,
Welcome to World Pulse! I applaud you on your mission and for the work that you are doing to sensitize the girls about sexual reproductive health in an effort to prevent gender-based violence against them.
I am particularly impressed about your work with regards to sick-cell disease because this is an area that needs a lot education and sensitization because very little is known about this in Africa.
I encourage you to continue the good work and keep us updated.

Thanks..sure I will keep you updated

Laetitia Shindano
Apr 09
Apr 09

Bonjour Jesscah

Merci pour le paratage sur le travail que tu mènes en faveur de ta communauté en particulier les femmes et les filles.
Ces dernières ont les memes droits comme tout le monde donc elles ne doivent pas vivre constamment dans la peur qui est un frein à l'autonomisation de toute personne.
Je pense qu'Il y'a nécéssité d'interpeller l'autorité publique en vue de la protection des femmes et filles.

Courage

Laetitia

LSpeaksLife
Apr 12
Apr 12

Dear Sharon,
Thank you for the important work you are doing. I'm grateful for this moment in time to hear from women like you that are impacting their community. It's crucial to bring education to young girls on topics concerning reproductive health and menstrual hygiene, so that they don't have to be ashamed. May you continue to have the strength, wisdom, and partnerships to continue the work.

In Solidarity,
-LaMeisha Wilson

ARREY- ECHI
Apr 14
Apr 14

Hello Sharon,
Welcome to the Pulse, beautiful warrior.
I love your confidence and all that you stand for. It is especially heartwarming to see many more warriors rising up to own their stories and their voices.
Looking forward to reading more from you,

Leonida Odongo
Apr 18
Apr 18

Thank you for sharing Sharon.

Keep up the good work.

Best

Leonida

Kabraham
Apr 23
Apr 23

Hi Sharon - Welcome to World Pulse! I admire your confidence to share your story and for being a warrior in your community. Keep up the good work!

itsjessde
Apr 29
Apr 29

Thank you for sharing your story! Keep on sharing more as I know we'd love to hear how we can help!

Beth Lacey
10:05am
10:05am

Welcome to World Pulse. I love your mission