Leila Okeyo
Posted April 13, 2009 from Kenya

I always have theb passion to help out girls and children in my community.This has been very challenging for me because i am young,But i will not give up because i know that the chances will keep on being better and better as i grow up.

ai have two very very big dreams that i am sure if they are fulfilled,then i will achieve the vision of my life.They are : 1) Being officially a World Pulse Correspondent and 2) Building a school where the less previleged children can get an opportunity to study,and those who have no proper places to stay in can stay in the boarding section.

I am sure that if the less previleged children are educated then poverty will go down in our society.Everyubody will be able to lead a normal life.Now in my community there are many people who live in very poor conditions and they don't have food to eat and their clothes are torn.Even my own parents are struggling everyday to make life possible for us.It is very hard for them also.

I would like top see my community in a different form in future.I would love to see the world as a place where people are equal,not that some countries are poorer than others.I would love to see a world where everybody is happy with the standards of life that they are leading.I would love to see a world where girls are educated and they become into very powerful women in the society so that there is equality betweem men and women.



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  • malayapinas
    Apr 13, 2009
    Apr 13, 2009

    Dear leila,

    A better future will surely come for us and for the future generation! Your dream for the fututre is also what I wanted to be and I want you to know that there are lots of women and men who are making these vision a reality. Keep going! Together we will build these world a beautiful place for us and for our children.

    more power!


  • Mckenzie
    Apr 17, 2009
    Apr 17, 2009

    Dear Leila,

    You are young, and powerful. It's rare for a 12 year old to be passionate in the ways you show here on Pulse Wire. Your youthful determination is incredible. I think you are blessed to embrace such awareness. Young people like yourself are the assurance for a better future, and for the visions you described.

    Keep up the hard work sister! I'll remember and tell about your courage, overseas.

    Love, Mckenzie

  • enDhruva
    Apr 20, 2009
    Apr 20, 2009

    I am saddened that at 12 years old you have to worry about other children and mothers. But, I am very impressed with your courage and your strength to make a difference for these people. I spent 3 wonderful months in Kenya and can't believe what has happened there. My Kenyan "brothers and sisters" were so kind and wonderful. I hope they are all OK. Your vision for your community and yourself is a beautiful one and I can tell that you are just the person to make it happen. I truly believe that the skills and resources you seek as you go on will come to you in one form or another.

    Thank you for sharing your voice and your vision so openly with the women of World Pulse. Your awareness is unbelievable and your heart is big. I hope to stay in touch with you! Keep at it Leila and don't let anyone tell you that you can't do anything!

    Many blessings, Erin