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Overcoming

Our most recent project, “Empower Kenyan Girls through Education” aims to provide girls in Kiambiu with the opportunity to pursue the education that they’re constitutionally guaranteed.

Mercy is one of the young women benefitting from this project, and her story is a testament to the motivation and passion that characterizes the youth in her community.

Mercy is the youngest of five girls in her family. Three of her sisters dropped out of school before finishing high school. Two of her sisters are now married to the same man. Mercy was on the verge of being forced to abandon her education as well. After finishing standard 8, Mercy’s family couldn’t afford to keep her in school anymore, so she was pulled out. Three weeks after the new semester started, Mercy was sitting at home while the rest of her peers were back in the classroom. Mercy’s family reached out to Action Two Africa, and we are happy to report that Mercy is now back in school. Not only has she caught up with her classmates, she has excelled to the first position in her class!

Mercy exemplifies what it means to overcome in the face of adversity. Sometimes the barriers that stop us from achieving our goals are completely outside our control. It’s instances like this that Action Two Africa was designed for. With a little help, Mercy has been able to continue to pursue her dreams. We are excited to see where her drive and passion take her in the future!

Beating the Odds, by Humphrey Muchuma

Living in the slums outside Nairobi presents residents with a unique set of challenges. Crime, poverty, and drug abuse, even by children, continue to rise in these communities. These are in many ways, inevitable challenges that come with living in an insecure environment such as this. One challenge that we shouldn’t have to expect though, […] Continue reading →