Reson had already been married off when she was nine-years-old by her father, who believes that educating a girl is valueless compared to a dowry. Reson and three of her sisters were all forced to drop out of school to be circumcised and married to men much older than them. With the intervention of female local Maasai activists and the Chief of her village, Reson was removed from her husband’s home early in 2012 and brought to the rescue center at Kajiado Adventist School to join her step-sister, Nashipae, who had just been rescued before her marriage at age 10. Reson is happy to be with her sister and in the company of other rescue girls, who unfortunately share similar life experiences. Having dropped out of preschool in order to be wed, Reson resumed her studies as a preschooler in January 2012 and is making amazing progress.
Date of Birth: 01/01/2002
Started Program: January 2012
Start Grade: Preschool
Current Grade: 3rd Grade (Class 3)
School: Kajiado Adventist School