We are proud new members of Girls Not Brides, a global partnership of over 100 organizations working to end child marriage all over the world. The coalition upholds a central belief of ours: that girls have the right to an education and a bright future. Early marriage eliminates the chance for girls to raise themselves and their families from poverty, which is why we are committed to sponsoring our students until they have the knowledge and skills to enter the workforce in Kenya. We also offer Community Education workshops for Maasai parents and leaders in order to address the cultural attitudes that perpetuate child marriage and keep girls out of school.
Girls Not Brides is an iniative created by the Elders, a group of global leaders – including Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson – who “work together for peace and human rights.” Please click here to learn more. You can also watch the video below, produced by Girls Not Brides.