Kisaruni all-girls High School
Dayle traveled with Free the Children and Artbound to the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Along with a small group, she helped build the first all girls’ high school in the poorest part of the Mara. During the construction, she discovered that the young girls who were just starting school didn’t have the funds to pay their tuitions. That evening at dinner Dayle shared the discovery with her fellow travelers and challenged them to sponsor some of the girls they had grown to know and admire. With the enthusiasm and generosity of the Artbound group and the amazing support of Canadian singer Nelly Furtado, a small group of girls were immediately sponsored. It was only the beginning!
Inspired by these determined girls, Dayle told their stories over and over. During the following months, through the generosity of friends and colleagues, one by one, each of the girls were fully supported for their four years of high school. They had the added delight to be able to follow the progress of these inspiring girls through their photos and letters.
WomenOne, with the love and support of so many, has changed the lives of these girls. Without this education their future was certain: circumcision, arranged marriage and numerous children and a life of poverty. Today they joyfully speak of wanting to be doctors, lawyers, journalists and even a pilot!
See: WomenOne identified the need for tuition funding for the first wave of girls at Kisaruni High School.
Say: WomenOne shared the girls' stories through the media and with friends who wanted to make a difference.
Do: WomenOne raised over 150,000 dollars for the girls' tuition through their four years of high school. We are now working on raising the funds for the next 100 girls!