2015: “I grew up in the villages where I saw the suffering girls go through. Many of them never access education. They are forced to undergo FGM and are married off at a tender age. This ties them to cycles of poverty. The urge for change is high within my community and I thought we could even do better by ensuring that more girls access education as major empowerment to [end] rampant poverty in Pokot.”
2016: “Women have paid a heavy price because of insecurity and I have always extended my activities beyond Pokot so that we share on the need for peace. Our women still struggle with cultural and economic-related challenges that are compounded by a harsh climatic condition. This denies them access to better education and other benefits of civilisation. When there is fighting or insecurity, it’s women and children who get killed or are displaced.”
2016: “My pride is that, through the work I have done with groups and friends in Pokot, the number of our girls going to schools up to university level has increased and harmful traditional practices like FGM and early marriages have gone down.