Sylvia is from a Maasai region in Narok, a few hours west of Nairobi. She comes from a Maasai rescue center, where she was discovered before being married to a 49 year old (by her father) at the age of 9. Since then she has lost contact with her family.
In her community where she comes form, girls education is seen as a waste of time and resources. She hopes to one day educate other Maasai to the modern-day consequences of FGM and early marriage. It is apparent that Sylvia has a naturally ability to lead, and will be able to thrive now that she is in an environment that supports her personal growth.
Sylvia is very social with the other girls, she loves to dance and joke around with friends. She also enjoys playing football and netball, as well as listening to music and writing poetry. A multi-talented and well - rounded addition to Daraja to say the least!