BENEFITING: KENSAP INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 19, 2015
My birthday is coming up!!
This year, I would like to dedicate my birthday to KenSap. KenSap is an organization that helps needy high school graduates gain admission to the most selective colleges in North America. It is through this program that I was able to gain admission in Harvard university.
I am Maasai, and most people who visit Kenya will definitely interact with a piece of my culture during their stay. Unfortunately, we are an underrepresented minority in Kenya, and our women and girls have very limited opportunities. It is especially challenging to be a girl from a community where girls are married early and where female leaders are rejected by the community.
My life has been a series of blessings, and KenSap has been one of them. It is through KenSap that I was got my admission into Harvard. This was not only my success, but my community's success. KenSap gave me a chance to make a difference in my life as well as that of my community. Admission into Harvard showed girls in my community that it is possible to be outstanding even when everything is against you.
My farewell party to the US turned out to be a campaign for the education of the Maasai girl child, since most of the girls in my community do not have a chance to go to school.
KenSap has successfully placed more than 100 Kenyan students into top universities in the US. All of us have different stories to share.... Mine is one that not only uplifted me as an individual, but shone a light into my tribe.
My life is different because this organization exists!
Support me as I celebrate my upcoming birthday!! My fundraising goal is 2323, since I will be turning 23 this year!
Check out: www.kensap.org