In some regions of Marsabit in northern Kenya, girls are more likely to experience early marriage and female genital mutilation than school.
"The girls still under FGM, married off at an early age like eight years. When you go to a place called Karare, the other day we cried tears because there was a girl between the age of eight and nine years old being married off to a man who she had never met in her life."
Elema Molu Dida, Mothers’ Union coordinator for the Diocese of Marsabit
Sometimes children miss out on school because their tribes are nomadic, i.e. they move about a lot with their cattle, looking for water. So children are not in one place long enough to go to school regularly.
Wings Academy was set up by the Anglican Church of Kenya to give children, particularly girls in this region, access to stable education. The school has a Christian ethos, with the firm belief that each child is created in the image of God at the centre of its vision. The school motto is ‘Give me wings, I fly’ as staff seek to equip children with the tools they need to succeed and excel.
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