Oct. 11 marked the second annual Day of the Girl and the Coast supporters of the Canadian Harambee Education Society celebrated with Lorrie Mukarazi, the daughter of Margaret, the first CHES student in Kenya in 1985.
See more of Margaret's story (CBC video) at www.canadianharambee.ca.
Young Lorrie, on scholarship, has completed her bachelor of business administration with a 4.0 average and is trying for a scholarship to the University of British Columbia for her masters. She will then return to Kenya to work with women in the area of micro-finance. The CHES Coasters toasted Malala for her UN speech and the remarkable steps forward she's made raising awareness of the world wide benefits of raising the international status of women.
Girls, the women of tomorrow, are now the bottom of the heap for education in these countries, but if educated so they have the tools to be heard, their nurturance can change the world. If you're interested in sponsoring a girl or supporting CHES in any way, please contact CHES director on the Coast, Penny Lyle via email firstname.lastname@example.org. CHES has arranged sponsorships for Kenyan girls (28 years) and Tanzanian girls (20 years). The nearly all-volunteer organization takes less than five per cent overhead from donations and continues to put very bright, but terribly poor girls into boarding schools in Western Province, Kenya and the best secondary's that can be found near Katesh, TZ. CHES presently has more than 700 girls in secondary school in these countries. CHES has no religious affiliation.