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girls transform the world

Hello,
I am a mother of 82 Orphans of who the majority are girls.There is a very tight competition in the on going activities in the home and at school.I have experienced that girls do not give up quickly but the boys do give up.I have been sponsored by Brillkids Foundation Education soft wares;here is where the race begins;;the girls are doing so well and always are number 1 in all CAT.In football and other activities they are the best and always very tidy in the home and punctual.When we get to debate they have the points of healing a nation and seeing that changes are brought in the near future.They are focused on what to tomorrow may bring and paying attention to healing the environment and praying for proper education to girls.You can see them in http//ketwangiwordpress.com.
Keep shining in the greater light of our Lord Jesus Christ,Amen!!!!
Emily

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Y's picture

Until we stop pushing boys to

Until we stop pushing boys to be warriors, we will continue to lose them to the dreams of becoming super heroes. Jesus was a man of peace. I believe my president is also such a man. We must put up possibilities for our young men beyond being big and bad.

Yvette

Emily Anyango's picture

Welcome

Hi,
You are right,
I am taking care of both boys and girls but the girls has to be more motivated because in the African Communities we did not have the chance of equality.May the love and the Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you,Amen!!!!
Emily

ketwangi orphanage and learning center Kisumu Kenya

Wendyiscalm's picture

THIS IS ENCOURAGING

Emily,

This is encouraging. Thank you for sharing.

I think people are either born with drive or they are not. My work in Livingstone Zambia has been almost the opposite of yours . . . the boys seem to fight harder and keep going more. BUT the environment, what the girls have seen from other women seem to play a huge extraneous variable. What techniques do you use to improve this particular situation? I am curious and want to learn from you.

One night 7 of the older boys and one girl were in my room studying for next day exams. I had a contest. I would ask a question about civics and go around and each would answer. If a person got it right, they got a line on the paper. After 5 questions whoever had the most lines got K50 (50 kwacha). Not much but I was trying to make it competitive. Instead of competing, some would help their friend answer when I asked so he got a point too. They did not even get the concept which was touching but frustrating and in some ways explains the early life experiences and the current environment and the impact of those on their choices now despite training as well as why progress is so slow if even sustainable.

Would like to hear more of your experiences that most of us do not know about and how you work with those issues.

Love and ubuntu(I am who I am because of who we are together),

Wendy

P.S. LOVE THE PICTURES

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Emily Anyango's picture

You are special

Hi Wendy my sister,
Children are challenging and I do the same thing you did,I always put presents for the 3 winners and they try so much to compete,these ones are very clever and you see them win with very little difference,they are competitive and this motivates them more.I am soon installing an internet in the school,may be one day we could Skype and see them live.We may even arrange some encyclopaedic quiz between your children and my children and put an offer on the table from the 3 winners?"''I think this will create more dedication on the kids and have friends outside their Countries.Talk soon.
Much love,
Emily

ketwangi orphanage and learning center Kisumu Kenya

Wendyiscalm's picture

Great idea

Great idea, Emily. Let's keep in touch.

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

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