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Saturday, June 2, 2012

“We’ve seen that girls’ education can bring in a lot to the community” (in The Toronto Star)

"...her outspoken mother, known simply as Mama Teriano, also played a key role. Though she never went past Grade 3, she had a fierce belief in education for her daughter."

Full article: Toronto News: How cows figured in a Kenyan woman’s Toronto education.

Finally, a good news story! Story about how Teriano Lesancha, a young Masai woman, fought for an education, and how this has turned her life around - and that of her family and village. She dreams of being the first female Masai member of Kenyan Parliament, of helping build a hospital in her village and even creating the first Masai university.