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Video:A Girl Bargains With Her Dad And Changes The Fate Of An Entire Village

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What does it take to start a revolution? Oh not much -- just one little girl and a bargain.

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Terry V (30)
Friday June 14, 2013, 6:34 pm
One very smart little girl and smarter adult. "It takes a village to raise a child"

Mary T (358)
Friday June 14, 2013, 6:54 pm
thank you for sharing Kakenya's story. hopetully, this will inspire lots of girls all around the world to continue with their education

JL A (281)
Friday June 14, 2013, 6:56 pm
You are welcome Mary. Great quote Terry.
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Christeen A (370)
Friday June 14, 2013, 8:04 pm
Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing and kudos to a young girl who values an education.

JL A (281)
Friday June 14, 2013, 8:06 pm
You are welcome Christeen. You cannot currently send a star to Christeen because you have done so within the last day.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Friday June 14, 2013, 8:27 pm
What an amazing and inspiring young woman. I am glad to see that these stories are starting to crop up more and more. It shows at least some small measure of progress. Great post Judy, thank you.

JL A (281)
Friday June 14, 2013, 8:50 pm
You are welcome Tamara.
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David C (29)
Friday June 14, 2013, 10:32 pm
Very inspiring.

Anders Jonsson (0)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 1:41 am
Thank You for sharing :)

Saturday June 15, 2013, 1:45 am
noted with thanks & hope

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 2:02 am
Very cool, thanks for posting JL

S S (0)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 4:20 am
Thank you.

Gabriele R (26)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 4:20 am
Such a wonderful story about a strong girl, thank you for sharing.

Gloria p (304)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 4:42 am
The girls look so sweet in their pink dresses and red sweaters. I hope more girls in Africa get schools.

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 5:13 am
Don't take a child lightly

JL A (281)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 6:47 am
You are welcome Anders, Ana Marija, Lynn, Shanti and Gabriele.

Laura R (15)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 7:25 am
wow, great! A brave little girl, and a good father who did not force her to get married, but helped her with her wish (which, sadly, is not always the case). I hope more girls follow her example.

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 7:52 am
Wow if only all the girls could have the courage to do this She deserves lots of praise and happiness

noted thanks

Frances Darcy (135)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 8:11 am
If only girls in the western world had her outlook ....

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 8:53 am
Thank you for sharing her inspiriing story

JL A (281)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 8:54 am
You are welcome Carol and Bryna.
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. (0)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 10:01 am
In order for this girl to become what she wanted, it did in fact "take a village".

pam w (139)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 10:23 am
Value for education is growing in Eastern Africa but it's still a long way behind. I met a group of Samburu tribesmen who told me that, in order to educate their children, they had to abandon their traditional nomadic ways. This meant taking a vote among the tribe and then, when the decision had been made, they had to find new ways to feed themselves because the cattle and sheep had destroyed the vegetation in their area.

It's an enormous cultural change which will alter the Samburu forever.

JL A (281)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 10:38 am
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Ingrid A (524)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 10:47 am
Awesome. I shared and noted.

Jeanne J (55)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 11:58 am
Inspiring and courageous.

Holly Lawrence (430)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 12:44 pm
What a brave girl - BRAVO! Thank You JL for this wonderful article ...

Ann Breeden (65)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 12:48 pm
I wish I could see this but I can't but what I get from others comments tells me she is one smart girl. If only more girls in our culture would realize how lucky they are to have education. Every program on PBS that I've seen or the French station shows children in Africa so happy to be in school. I hope it continues.

Sharon Davidson (371)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 1:33 pm
very cool thanks

Terre P (0)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 1:49 pm
Love this positive story and have shared it on my Facebook page!

Birgit W (160)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 2:31 pm
Way to go. Thank you.

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 2:31 pm
Too many 'primitive' communities refuse to educate their women. I wonder what the young man she had been promised to thought of the deal... Did he find another wife or remain a happy bachelor or what? The poor education of women includes many 'advanced' societies too; look at the idiot broads who populate USA politics. I hope we can get rid of our frauds (Pelosi, Hitlery Klinton, Boxer, Feinstein, et al).

. (0)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 2:33 pm
What an amazing story. I wonder how many intelligent women have been sacrificed to the idol of custom; never reaching their full potential and robbing the world of their contributions? It's certainly one of the reasons I'm a big supporter of Because I'm A Girl.

Joy M (169)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 2:34 pm
Noted.. Thank you

JL A (281)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 3:03 pm
You are welcome Holly, Sharon, Birgit and Joy.
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Winn A (179)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 3:05 pm
Loved the video and shared it on Facebook. When you educate a woman you educate a community. Brave young lady to ask her Father to be educated and a smart Dad too. I hope she continues to inspire all of us around the entire world.

Marie Russell-Barker (13)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 3:24 pm
I enjoy positive stories I shared it on facebook and twitter. I am on my kindle and unable to share this on google plus.

Madhu P (22)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 4:05 pm
Inspiring, so many young girls who have opportunity to study in the developed world, squander this gift.

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 5:16 pm
This is wonderful

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 5:20 pm
Wonderful story. Posted

Hartson Doak (39)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 8:18 pm
from the Baha'i writings include...

"The emancipation of women, the achievement of full equality between the sexes, is one of the most important, though less acknowledged prerequisites of peace. The denial of such equality perpetrates an injustice against one half of the world's population and promotes in men harmful attitudes and habits that are carried from the family to the workplace, to political life, and ultimately to international relations. There are no grounds, moral, practical, or biological, upon which such denial can be justified. Only as women are welcomed into full partnership in all fields of human endeavor will the moral and psychological climate be created in which international peace can emerge."

Edith B (146)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 9:56 pm
Loved it. Noted and shared on Facebook. An education enables a girl to become a productive woman. Her father must have been an extraordinary man to agree to let her go to school and not be married according to their customs. There are redeeming qualities everywhere.

Lona G (80)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 3:55 am
What a wonderful and inspiring story. Noted

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 5:01 am
Beautiful story! Impressive strong willed young woman living her dream..and i'm also taken back with her wonderful father. I wish her the best in all her pursuits. She deserves it and more...thanks JL 4 posting!

JL A (281)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 8:27 am
You are welcome Natasha.
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Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 2:28 pm
Brought tears to my eyes


Melania Padilla (122)
Monday June 24, 2013, 11:45 am
Awesome! My best to her!!

JL A (281)
Monday June 24, 2013, 11:47 am
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Kathryn Niell (112)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:35 pm
I enjoyed this story. I'm so glad the little girl realized her dreams. She's a wonderful example for other little girls of her country.
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