What it means to be a girl in my village…

girl in my village

What it Means to be a Girl in My Village…

Look at me, I say look at me,
You may think I went to school,
But I didn’t, the reason is because I am a girl.

 This days both boys and girls are the big people in the society,
All because of education is a dream,
I only know how to write my name.

Sometimes I even write it wrongly,
Parents take your children to school,
For one day they will help you remember
education is the key to life.

By:  Koipano Kimeker & Felistus Gilai 
4th graders, Kakenya Center for Excellence 

Poem showcased at Girls Speak Out, United Nations
Day of the Girl, October 2014

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