marion_inspiredbymothers

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For years, God has graciously allowed me to serve and nurture young women in the Freely in Hope community. For this reason, I have always considered myself a mother. But recently, the meaning to this term took a completely new dimension—God allowed me the privilege to participate in his work of creation. Literally! Eight months ago, I gave birth to …

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garissa

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Many of you have reached out to us after the massacre at Garissa University College that happened on April 2. We are grateful for your care and your concern. We are also immensely grateful that all of our scholars are safe. We stand in solidarity with the families and friends of the 147 that have been martyred—they are not just a number, they are …

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2014_filledwithhope

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Through your support in 2014, we have… Funded holistic scholarships for 10 girls in high school and university, Hosted our first International Day of the Girl Summit with over 50 students and practitioners in Nairobi, Led workshops in academic institutions to educate on the power of storytelling with survivors of sexual violence, Led art therapy workshops with boys and girls …

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storiesgivemehope_big

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Clair, Freely in Hope scholar, speaking to schoolgirls who have been rescued from female genital mutilation. KAJIADO, KENYA – I recently came back to California after spending 4 months with our Freely in Hope community in Kenya. The country has been in constant tension rampant with terrorist attacks, bus bombings, random shoot-outs, lootings and story after story of sexual violence. …

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idg2014-groupphoto

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Our #IDG2014 Recap Huge shout-out to all the donors that contributed to our first International Day of the Girl Summit in Nairobi, Kenya! We reached our $2,500 goal and you helped to make our first Summit a huge success! Freely in Hope scholars shared their stories about sexual violence and how they are now celebrating their rewritten stories. Clair (pictured) shared …

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IDGC-mailchimp

Category: Blog, Events

Ending the Cycle of Violence Help us host our #IDG2014 Summit for 100 high school girls in Nairobi, Kenya! In 10 days, we are joining the UN and hundreds of organizations around the world to celebrate the International Day of the Girl! We are hosting our very first #IDG2014 Summit by bringing together 100 high school girls in Nairobi, Kenya. …

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morephotosonfacebook

Category: Blog, Educations, Events

Our annual retreat with our Freely in Hope scholars was held in Nairobi this year! Our scholars came from all over Kenya—Nairobi, Kakamega, and Garissa. We celebrated our hopes, values, and dreams together through art therapy, prayer, and fellowship—encouraging, strengthening, and affirming the transformation that has been happening within our lives.     Scholars drew self-portraits to paint their stories—check …

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