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Category: Blog, Events, Storytelling

OCTOBER 22 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL Kibera, Kenya On Saturday, we held our annual International Day of the Girl conference! It was a huge success! This year’s conference brought together 100 students from all around Nairobi to develop leadership skills, storytelling with dignity, and violence prevention through education. We gathered in Kibera, East Africa’s largest slum, to celebrate girls! …

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Category: Blog

We are so excited at the opportunity to be with Youth With A Mission, Barcelona to teach at their school, inspiració, for artists and creatives. Freely in Hope’s Nikole Lim, international director, and Maryclare Beche, program designer & storyteller, will be co-teaching on how the intersection of arts and healing has led to transformation in the lives of survivors of sexual …

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Category: Blog, Events, Uncategorized

As 2015 draws to a close, we’ve reflecting on all we’ve done and celebrating all we’ve achieved through your support. It’s been a transformative year for Freely in Hope and we’re excited to celebrate another year of equipping survivors and advocates to lead in ending the cycle of sexual violence in Kenya. Check out a few of our highlights! We …

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Category: Blog

Never would I have imagined that this day would come—I was once in complete darkness and unable to see myself achieve this dream of graduating from college. I once felt that my dreams were shattered and my hope was lost. But through your gift of education to me, my hope was restored. As Freely in Hope’s first scholar, I have seen …

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Category: Blog, Events, Storytelling

Freely in Hope’s annual International Day of the Girl Summit #IDG2015 brought together students, survivors, and practitioners to talk about ways to end the cycle of sexual violence in our communities. In the afternoon after our launch, we hosted 70 people including high school students from Kibera (East Africa’s largest slum), survivors of sexual violence from partnering organizations, and practitioners …

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Category: Blog, Events, Storytelling

On October 17, we celebrated five incredible years of restoring dignity with survivors of sexual violence in Nairobi—our scholars shared stories of their past full of pain that has now been redeemed through their audacious dreams of ending sexual violence through education, empowerment, and bold leadership. Their challenge to us was inspiring—to partner with them toward a community, a nation, …

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Category: Blog, Events

#IDG2015

Freely in Hope’s presents its annual International Day of the Girl Summit October 17, 2015 Nairobi, Kenya In celebration of the International Day of the Girl, Freely in Hope is hosting its second International Day of the Girl Summit for students, survivors, and practitioners. This seminar will focus on healing the wounds of trauma for people with deep emotional and spiritual injuries …

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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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Category: Blog

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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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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