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In this season of joy, we want to share some of our most joyous moments of the year with you! We taught on Healing from Trauma with over 200 students at our partner school, I Can Fly International! We also reached out to high school boys in the session and were inspired by their vision for a violence-free Kenya! Eunice, our very …

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I wake up every morning feeling incredibly happy to be living in this beautiful life. But I wasn’t always like this. Ten years ago, I was completely hopeless. Every dream that I ever had seemed to vanish into thin air. I never imagined that one day, my life would be beautiful.   In Kenya, I was raised in a slum community where I was exposed to …

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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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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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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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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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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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