Category: Storytelling

In today’s Eneza Club, we learned about the signs of post-traumatic stress that result from sexual violence, poverty, and other traumatic experiences. One of the girls shared how she will use the knowledge she had learned to help her brother who was suicidal because he didn’t have school fees. She realized that his suicidal thoughts shouldn’t be ignored but it …

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Category: Storytelling

Elite Secondary School is another school that we work with in Kibera. In our Eneza Club today, we discussed the effects of sexual violence. I shared my story with the whole class of how I was raped and the traumatic effect it has had on my life. One girl, who had been so shy during our sessions, shared that she …

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Category: Storytelling

The students in our Eneza Club just got back from break. My biggest highlight was that despite the long break, the students were still able to remember the different forms of sexual violence that we learned in previous sessions. One high school junior shared how sexual harassment by teachers is rampant in their school. She shared how one teacher has …

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Category: Storytelling

Today, the atmosphere was full of energy and I was impressed by how the students reviewed the different forms of violence that we learned in the previous lesson. They even gave specific examples from their communities. One of the students suggested that a woman’s outfit can be a cause of rape. I asked the class how many of them had …

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Category: Storytelling

At New Horizon Secondary School, our Eneza Club has 65 students who come consistently every week. Today, we talked about the various forms of sexual violence. This session in particular was super sensitive and so we started by reminding the students of the importance of maintaining confidentiality and listening to others without judgement. We explored different stories and experiences of …

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Category: Blog, Events

Freely in Hope invites you to the Advocates Society Launch Party! Learn more about how you can help a survivor of sexual violence reach their academic dreams! The Advocates Society is for those who want to make a difference in the world by standing with survivors. Learn more here. Featuring artwork created by Freely in Hope Scholars. Join us with special …

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Look at all we did together in 2018! Make your tax-deductible gift count for 2018 by donating online by December 31! We piloted our first sexual violence prevention curriculum, called ENEZA, in one high school in Kibera. The program was so successful that we are expanding it in 2019! Through ENEZA, we have reached over 1,333 students and children in …

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Category: Blog, Events

THANK YOU FOR CELEBRATING International Day of the Girl WITH US Thanks to you and Me to Her, we were able to throw our International Day of the Girl Conference for 300 girls from Kibera! Though the project was not fully funded, we changed a few things in the program to ensure that the day was an inspirational and empowering time for …

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Category: Blog, Events

Dear Friends of Freely in Hope, On Saturday, August 25, 2018, we will be hosting our 8th Anniversary Gala at Dogpatch Studios in San Francisco! Over 240 guests from all over the Bay Area will join us for a special night of generosity and celebration — marking our success over the past eight years of equipping survivors of sexual violence to lead in …

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“For this light was birthed from this same place where women—daughters—are made of fire. Daughters, your fire holds the potential to either burn or balm the cracks between your broken heart, to harm or heal the darkened skin across your arms, to inearth or illuminate hopeful visions of your future self, to exhaust or embrace the woman you are becoming.” …

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