Black History Month is not only an opportunity to honor Black people from all periods of American History, but to also celebrate their indelible imprint on the world today.
In 2021, we reached over 1,401 people through the leadership of our scholars! See the impact you helped created at Freely in Hope!
Survivor-advocates stood to learn from our speakers on the rise of teen pregnancies, child marriage, and rape perpetuated by those close to home. We also learned how to stand for justice and report sexual violence in digital spaces. The conference came to a close with positive affirmations, inspiring music and dance, and a meal. We were glad to end with all of our partners and participants feeling hopeful in the fight against sexual violence.
Pendo’s Power is Freely in Hope’s first illustrated storybook that equips children to use the power of their voices and stop child abuse. Lydia Matioli, our Program Manager, created Pendo’s Power to empower parents to build trust and establish safety measures with their children.
Imagine that you’re a part of a global community encircling each and every scholar in Freely in Hope’s program. Through your support, they are given opportunities to thrive in their education and leadership journey.
Being a survivor myself, I know how important it is to feel understood. Survivors need to be supported in the healing process and not left alone to fight the trauma. While dealing with PTSD, I found that allyship healed and empowered me.
Freely in Hope had great suffering and great celebration in 2020. This was our 10th Anniversary, and, though we couldn’t celebrate as wanted to, we spent much time in reflection to celebrate the successes of the year as a global community.
From leading our programs to funding our initiatives across Kenya and Zambia, these powerhouse women are creating new pathways for the women around them and for Freely In Hope scholars.
The pandemic was difficult for us all. Overall, it has challenged us to innovate and find unique ways of serving our communities in Kenya and Zambia. Together we reached over 13,172 people this year! Programs provided critical resources for survivors, engaging programs for our global audience, and important education on ending sexual violence. This year we reached thousands more than we would have before!
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