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Girl Power: How Women Role Models Advance Girls’ Leadership

In this piece for the Aspen Institute Forum on Women and Girls, GLAMI Managing Director Devotha Mlay and AfricAid Executive Director Jessica Love discuss the impact that Mentors have on a young girl’s life. They also tell the story of Charity, a Kisa Scholar who started a wide range of entrepreneurial ventures to help pay for her school expenses, including making snacks, bracelets, and decorative rugs. “The beautiful things in this life are not far from where we are,” says Charity. “It is possible to attain them if we work to get there and get a support system.”

 

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