This Summer, I’ve learned a lot about the challenges that girls face living in Kibera slum, but they have far more to say about their hopes for the future than their fears. The students in ZanaAfrica’s EmpowerNet classes have big plans.

Read what they shared with me about the future, what they’ve learned from ZanaA, and things they want to share with other girls.

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About the Author: Laura is a journalism fellow with World Next Door. She graduated from the University of Arizona, Tucson with a degree in Animal Sciences and a minor in Spanish. She is constantly learning, making friends, dancing, and trying to understand her role in alleviating the suffering of others. Laura also attracts a lot of awkward situations.

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