Give Voice to FGM
In November of 2010 I volunteered my time to work with Sol Garcia of Project X Impact and her Kenyan partner Help a Child Africa. We worked specifically on the issue of FGM with a group of rescued girls in the small community of Bissil outside of Nairobi. During 3 days we met with and listened to the stories of 10 girls that wanted to give voice to this issue. It is a heartbreaking saga, but also one of hope as these girls are brave and have amazing messages to share. It is our hope to continue giving girls like this a voice through our documentation in narrative, imagery and video and voice recordings, to bring further awareness, and to help them on their journey. I am currently blogging about my experience there and you can read about it on my Changents blog.Since November, Sol has raised over $5500 which will go directly to help with the expenses and education of these girls. She would like to start a major campaign in the spring through her organization Project X Impact and I am hoping to help her in this process. I am trying to raise funds to return to Kenya for 10 days in early 2011, I will donate my time and skills during and afterwardsfor this, but need money for airfare. My target is $2000 but any amount short of that if I am unable to reach it, will go directly to Project X Impact and directly to the cause of the girls. It is the giving season, and I am asking that you give towards the creation of bringing awareness to this cause. Please help to do something unique to bring about a generation of change!