POSTED BY 60milliongirls | Mar, 13, 2013 |

Engaged at the age of 5, Kakenya Ntaiya was set to participate in a female circumcision ceremony as a teen… and then be married.

But before the ceremony, she approached her father, and agreed to undergo the circumcision – as long as he allowed her to attend high school. Her TED x talk about this story and what happened next is incredibly moving, inspiring, and a true testament to the what girls and women through education.

Enjoy.

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TAGS : female circumcision female genital mutilation FGM Maasai TEDx
  • Reblogged this on From under the mango tree and commented:
    The TED talk by Kakenya Ntaiya is an inspiring and powerful story about the value of educating girls. Thank you 60 million girls for the great work you do by supporting education to girls.

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