What It Means To Be A Girl In My Village…
Look at me, I say look at me,
You may think I went to school,
But I didn’t, the reason is because I am a girl.
This days both boys and girls are the big people in the society,
All because of education is a dream,
I only know how to write my name.
Sometimes I even write it wrongly,
Parents take your children to school,
For one day they will help you remember education is the key to life.
By: Koipano Kimeker & Felistus Gilai
4th graders, Kakenya Center for Excellence
Poem showcased at Girls Speak Out, United Nations
Day of the Girl, October 2014