Gladys is the youngest in her family. As a child, she watched her older sister leave school as an eighth grader, undergo FGM and marry. Gladys feared this would also be her fate. This changed when she was accepted to the Kakenya Center for Excellence. She is now thriving in high school. 

KCE changed her life.  Gladys hopes that more women and girls would take up leadership positions globally. “Education means getting knowledge and changing my future and that of others” she says. Through the Health and Leadership Trainings at the school Gladys’s self-esteem, public speaking skills, and confidence have all grown. Gladys is especially grateful for KCE for creating a safe space where girls are empowered to speak and say no to harmful practices like FGM.