Yvonne Karanja grew up in a small rural town on the outskirts of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, at a time when the society placed little premium on academic aspirations of the girl child. Nevertheless, the 22-year-old mathematics and geography major defied cultural myths to pursue education with gusto and with the full knowledge that it could open new opportunities that were a mirage to rural girls.
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Publish date : 2018-02-13 17:56:43