Caroline Kimeu

Student

To end child marriage, education must be accessible, good quality, safe and girl-friendly.

Twenty-two-year-old Caroline Kimeu from Nairobi (Kenya) resisted the attempts of her family to force her into early marriage, escaped and is now getting herself an education.

Education for girls not only assures a better future for the girls themselves, but transforms them into agents of change in their society now and forever.

“There is a vicious cycle. We are uneducated. So our production is low. So our income is poor. So we pay low taxes. So the government has little money. So the government cannot give free or cheap education. So we remain uneducated. So our production is low. And on and on, things go round and round, again and again, with everything getting worse with each round” Caroline says.

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