Faith Cherop: How freedom from child marriage gave me education

Faith Cherop: How freedom from child marriage gave me education

- A lady says she escaped child marriage to further her education, an event that has made her a happy woman

- The lady identified as Faith Cherop says her father was not supportive of her education till she started secondary school

- Faith finished secondary school and gained admission into College to study Tourism Management

A 23-year-old Kenyan lady identified as Faith Cherop has said she escaped child marriage to further her education, an event that has made her a happy woman.

She said her father was not supportive of her education when she started schooling, but she completed her primary education.

Faith said she had to stay at home because her father could not afford sending her to secondary school.

She said: "Even if he could, he would only take my brothers. He said I had to stay at home or get married. In my community, child marriage has been practiced for a long time but lately the government has stepped up efforts to stop it. Anyone found engaging in this is prosecuted."

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CNN reports that We Charity had started secondary school sponsoring girls in Faith's community at the time.

Legit.ng gathers that Faith said she wished and hoped that she would be among those who would be chosen to join Kisaruni All Girls Secondary School that year, but she was not among them.

Faith Cherop: How freedom from child marriage gave me education

Faith Cherop in high school. Photo credit: CNN
Source: UGC

She said: "I felt so bad, discouraged and hopeless. I stayed at home for some weeks until one day I decided to go to Kisaruni on my own."

Faith Cherop: How freedom from child marriage gave me education

Faith Cherop delivers a speech at her college graduation. Photo credit: CNN
Source: UGC

Faith said she met with the principal and pleaded her case for a chance to join the high school.

The young lady said: "She was very understanding, nice and kind. The following day I received an admission letter from Kisaruni. I couldn't sleep at night because of the joy that I had."

Faith Cherop: How freedom from child marriage gave me education

The WE College School of Tourism, class of 2019. Photo credit: CNN
Source: UGC

Faith said her resumption at the school made her father realise that educating the girl child is very important.

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The young lady finished secondary and gained admission into WE College to study Tourism Management.

Faith added: "I learned a lot that enabled me to get the required skills and knowledge in the industry of tourism. I gained confidence and communication skills and I am now an empowered young woman."

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