James founded the school with five children writing the alphabet in the dirt under an Acacia tree. Today, Esiteti School has 400 students,from nursery to 7th grade. Hear more about his story.
Founder of ASK, Teri Gabrielsen speaks at the Walk to End FGM, put on by Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation. The event took place in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 15, 2016. The money raised at the walk-a-thon will fund the reconstructive surgery for four FGM survivors living in the United States.
Learn about the important work ASK is doing to end Female Genital Mutilation.
At age 9, Nice Nailantei Leng’ete ran away from home so she wouldn’t have her genitalia cut as part of a coming-of-age ceremony. For her defiance, she was shunned by family and community. That was 16 years ago. The ritual cutting away of part or all of the external female genitalia continues in force around […]
Africa Schools of Kenya is on a roll! Just last month, our ASK team hosted 13 Student Sponsors and traveled to Kenya to meet their students and put in rewarding volunteer hours working with the people of Esiteti.
A line was literally “drawn in the sand” more than 15 years ago when Teri Gabrielsen and her family were on safari in Kenya. Teri was struck by the sight of what Chief Kamete called his “school,” five Maasai boys under a tree writing the alphabet with a stick in the dirt.
National Geographic recently showcased the short documentary about the ARP program for girls in the Esiteti Community.
Watch USA Today’s online piece about the alternative rite of passage for girls in the Esiteti Community.
Teri will be speaking at the Women, Wine, and the Wildebeest 3-day workshop this May 2-4 in Sonoma, CA. Read more about ASK and the founder, Teri Gabrielsen, in Jan McCarthy’s blog.
A special thanks to our good friend, Beverlye Hyman Fread of Aging in High Heels for her wonderful write up of ASK’s Founder Teri Gabrielsen! Beverlye Hyman Fead is an author, artist, photographer and public speaker living with cancer. Aging in High Heels is her online zine filled with witty and inspirational content about aging […]
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