For girls living in the remote northwestern Kenyan town of Kakamega, life presents many challenges.
Here, girls are often denied opportunities for education, and forced into marriage at ages as early as twelve, all while living with the daily stress of surviving.
The Covenant of Peace Christian School provides support for girls like these, where students might walk up to six miles to attend classes. This school was built in 2010, a part of a larger effort of the nonprofit of the same name whose mission is to serve the poor of Kakamega. Just this past summer, dormitories were built to house the 26 orphans attending the all girl high school, which serves a total of 68 students between the ages of 13 and 20.
This past summer, the school also received a WaterBall from UofL medical student and volunteer Andria Myers. For these students, a WaterBall means a little less time collecting water and a little more time getting an education. The students tried it out, and made this video.
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