27 May Educate girls in Kibera
My name is Aisha Sakali Mohammed. I’m almost 18 years old and a senior at the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA). KGSA is a free high school for girls in Kibera, Kenya – the largest slum in Africa where a million people live in the area the size of New York City’s Central Park. I’m the fifth born in a family of eleven. I came to Kibera when I was ten years old. It wasn’t easy at first, but I had to accept my new life. I come from a very humble background and my sisters and I work really hard to better the life of our family. One of my sisters graduated from KGSA and two others are current students. Without KGSA, my sisters and I wouldn’t be able to afford high school.
I’ve discovered myself at KGSA. I’ve interacted with different people from different backgrounds. That helped in changing my way of thinking and has also expanded my imagination. I realized that I love photography in the journalism club. I love singing, cooking and going to new places. I enjoy playing with children during my free time since their smiles makes me happy. Dancing makes me relaxed when I am tired. I love taking pictures.
Once I am done with high school, I would like to do a course in journalism and mass communication since that is my passion. My mother is my role model since she is always so strong and has never lost hope even when she is faced with the hardest challenges in life. I want to be strong like her and always be optimistic and positive.
My wish is for the Foundation to support the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy, so more girls like me can have access to a free high school education. KGSA changed my life and I want other girls to have the same opportunity.