Evelyn from Kenya: Everyday A Girl #EDAG

By Duke Sangara

This is the story of Evelyn for #EverydayAGirl, as shared by Duke Sangara via UN Online Volunteers. 

This is Evelyn, she is 28 years old. She is a social worker and volunteer in one of the local university in Kisii town, Nyanza province- Kenya.

Evelyn likes her family so much, for her family and community wellness comes first.

Every day she wakes up early in the morning, to prepare her daughter for school and herself to for work.

The young lady is ambitious that one day all her dreams and aspirations will be fulfilled to a level of self sustainability. But currently for what she has, she offers it back to society.

As most other women in her society, house chores are a priority since she understands that cleanliness is next to godliness.

As soon as she finishes washing clothes, she sweeps the compound and winds up on other house- based activities.

Evelyn is also an active campaigner against Female Genital mutilation and Gender based violence.

She prepares herself to head to the university where she works closely in student affairs as a social worker and volunteer. Her normal day is always incomplete without a positive contribution for better society.

The story of Everyday a Girl, tagged #EDAG, is a glance into the lives of ordinary women through a series of poignant photo stories. These series of images will visually express the roles, challenges, activities and duties that females in diverse communities face in their daily lives.

SAFIGI Outreach Foundation Ltd, a volunteer-run NGO registered in Zambia, implemented EDAG in order to place a strong emphasis on positively redefining the role of females in our society. This campaign highlights that gender equality and equity, woman empowerment, and safety for the girls is key to the world’s socio-economic development.


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