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Emily Atieno, the epitome of bravery

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Published on Jul 30, 2013

Eliminate Poverty Now provides full secondary school scholarships for graduates of Little Rock Inclusive ECD Centre in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya.

The first 6 Little Rock Scholars are thriving. Not only are their minds are being stretched, but they are getting 3 meals a day and sleeping in beds for the first time in their lives.

Next year's candidates will sit for their secondary school entrance exam in a few months. We met them at Little Rock and asked them about their hopes and dreams. Talking into a mike and being videotaped is hard. And they were nervous. (See how their friends are huddled close to support them?) But every one of them wanted to share their story with you. Because life in Kibera is really hard. And yet these kids are some of the bravest people I've ever met.

Thank heavens, the videographers were professional. Please forgive the amateur job (Judy's) of editing. I've added subtitles, which should help until your ears are tuned to the beautiful Kenyan English accent.

Now meet Emily Atieno - the epitome of bravery!

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