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“Global Give Back Circle” in Kenya help girls prepare for higher education

Khadija Abdulla Said, Caroline Macharia and Mary Mwende pose with Microsoft’s Pamela Passman.

At annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting, three young women from Kenya took the stage in front of world leaders such as Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton to share their story of social and economic empowerment. In a video shown during the session, one of the girls, Khadija Abdalla Said, told how her life has been changed by a groundbreaking program, funded and supported by individuals and companies around the world. “Nothing is impossible. I really can see a bright future … I don’t think anything can stop me,” she said. The young women came to New York as part of a program called Global Give Back Circle, founded by international banking consultant Linda Lockhart in 2006 to help disadvantaged girls further their education and improve their circumstances.

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