There is so much chit chat going around about Andela. Some people are talking based on rumors or pain of not making it to the fellowship while others speak based on fact. I am going to write about what Andela means to me.
I am a village girl born at home and delivered by a local midwife. I grew up eating sweet potatoes and pumpkins before graduating to Ugali with local vegetables such as salakushe and mnavu. I went to nursery school under a tree and in my first lessons, we used to write on the ground. For counting, we used sticks and small balls made of mud, locally known as sokota. School was a routine to me. It was a place where children were taken for 8 years before they were married off. Ooh, yeah, in Kwale, girls were married off as early as 12.
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