Using runway fashion to brighten the pathways of South Sudanese girls.
Shy and mostly keeping to her self, the youngest (12 years old) of the South Sudanese refugee girls in the program and in class 5, lost her mum during child birth sometime last year. She's the oldest of the girls among her five siblings. While our team was in Kakuma refugee camp sometime last year, her father approached the team and made it clear that he can't support her to seek quality education instead wait till she's of age and marry her off.
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Age 17 (from the Pokot tribe, Kenya), lost her father, and her mother left when she was 10 years of age, it was then that moved in with her guardians. Being the eldest of her siblings, education to her is an opportunity that would lead the path to journalism, and self-determination. She remains strongly optimistic on attaining her undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Jomo Kenyatta university- Nairobi Kenya.
One Sunday morning on her way to church, she met one of the Co-founders of Catwalk to freedom Nyagoa William Nyoun, who listened to her story and incubated her into the program.
Faced with burdening of school feesshe failed to attend her last senior year, Form four, an equivalent of A-levels. After joining Catwalk to Freedom, she successfully transferred to “Propoi girl’s secondary school (in Chepareria, West Pokot, Kenya). Her performance has improved drastically after the second admission, evident in her academic report she attain an overall grade B+.
Delighted with her performance and ability to continue acquiring her education, Hilda mentions that the only constraint she faces is her inability to meet her siblings. Despite all, Hilda’s objective is to pave the way for her 3 brothers and 2 sisters. This opportunity to her is a life changing experience that not only allows her dreams and ambitions to flourish, but also giving way to her younger siblings.