In our first world country, education is a given, a birth right. Say what you may about America’s educational system, but every child has the opportunity to go to school. Indeed, quality matters. However, in developing countries, girls lack access to what is a normal part of life for us — the freedom to learn.
Growing up, my mother would always tell me how fortunate I was when I didn’t listen to her. When I was young, it never occurred to me how differently my life could have turned out if it wasn’t for a decision she made on the street years ago. It’s why I created Asulia.
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