愛 • 女孩|把愛送到她手裡 #LoveBinti (JR Lee Radio)

  1. Binti the Kiswahili word for
  2. Girl a word that I didn't know until just a couple weeks ago
  3. There are so many things that we don't understand yet still in this life we try to make a stand
  4. For whatever we believe is right we choose our battles. We pick our fights
  5. poverty, equality, human rights
  6. But within this evanescent life for what should we choose to justify so that we can sleep with a clear conscience late at night?
  7. A wise person once told me and this goes out to all the boys and girls equally
  8. He who lives for family is a good son. She who lives for country is a loyal one
  9. yet he or she who lives for the world is a saint
  10. Now I'm not saying that I'm trying to be a saint
  11. I'm not even close, and I don't think I'll ever be. But at least I can do this to help raise awareness and improve humanity
  12. Because did you know that in
  13. sub-saharan Africa one out of ten school girls miss school during their menstrual cycle, that's 20% of school days in a given year
  14. Moreover some girls just drop out of school altogether out of shame, out of stigma, out of fear
  15. And the reason behind this is unimaginably true, it's merely because they can't afford to buy sanitary products like how we did
  16. And it's hard to imagine young girls sexually exploited to getting money from pads while in fact
  17. 4.5% of girls and Kenyan slums actually go through that
  18. How can a person go through that?
  19. No single person on this earth should ever go through that
  20. Furthermore since
  21. Sixty to eighty percent of working labor comes from woman, when a young girl in Africa drops out of school and misses out on knowledge
  22. The impact goes beyond the individual, affects the family, affects a generation without the education
  23. The day I got this email it got me thinking and I started reflecting telling myself maybe I should stop neglecting
  24. that out there still there are people in need
  25. And we're not just talking about feminine products. It's about the knowledge, information
  26. sanitation facilities, clean water, menstrual hygiene education, and how to help girls and women boost their self-esteem
  27. So, maybe just maybe out of our happiness bubbles where we fret over our daily little troubles
  28. We can give a helping hand and help people stand on their own two feet
  29. Cuz the last time I checked we're all human. So let's help bring back the humanity. Yes, you and me. That's all we need
  30. to spread a little love and peace
  31. Love Binti
  32. And this is it
  33. Peace