The paradox of life

 

Lisa bio.

Ngong is a town near the Ngong Hills along the Great Rift Valley within Kajiado County, located in the southwest of Nairobi, in southern Kenya. The word “Ngong” is a Maasai word derived from the word “enkong’u’ meaning “the ‘eye’ of water” or spring from where Rhinos came to drink water. Most of the people here either didn’t get formal education or did not complete school so the literacy level is low among adults of age 40 and above. However thanks to the Basic Education Act of 2013, all children have access to education. I am passionate about community development centered on youth and women empowerment. Having worked with different organisations on different programs, I am happy knowing that my efforts have changed people’s lives for the better. Most of the people in my community are low income earners but thanks to fast growing technology, smart phones are now affordable to most people. Exposure to the internet and social media has also increased. A hindrance to digital reading, I would say is the availability of authentic, relatable African digital stories for consumption. This story is about a moment that altered the course of my life. The digital documentation of my story which can be shared through the community via libraries or other platforms may change someone’s perspective and nudge him/her to open a book and read.

 

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