Adah finds her voice at Mthunzi Library

At the library Adah joined the DREAMS mentoring program, focused on fostering determination for education and preventing HIV in adolescent girls aged 15-24, and also learned how to use computers for the first time. These opportunities reshaped Adah’s sense of what girls and women can do, and of what is possible for her own future. “I was raised to believe that the man is the only person who can run a home, [and] when I lived with my grandmother, I learned it’s not necessary for a girl to go to school.” But at the LMAYL, Adah learned new lessons: “I learned that a girl child needs school for her own survival and bright future. I learned a woman should not be silent [...] She should stand up for her rights.”

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