A book and a future for Wuyatta and her friends

Today, on April 23, 2017, many people all around the globe  celebrate the World Book Day and the joy of reading.
Stories are read  and books are distributed worldwide.

But what many of you may not know: At the other end of the world is Wuyatta, one of over 400 million children in Africa, who has never held a book in her hands.

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MARY’S NEW HOME

Due to a devastating fire in the slums of Susan’s Bay, Mary and her family lost their home. To get themselves to safety, they had to leave behind all their belongings.

Little Mary is one of our little desert flowers. With help from the Desert Flower Foundation, little Mary and her family found a place to stay in the community centre.

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US Doctor now claims FGM to be her religious duty

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala

"FGM is NOT a religious duty. It's against everything that God ever created!"- Waris Dirie

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Shocking: Doctor performs FGM over a decade in U.S. Hospital

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala

"I am beyond devastated. She swore an oath to save people's lives, while she was hurting our most vulnerable community members, our children! She didn't only hurt them physically, but she also took their dignity! I demand the maximum sentence for the doctor and the parents!"

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Mary's sorrow and hope: Why we have to help Mary and all the girls living in slums

On the morning of the 3rd of April, 2017, Susan's Bay near Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, was set on fire by strangers. The fire forced 85 families to leave their homes in the slums of Susan's Bay. Mary's family was one of them.

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