IAmA 12-year old student from Kibera, Kenya's largest slum, in the US for the 1st time--AMA!
My name is Eunice Akoth. I am 12 years old and am from Kibera, Kenya, which is one of Africa's largest urban slums. Some estimate that as many as 1 million people live in an area the size of Central Park.
My poem was featured by A Path Appears, and I'm currently in NYC where I presented at the "Women in the World Summit." (link to a NYT article). This is my first time outside of Kenya, and I've seen many new things this past week.
I am here with the SHOFCO team, which is the organization that runs the Kibera School for Girls back home. I'm not very quick at typing, so my friend from SHOFCO will type my answers.
Editorial note, any of my clarifications will be in italics.
Please, ask me anything about my life in Kibera, my dreams, or anything else.