Poria’s Plan

Poria’s Plan: Preventing teen pregnancy and female genital mutilation in Kenya through education

Meet Poria, one of our 12 #BeatTheClock champions. The clock she’s beating is the estimate from the World Economic Forum that it will take 131 years to achieve gender equality. Poria isn’t going to wait for that.

“[We will be] great women in society: ladies of substance, ladies of integrity and ladies who [can] depend upon themselves … and be great leaders of tomorrow.”   

Sixteen-year-old Poria, who has quite a way with words, is raising the bar high for herself and her friends in Kenya. In this short film, she explains how the unexpected offer of a kind neighbour set her on a course to transform herself and her community. 

Film by: Armstrong Too