Twice a week, under the shade of a tree, Fakia and Jemila meet with their female classmates to discuss everything from menstruation to marriage.
This is the Caro School Girls Club, led by these two vocal young leaders.
Aberash Deriba was just 12 years old when she stood up in court and begged them to stop the marriage her mother was forcing her into.
Thankfully, the court ruled in her favour.
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
In a new twist on this old adage, a team of Ethiopian women did just that, but instead of landing among the stars, they made history in the skies.
The story is all too real: a young Ethiopian girl, having had the fortune of receiving a primary school education, is set to be married at the age of 15. There is little question about her possibilities of further education, of developing skills and a career.