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JAMES GASH/PEPPERDINE

World

Allison Brown, a junior at Abilene Christian University who accompanied her father (a Pepperdine Law graduate) on a 2014 trip to Uganda with the
Global Justice Program and served as a logistical coordinator to assist prisoners with plea bargains.

forced into early marriage, or even into
At Pepperdine University, the Globprostitution, Sarafolean says.
al Justice Program in the School of Law
Kassim initially focused only on
had its beginnings in 2007, because
teaching the girls soccer at KGSA, but
of "students' desire to reach beyond
then expanded the program into a free
themselves into the developing world,"
secondary school, launching it with
says Jim Gash, an associate law profes11 girls. "I was really inspired by this
sor and dean for student life. "Once you
man's conviction," Sarafolean says, and
see the needs in the developing world,
he was moved to gather together funds
it's very difficult to turn away."
from himself and his fellow MSID stuThat's what happened to Saradents to donate to the school. He also
folean, who traveled to Nairobi for a
did a bit of fund-raising when he resemester during his junior year at the
turned to the United States at the end
University of Minnesota. The MSID
of the semester.
program begins with seven weeks in
Sarafolean, founder of the
Two years later, Sarafolean reconthe classroom, followed by a six-week- Ryan
Kibera Girls Soccer Academy
nected with Kassim and decided to
long internship. During his internship,
Sarafolean was sent to a school in a rural district to help start the KGSA Foundation.. During the first year the
foundation raised $9,000; today it raises $350,000, and
fill in for teachers and write curriculum.
But at a bar in Nairobi he met Abdul Kassim, who had 130 girls attend the school. Rather than having to pay for
started KGSA as a way to get girls off the streets of Kibera. high school, the girls attend for free.
His meeting with Kassim "absolutely changed my
An estimated 500,000 to 800,000 slum residents are jammed
into an area that is the size of New York City's Central Park. life," Saralofean says. "I never had intended to work
Because of the abject poverty in Kibera, most girls can't internationally."
It also is changing the lives of the girls who attend
attend secondary school because their families can't afford
the fees. If the families have any extra money, it's used to KGSA. So far, about 200 have graduated, with some of
send boys to high school. Meanwhile, the girls may be them going on to study at the university level.
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COURTESY OF RYAN SARAFOLEAN

Because of the abject poverty in Kibera, most girls can't attend
secondary school because their families can't afford the fees. If the
families have any extra money, it's used to send boys to high school.



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Toward a Better World
Tech Abroad
The University of Virginia Seeks to Emulate Its Founder
Frontlines
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Global Spotlight
Education Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
International Enrollment
View From Out Here
Forum
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