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Students try out their cameras for the first time during the inaugural Adolescent Girls Photography Workshop organized by Too Young to Wed in collaboration with the Samburu Girls Foundation in January 2016. All of the students had been rescued from child marriages with help from the Samburu Girls Foundation.
"Today was my first day to learn to take someone’s photo. I enjoyed the afternoon because we were asking our friends questions and sharing our stories. Some of our girls were crying because they have never shared their story before.
"Today I learned that a girl can do anything, that a boy and girl are equal, no one is more special, and I am happy about it. I learned how to take someone’s photo by using the light from the window. I learned that I am creative and I can learn fast. I am happy that the new things I learned today is to be confident and be powerful girls."
“I am at the Samburu Girls Foundation for many problems. One is for early marriage. I could not go to school because my parents were very poor. This made me very sad. I could not say my ABCs, but I knew I was a very bright girl.
"Today, they gave us small things called cameras. Everybody carries them. For the rest of my life, I will not forget this day. When you go to your country, please greet your families and show them our photos."
"I was married when I was very young. I used to sell milk to get food and sleep in the forest because I didn't have a place to sleep. Society should stop bad practices because what I have been through was so hard for me. After my education, I would like to be a nurse so that I can help other girls like me."