College offers Carolyn the chance to find herself, but a family tragedy shatters her newfound independence.
Rather than return home, she cuts all ties and disappears into the heady counterculture of San Francisco. When she reemerges two years later, more lost than ever, she reluctantly turns to her family to help rebuild a life for her and her own daughter, May Flower Dawn. Just like Carolyn, May Flower Dawn develops a closer bond with her grandmother, Hildie, than with her mother, causing yet another rift between generations.
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But as Dawn struggles to avoid the mistakes of those who went before her, she vows that somehow she will be a bridge between the women in her family rather than the wall that separates them forever. The student body is 51 per cent female, including a cohort who board on campus.
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But nevertheless, teachers at Peas are aware that expectations are different at home. One girl used to turn up late, while her brother appeared on time.
That girl is now coming to school on time. Girls who rent rooms nearby face a different kind of challenge: stigma from the locals. Again, the school intervened, holding meetings with the community to encourage acceptance of the girls.
Dreams of the daughters: how a school in Zambia is tackling education for girls
At Kampinda, during a student debate, I watched teenage girls stand up in front of a hundred of their peers and argue against sex education in schools. Both sides, though, seemed passionate about the same issue: preventing teenage pregnancies.
This makes it harder to carry out simple intitiatives such as distributing contraceptives. Legal abortion is difficult to access, and Claire Albrecht, a local aid worker, has encountered many girls who have turned to traditional medicine rather than drop out of school.
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Jul Event description. Mom's lets help our daughters dream and plan for their success in the school year! Mom and daughter s must register to attend. Read more Read less. Share with friends. Map and Directions View Map.