From the author of the international award-winning memoir, Evolving Through Adversity, comes the Young Readers Edition, "A Long Way to School," a story that will inspire teens and young adults on how to overcome the challenges in their own lives.
A Long Way to School tells the remarkable life story of Seconde Nimenya, a woman who grew up in Africa. When Nimenya was growing up, girls were not encouraged to attend school. But she fought to get an education. From walking long hours to get to school since she was in the first grade, until she finished high school, Nimenya's education journey is a story of courage, perseverance and never giving up.
In "A Long Way to School, " Nimenya shares the challenges she had to overcome from her formative years, and now, she wants middle school and high school age children to benefit from her experiences and be inspired and empowered in rising above their own adversities in school and in their personal lives. A Long Way to School will inspire and motivate teens and young adult readers on how to find their inner strengths and determination in achieving goals. In return, they will grow to be good leaders and inspire their local and global communities with a positive attitude and a newfound wisdom.
Despite growing up without access to books, today Seconde Nimenya is an award-winning author, inspirational speaker and a champion for education; advocating for the end of child marriage and letting girls learn.