REACH inspired 15-year-old Fernanda to call off her arranged marriage so she could go to high school instead.
Fernanda is an outstanding student who excels in all subjects. She is always positive, participative and open. She’s full of life. At the young age of 15, she planned to get married when she finished middle school. The marriage was arranged for her when she was in 8th grade. After doing REACH, her dreams have completely changed. She asked her parents to call off the marriage so she can stay in school until she graduates. Because she is so bright, I want her to have the opportunity to see a little of the world before deciding for herself when she’s ready to start a family.