By Aisha Mukulu
Education is a Human right that helps to impart more knowledge into people all over the world. It’s so hurting that the largest numbers of Girls are denied education.
The challenges faced by Girls are denial of employment opportunities and inequalities in schools, and even in homes.
Perhaps the fear is that Girl child education can lead to neglect of parents since the Girls become emancipated. But, without Girl child education, the effects are:
- It leads to an increase in the number of illiterates in the country; and
- It leads to poverty.
The solutions to the above challenges are:
- The Government should put strict laws to challenge those who do not want to educate girls;
- Girls and boys should be treated equally and fairly by their Parents; and
- The Government should provide counseling services and free government schools for children from a poor background.
By Barbara Nazziwa
My name is Barbara. I am 18 years of age. I was born in a family of five, and I am the fourth-born.
I am proud to be the daughter of Mrs. Anita. My childhood education was not an easy journey, though by God’s grace, I have reached this far. I have finished High School and getting ready for University.
I reside in Entebbe with my sweet aunt and her family. They have been so good to me that, sometimes, I forget my worries. I just cannot imagine how my life would be without them. They are always there for me. I am a very secretive person so there is a lot they do not know about.
I have been through hell. What most people do not know about me is that I act as if I do not get hurt. But, sometimes it hurts me, all the hardships that have come my way. I am strong enough to handle them because I am a warrior.
I like writing poems, talking, singing and dancing.
The Bible scripture Jeremiah 29:11 keeps me going. Life is an experience. We just have to take whatever it brings to us. But, if it brings something that makes you feel like life is impossible then speak, just speak up and someone will you hear you. What I have a gone through, someone else has been through and felt the same pain when it happened, like violence, abuse of children‘s rights, mistreatment.
Together we can end this. I believe that our voices count.
FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY
My name is Kasacha Sharon and I am sixteen years old. I have both parents and there are seven children in my family. Life has not been so easy on our side but thank God that we still survive.
In 2012, my dad lost his job and we had nothing. My education first had to standstill since there was no money to pay my school fees. Sometimes we used to go without food and yet we had the little ones to take care of.
My dad wanted to take us back to the village but I stood up as a girl and encouraged him. I told him how I was going to lose my education hence lose my future. Sure enough my dad had understanding and he decided to work hard. I also created a small business to see that our family could survive.
Since no situation is permanent, my parents managed to get money and took me and my siblings back to school. We got our own house and I really thank The Almighty God for that because I made a prayer for it.
I, therefore, want to encourage other girls out there who are passing through the same situation not to lose hope since THERE IS NO SITUATION THAT IS PERMANENT. Try and stand up as a girl.
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