Feel free to call me Myriam,i am a young congolese women.Since i was 6 i had the chance of being educate by my parents who are also intellectuals.I started with primary school then i studied pedagogics at secondary school because i liked very much to teach late i went for university and studied translation and interpretation.At the end of my studies i went to Makerere University for a professional training in English language.One day while working for Orange compagny Neema,the founder of Safeco and Maman Shujaa Media Center told me about the World Pulse platform and i decided to connect myself to it .Thanks to Maman Shujaa i knew an organisation named ACA(anglo congolese alliance)that strives for the promotion of the English language.Besides,i am also a member of Yali network (young african leadership)launched in 2010 by president Barack Obama.In 2015 four friends of mine and myself got financed and trained more than 20 women at Acoldemha which is one of organisations that constitute Safeco,at the end 13 got their certificates.I believe that English is helping them in their daily activities.Apart from this activity conducted for grow up,we conceived and sent a project proposal on an English competition of Bukavu high schools senior at the USA Embassy Kinshasa.Fortunately we got a positive answer on April 2016.We launched the competition on 13th April and pupils played the final match on 8th June 2016. This competition had eight different activities namely debate,general knowledge,words arrangement,vocabulary,spelling,activate games and performance.I am delighted because among the three students who were rewarded by phones at the final there was two girls.Women are hard workers and determined in whatever they do.I hereby encourage parents and our community to praise the children in general and girls in particular when they have good marks at school.Don't only tell your boy well done you will be the president of this country one day and when it comes about your daughter you simply keep quiet.

I trust in every little girl,let praise girls and send them to school.

Thanks

Topic Education

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This is a very correct message and thank you for posting it. Girls are too often left behind in education because parents feel they will marry and not work anyway so what is the point. But every young mind which is bolstered is one less mind which is wasted and women can be, not only partners and assets in a marriage, but leaders and shapers of the next generation at home as well as in the work place. Thank you again for sharing your voice here

ezaroff

Thanks Ellen for your comment.

These times jobs are hard to get for both girls and boys in my country and we young african leaders are doing our best to make youth engage in enterpreneurship.In this way i think we women will keep giving great interest to our studies.

Peace

Myriam

Mayele , Maman shujaa and World Pulse volunteer

Dear Myriam,

Reading your story is one celebration of victory after another. What an exciting chain of events! The support of your parents for your education, crossing paths and meeting Neema and the Maman Shujaa Centre, and going on to build such a great contest for young people in your area, and to see 2 girls win! Your work for girls is powerful, as are you. I look forward to your participation here in our amazing WorldPulse network. Good luck with all of your plans.

In Sisterhood,

Tam

Thanks Ellen for your comment.

These times jobs are hard to get for both girls and boys in my country and we young african leaders are doing our best to make youth engage in enterpreneurship.In this way i think we women will keep giving great interest to our studies.

Peace

Myriam

Hello Tam Thanks for praising me,i am honored. I like working with women and for women. For time being i am teaching English at Maman Shujaa media center . Further i also conduct an English club there every wenesday afternoon.I have the ambition to implement such activities in other provinces yet i don't have financial means.I hope the best in the future. Warm Regards

Mayele , Maman shujaa and World Pulse volunteer

Thank you for sharing your story with us. It's so nice to hear how your work entailed the specific inclusion of girls in activities that should be open to all sexes. I especially liked how you ended off with the fact that we should not only be praising our boys to be the future leaders of their countries, but also girls. Congratulations on your successes and I look forward to hearing more about your work in the near future.

Hi Helen It's a pleasure to notice that you have appreciated my post.I know i am doing a great job with women but yet i would like to have the activities extended to other provinces including my mother land but i don't have financial means.I know brighter days are ahead. Regards

Mayele , Maman shujaa and World Pulse volunteer

Hey Myriam,

Being a high school teacher who teaches English, I am proud of what you are doing with the girls. English is an important language of interaction around the world and rewarding girls is very important it encourages them to work hard and embrace education. Congratulations Myriam.Keep up the good work

Immaculate

Hi Immaculate Thanks for your appreciation,i am glad that you are also an English teacher.I think it would be amazing if you implement the same experience in your area.I strongly encourage you to get in touch with the Usa Embassy of your country to know if you can also have the same opportunity. Many Thanks Myriam

Mayele , Maman shujaa and World Pulse volunteer