My inner strength

Charity Birla
Posted October 8, 2019 from Cameroon

Since childhood as a girl I had low self esteem as a result of hard conditions of life. I suffered from depression within the age of 9 to 16 my classmates made fun of me when ever school tuition was mentioned . I saw how my mother toiled in her farm to educate me. I was always out of school for lack of school fees, I stayed one academic year home because of lack of finances. I woke up one morning told and encouraged myself that circumstances does not define any body's fate applied for scholarship and was awarded. Work hard in school with the help of my mother and benefactors who gave scholarship to me. And I aspire to do more for myself as well as encourage other girls like me. Life is a race we shouldn't limit ourselves but keep being optimistic. 

This story was submitted in response to GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable.

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Tarke Edith
Oct 08, 2019
Oct 08, 2019

Hello Charity
Life is all about how we make it to be
When you saw how your mom will toil just to get you school fees.
You stood up with alot of enthusiasm
Thank God you made it
Thanks for sharing.

nceducator
Oct 08, 2019
Oct 08, 2019

Your comments brought joy to my heart. May you continue to grown in knowledge!

Dana , USA

maeann
Oct 08, 2019
Oct 08, 2019

Hi Charity,
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Continue to aspire and being an optimistic. You can do more.

Wusufor
Oct 08, 2019
Oct 08, 2019

Dear Charity,.
You are a brave woman I can see. Today you got a story to write about haha. Thanks for sharing and I hope you are doing very well.
Hugs

Anita Shrestha
Oct 08, 2019
Oct 08, 2019

Dear Charity
Thank you for share struggle story. Yes it is struggle for me, you and all women. Therefore, we need to bring out our struggle story. Thank you for sharing such a struggle story. Be strong

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Oct 09, 2019
Oct 09, 2019

Hello, Charity,

I could truly identify with being a girl with low self-esteem and suffering from depression. I'm sorry you went through all those as a child. I'm glad that you are resilient enough to face challenges. Congratulations on being awarded a scholarship and for being a help to your mother. Your life is an inspiration. Keep inspiring young girls. Thank you for sharing!

Beth Lacey
Oct 11, 2019
Oct 11, 2019

Congratulations on your scholarship!

Ifeyinwa Ezeagu
Oct 17, 2019
Oct 17, 2019

Thank you for sharing Charity!
Your story is inspiring! Your Mum's efforts to see you through school were some of the resilience exhibited by women that makes me advocate for their wellbeing.
Your experience is one that cannot be for gotten easily.

Sister Zeph
Oct 22, 2019
Oct 22, 2019

Dear Charity, thank you for being so honest and brave to share the story of your childhood.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Oct 23, 2019
Oct 23, 2019

Dear Charity,

Indeed circumstances do not define us nor do they define our destiny, I like the way you decided to write your own story. This is very inspirational for people who have lost hope.

Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

Stay blessed.