Keeping Girls In School

Harriet Karen
Posted September 30, 2019 from Uganda
Some of the female pupils in class
No matter the conditions, girls are determined to complete their education, they need that spark to keep the desire burning.

My home village is located in the South Western part of Uganda at the Rwandan border.

Early this year, I resolved to visit the only primary school that is available for over 5 villages. Young girls as young as 6 must move a distance of over 5 km to access education. As a result many girls will never step in a classroom, others will dropout in their early years and later years of elementary level.I put together a campaign since: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/keep-kisoro-girls-in-school/ .

As of now,  the campaign could have been retired but It will not tire...I keep coming, fighting back for the girls in Kisoro to complete basic primary education and transition to secondary education.Then ,I will go back and celebrate the  IDG .

 

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

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Hello, Harriet Karen,

Welcome back to World Pulse! How are you doing?

This is a great initiative you have started. Wow, 5km to access education. Do they walk or do they have available transportation? They are places like this in the rural areas of our country where children would cross rivers and climb hills on foot to go to school, and like you said the dropouts are high. Sad, right?

I hope you can find donors to your campaign. Thank you for fighting for the education of this girls. This is an important work you are doing. Thank you for sharing! Happy International Day of A Girl to you and your girls! Hope you have a great week ahead.

Harriet Karen
Oct 02
Oct 02

Hey Karen,
Great to hear from you again...always making storytelling worthwhile.
Its sad ...but we keep fighting for change!

Hello, dear,

Yes, it's great to be connected with you again. :) Thank you for being their woman warrior. :) Keep fighting.

Tarke Edith
Oct 01
Oct 01

Hi Karen
Thanks for sharing this post.l wouder why children should crable when it is a necessity . sis thank you for doing everything possible to help the situation.

Harriet Karen
Oct 02
Oct 02

Thanks Edith,the struggle continues untill we are there

Jill Langhus
Oct 02
Oct 02

Hello Harriet,

How are you doing, dear? Yes, this is sad. I hope that you're able to help more girls get their education. Please don't give up. What about trying a FB fundraising campaign or an Indiegogo campaign instead because they don't have the high fundraising limitation.

Please keep us posted on your fundraising efforts and program.

Hope you're doing well, and having a great week!

XX

Harriet Karen
Oct 02
Oct 02

Hey Jill ,
I am so happy to hear from you again.
You make my storytelling worthwhile.
Let me know how I can get to Indiegogo...or should check on google.
thanks alot

Jill Langhus
Oct 02
Oct 02

Hello there:-)

Aw, thank you! It's great to hear from you again, too!

Here you go, dear: https://www.indiegogo.com/start-a-campaign#/

Good luck, and let us know how it goes:-)

XX

Anita Shrestha
Oct 05
Oct 05

Dear
Good to initiate this new work and creative work

maeann
Oct 06
Oct 06

Hi Karen,
How are you? Don't give up on your campaign.

Kika Katchunga
Oct 23
Oct 23

You had done an excellent job; God bless you ; you have all my support the child girl must be educated because it him the hope of tomorrow; keep fighting and good luck
Thank you for sharing with us