Little girls growing in a world unknown to them

Jap Mouki Christelle Alexandra
Posted December 14, 2019 from Cameroon

I asked : Who do you trust in life ? Who can you share all your problems ,mistakes secrets with ?

She said : No one ! I trust only God.

The other said : I trust only my best friend.

It is so sad to discover how negligent we have been towards our little girls' growths.

This is a conversation/counselling session I had on Wednesday with 15 girls of age 8 -10years in a primary school in Yaoundé-Cameroon. These girls grow up in a World unknown to them and decide to remain in the world within them.

8 years old Stephanie says in tears ;

" Because of the crisis in my region, I relocated and I now leave with my aunty who maltreats me and uses her teeth to bite me each time I do something wrong . She uses the scissors to chop my fingers and says either I kill her or she kills me"

9 years old Stacy says:

" I live with my mother , father and my mother's two brothers . One of them does bad things to me when I sleep at night . He has sex with me and he says I am beautiful. I have not told my mother because she will tell my father and my father will beat me up . So I trust only Stephanie my friend because she will keep my secrets"

8 years old little Rita says:

" I don't trust my mother. Each time I tell her something, she tells her friends and her friends call me names with that each time they come to our house "

Lets take time to be with our lil girls and for them because they live in a world they don't understand and they have no one they look up to for directions. What will become of them in future if this is what they face now.

They all said " you are very nice, please come again". I will definitely come again to see you girls . If I can help just one of them, I know I have helped a whole generation.

 

 

 

 

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Anita Shrestha
Dec 14, 2019
Dec 14, 2019

Thank you for sharing

Anita Shrestha
Dec 14, 2019
Dec 14, 2019

Thank you for sharing

Jill Langhus
Dec 14, 2019
Dec 14, 2019

Hi Jap,

How are you doing, dear? Oh, these poor dears. I hope you are able to help them. It must be so difficult to hear these stories. What advice have you been giving them, and will you see them again?

Hope you're doing well and having a great weekend!

Wusufor
Dec 14, 2019
Dec 14, 2019

Hi Jap,
Wow, this is really a good initiative you took, I mean The Interview you had with this little ones.

It looks like a lots of kids are suffering in silence oh mine. What is your next step? I think and hope you can help them little by little as to how they can overcome their problems.

First starting with their parents. I think some parents will be glad hearing what is worrying their small ones.
Wow, we turned to undergrades the kids intelligence.
Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great weekend.
Regards

otahelp
Dec 15, 2019
Dec 15, 2019

thank you Jab for your work. please keep working at it. yes counselling and listening to their stories is soothing to them and am sure they appreciate it too

lizzymark
Dec 15, 2019
Dec 15, 2019

Great step there,I hope you are able to help then and get the support you need to really achieve your goal.keep on dear grate grace.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 15, 2019
Dec 15, 2019

Hello, Jap,

It's so nice that you took the time to listen to little girls. Thank you for this message. As women, we need to create safe spaces for girls intentionally even though those encounters are short. I think this is what it means, " Be who you needed when you were younger".

Thanks for sharing!

Kadi_lokule
Dec 17, 2019
Dec 17, 2019

Girls at a young age are quite vulnerable - i am glad you are having converations with them at this stage of their lives. I applaud you. You are a force. Well done.

Andra Marasteanu
Dec 23, 2019
Dec 23, 2019

Thank you for sharing, Cristelle. it must have been difficult, but you are strong and if you were there you will definitely find a way to be of service and bring some light into their lives. Only by having someone to open up to is already a huge step. Thank you for that!

Akshaya9
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 25, 2019

Hi Jap,
Thank you for sharing the story of our poor little girls, it's sad to hear at a young age they already experience violence. Hope someone in the government or non-government will help to protect and support them.

Have a nice day dear.

Qurratulayn Khan
Dec 29, 2019
Dec 29, 2019

Hi dear,
God bless you dear, sessions of counseling the children is the need of the time, they are really facing many issues but not feel free to talk about there issues with anyone and this really effect on their personalty too, you are good job, keep going, keep visit them
love