Campaign Update

First two days of the campaign

NI AYE
Posted March 2, 2018 from Burma
Taking a short trip after interview
Taking a short trip after interview (1/1)

1 March 2018

While I was away from the girls I prepared the questionnaire and made and appointment with the girls to teach them basic research and discuss about the questionnaire. The next day after I arrived in, I went to the girls for the appointment and I could see only a few of them because some of them had already started working soon after the final exam. And they were not motivated quite much and seen lack of confidence. I understood that it was the first time for them to interview adults and also the first time for the adults to have an interview from girls too. Then I explained how the campaign benefit them and, I started the first step of the campaign by discussing about the questions in the questionnaire and answered their questions. Then I suggested them practice the questionnaire and made the appointment for the next day when there was an opportunity of meeting more girls who would come to school for an occasion.

2 March 2018

As I expected, I met more girls this time and they were more motivated because girls from the first day had already practiced interviewing and they also explained the other girls about the campaign too. As planned I taught them the rules of a research and discussed about eh questions with all of them and answer the questions. Following questions are some of interesting questions from them;

  • What if the people said we are just a child and not keen on having an interviewing with us?
  • What if we don’t get the answers we expect from them?
  • Some boys are also interested to go to the engineering schools like us, can they join our preparing class for the entrance?
  • My mother was very excited with my opportunity and that would be more helpful if you can meet her .She invites you to our little house.
  • My sister also wants to take the opportunity, is it possible?

Then we discussed the questions as follows;

  • We have been attending girls trainings for four years for girls empowerment. Now we want to start our commitment for the community and want to know your ideas .
  • It doesn’t matter although we don’t get the answers we expected. We must not judge their judge. It is good to know their opinion .But we need to explain well about the opportunity of their daughters’ better educationprogram.
  • Tellthe boys they could go the engineering schools like girls and we can give them good advice but we could now provide the assistance just for the girls to go to engineering schools.
  • I am very glad to meet your mom and I like her encouragement. I will visit he next week.
  • Yes , your sister is very welcometo our campaign.

Then, the girls were very excited and they said they were ready to start the interview and they would do it that day and the next day.

Then we made an appointment to meet on Sunday and it is excited to know what will happen.

Let’s wish them good luck !

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Tamarack Verrall
Mar 02, 2018
Mar 02, 2018

Dear Ni,

It is wonderful to read about your development of a relationship with these girls, your careful preparation and gentle guidance through their initial shyness. By listing their questions and then your answers, the progress of openness and trust you built shines through. It is also a great guideline for any of us preparing to support girls. 

All the best with this supportive campaign. I wish every one of those girls good luck exploring!

Tam

NI AYE
Mar 04, 2018
Mar 04, 2018

Dear  Ms.Tam

Thank you so much for your kind heart and encouragement. I will pass your message to our girls too.

Lovingly

Ni Ni

Olutosin
Mar 03, 2018
Mar 03, 2018

It's been a long time. I'm very happy that you are doing a wonderful work with the girls. Great job.

Congratulations. My warmest regards to all the wonderful girls.

Cheerio.

NI AYE
Mar 04, 2018
Mar 04, 2018

Dear sister

I  am so glad to see you again and I miss you all too. Thanks a lot for your warm thought and regards . I will pass your warm regards to our girls too.

With love

Ni Ni

Valéria Barbosa
Mar 05, 2018
Mar 05, 2018

Dear sister how gratifying to see your dedication to the girls. These questions are so important for them to question themselves. This training will make a difference in their lives and bring them closer to their community. Knowing the territory and what your people think will lead to a greater understanding and involvement with the issues that are addressed. In addition to a look of community appreciation for their interviewers. Congratulations.

NI AYE
Mar 05, 2018
Mar 05, 2018

Dear sister Valéria Barbosa

I really appreciate your praise and girls will be very proud to hear your kind message.They mostly got the positive answers from the parents but some of them have been disturbed verbally during the interviews and they were able to overcome it . I will write more about their experience next time. I will let you know sister.

Lovingly

Ni Ni

Shofali Agarwal
Mar 15, 2018
Mar 15, 2018

Thank you for your efforts and congratulations on what you have achieved.

NI AYE
Mar 15, 2018
Mar 15, 2018

Thank you  sister. You are very lovely.

Big hug ,

Ni Ni