Campaign Update

Findings from parents'answrs during the interviews

NI AYE
Posted March 29, 2018 from Burma

With available time challenges 15 girls interviewed 45 parents in their community in two weeks time. Some girls had to find the respondents in a shirt time before they went for work in summer holidays . Fortunately , I could have a time for them to go on a short trip after the first week of interview and we all had fun   with it.

It was a great campaign because the girls could give the parents a good message that all of them didn't know about. At the end of the interview , the parents learned from the girls that there was a good education program for good job opportunity for girls . With this program , their daughters can become engineers without taking the matriculation exam which is  the biggest obstacle  for all of the high school students in the country.

We asked  10 questions and each question provides space for parents'  expectations for their sons and daughters. According to their answers. all of the parents expected good education and job opportunities for both their sons and for  their daughters. Also sons and daughters help their parents at home on school holidays. Even five years old daughter has to do the house work and some of the girls have to work outside such as road building , collecting latex from rubber trees and work as a street vendor on holidays .

Most of the parents said that they would agree their daughters to go to engineering school  but some parents said no because they are worried about their young  daughters or they need their daughters at home to help them.

( I will write more in a few days)

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ANJ ANA
Mar 29, 2018
Mar 29, 2018

Dear Ni Aye

Thank you for sharing the experience of campaign to make girls engineers without their matriculation studies. We love to hear you more. Please continue writing.

Best regards,

anjana

NI AYE
Apr 08, 2018
Apr 08, 2018

Dear sister

Thank you so much for your kind interest and encouragement . I will let you know more about it too.

Much love

Ni Ni

Jill Langhus
Mar 29, 2018
Mar 29, 2018

Hi Ni. Thanks for your update on how the interviews went. The program sounds like such a good opportunity for the girls that will be attending. Looking forward to hearing more...

NI AYE
Apr 08, 2018
Apr 08, 2018

Dear sister

It's my pleasure to to share about the girls.journey and will let you know more.

Lot of love

Ni Ni

Jill Langhus
Apr 09, 2018
Apr 09, 2018

Looking forward to it....:)

Bim Adegbite
Mar 29, 2018
Mar 29, 2018

Dear Ni,

I like the idea of interviewing the parents. To create change we need to understand the perspective of all stakeholders. Parents being stakeholders in the education of young girls have the opportunity to express their view and which in turn creates an opportunity to correct wrong impressions and/or understand areas of compromise or need to adapt. This kind of engagement is much needed and makes everyone feel included and heard.

Thank you for sharing this.  Awesome work!

NI AYE
Apr 08, 2018
Apr 08, 2018

Dear sister

I am so grateful to you for your encouraging words . Yes, I was so excited to hear the voice of their parents . Although they said they expected their girls' better future , it is not sure they will really make it happen. I will let you know more soon.

Cheers!

Ni Ni

Alyssa Tolva
Mar 29, 2018
Mar 29, 2018

It’s great that you are asking questions and having the kids ask their parents as well. Hopefully it will make parents more aware of the need for young girls to continue school and gain careers in STEM industries! Great job!!

NI AYE
Apr 08, 2018
Apr 08, 2018

Thank you so much for your warm encouragement . I also hope that the girls could be able to grab the good opportunity too.

Lot of love

Ni Ni

sujata gopal
Apr 01, 2018
Apr 01, 2018

Dear Ni Aye - This campaign must have been a great experience for you. Thanks for sharing. Look forward to hearing more from you. Pls do write and let us know

Sabdio Roba
Apr 03, 2018
Apr 03, 2018

Dear Ni Aye,

Thank you for this great initiative and for sharing your experience. We are waiting to learn more about this. STEM needs as many girls/women as possible. Getting parents expectations is a wonderful idea because it will give you more insights on what needs to done and also create a sense of ownership among parents. 

Cheers,

Sabdio

NI AYE
Apr 08, 2018
Apr 08, 2018

Dear sister  Sofia

Thank you so much for your kind interest and the girls and I are trying to make the dream come true with the challenges. I will let you know how it will go,

Cheers!

blueflamingo
Apr 03, 2018
Apr 03, 2018

Yes, yes, yes! To girls in engineering, thank you for leading this necessary and powerful work. 

NI AYE
Apr 08, 2018
Apr 08, 2018

Yes, sister we are very exciting about the journey and looking forward to reaching to the goal with lots of challenges . I will let you know how it is going.

Cheers!

Ni Ni

soul on fire
May 18, 2018
May 18, 2018

DEAR Ni Aye

Thank you so much for sharing your story. I am hoping to hear more stories from you 

STAY AWESOME

NI AYE
May 18, 2018
May 18, 2018

Dear Sister

Thank you so much for your kind interest. I will let you know how'd the journey going.

Love

Ni

sati_2
Jun 13, 2018
Jun 13, 2018

Dear Ni

Thank you for your  story.  It just takes one person like you to change the old thinking and traditions of a village. You're allowing these girls to think that there is more to a job than just what they are accustomed to as well as having their parents on board with the idea will encourage them to strive for more.

Best wishes

NI AYE
Jun 14, 2018
Jun 14, 2018

Dear sister

Thank you so much for your powerful encouragement. And I will pas it to girls and their parents .

Much love

Ni

Ifeyinwa Ezeagu
Mar 08
Mar 08

Dear NI AYE,

It's International women's day! 

I'm so glad to hear how you're encouraging girls to take a STEM Course. This is the way to go.

So heart warming that you are also carrying the parents along. 

Great job you're doing, keep it up.

Looking forward to reading more from you.