Education for all girls

Omoh Virginie
Posted September 17, 2019 from Cameroon

E​​​​​​​​​​​​​​very girl needs a book in her hands, every girl needs a classroom to learn, every girl needs to get on her feet, get off the street and follow her dreams.

Education I belief is a fundamental Right that all humans should enjoy irrespective of their sex, religion, class or social belief. Hence we raise an opportunity for all girls to enjoy the joy that comes with wearing that uniform, carrying a bag of books, heading to a class full of strangers(most times), and probably coming back home with a headache because of too much noise.

I remember my very first day in secondary school, I was so nervous about going that when I got to class I could barely introduce my self to the teacher, I felt so tense that I couldn't say any thing at all. Everyone laughed and I got really embarrassed until a girl who has till date lived to be one of my best friends said, “ don't think much, you only do this once ". This statement till date has been one of my push factors, and I believe every girl needs that opportunity to do it.

Every girl needs that opportunity to dream of having the best professions, and paying jobs there is, every girl needs that Wow moment of looking silly with a uniform that probably looks too big and a smile that looks real sweet.No girl should be made to stop school If she doesn't want.

 

Let's Educate the girl child.

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

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Lisbeth
Sep 17
Sep 17

Haha, how you made me laugh when you said you leave class with headache because of noise hehe.
Yes education is fundamental human right and girls are not exempted. Send your girl to child. When I was under 18years we had composed by the ministry of education in Ghana to educate parents to send their girl child to school. That was the lyrics:
"Send your girl child to school"3×
You reminder me. Thanks for sharing.

Omoh Virginie
Sep 17
Sep 17

You're welcome.
I laughed too when writing that part. Beautiful memories

Anita Shrestha
Sep 17
Sep 17

Dear Omoh
Thank you for sharing. Education is great. Education is very important to bring girl upto this stage, if we have no education, we could not meet each other. Therefore, more important thing is a educate to girls. Need to raise voice for girl education.

Nabila Abbas
Sep 17
Sep 17

This is really amazing to stand for educational mission. Well done sister

Omoh Virginie
Sep 17
Sep 17

Thank you

ANJ ANA
Sep 18
Sep 18

Education is a fundamental right for the girl, I agree with you. That is where the empowerment starts.

Jill Langhus
Sep 18
Sep 18

Hello Dear Virginie,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your lovely story, and, too true... every girl has the right to an education!

Hope you're doing well and having a great week:-)

Omoh Virginie
Sep 18
Sep 18

Hi Jill
I'm doing absolutely great, hope you are good too.

I really don't know how this thing works, cos I've been trying to private message you for a long time now.

Jill Langhus
Sep 18
Sep 18

Hello Dear:-)

Great to hear! Yes, thank you!

Oh, no:-( If you click on my name, you will find two red buttons under my photo. Select the second, red button that says "message," and it will create a message window where you can write and send your message to me:-) Let me know how it goes!

SIMON MUREU
Sep 19
Sep 19

GOOD READ and if she do not want to we may need to talk her into it

Hello, Virginie,

It's a great idea to raise opportunities for girls to find joy in going to school. After all, life is a matter of perspective. Yes, let's educate every girl child, so she can have an informed decision on how she wants to live the rest of her life, and not just follow the dictates of society. :)
Education is empowerment.

Thank you for bringing up this topic. Education is every girl's right, indeed!

Omoh Virginie
Sep 22
Sep 22

Hi
Thank you too for the support.

You're welcome, dear. :) Hope you have a great week ahead!

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 19
Sep 19

Hi Virginie,
I love the message you are sending out, and I so agree, every country should have as a priority good education for all, and never making it impossible for girls. Your story of your first day is priceless, especially leading to a life long friend.

Omoh Virginie
Sep 22
Sep 22

Hello Verrall.

Thank you so much, I'm grateful

Tarke Edith
Sep 20
Sep 20

Wao Veginie
Thanks for sharing your experience when you were going to school . Dear sister that is the joy of every child to be educated . well dear let's talk it loader maybe it can get to the ears of those who are to seat on that dialogue table to see into it that schools resume fully in North and South West region.

Omoh Virginie
Sep 22
Sep 22

I really wish I had the means and opportunity to attend that dialogue, I have some strategic questions to ask to both parties.
Lol

Gwei Mainsah
Sep 22
Sep 22

OMOH VIRGINIE
I appreciate you for talking about education now in Cameroon and that of the girl child in particular. Nowadays with the prevailing socio-political situations in the 3 corners of the national triangle talking about education is not an easy task, but we should not stay quite seeing our kids going through these situations. We all believe and know very well that development, peace and personal growth starts with education, so depriving ourselves and others from education is like depriving ourselves from peace, development and self growth.

Omoh Virginie
Sep 22
Sep 22

Hi

You are absolutely right, education is indeed a form of conflict resolution.

Omoh Virginie
Sep 22
Sep 22

My heart bleeds so much when I see at the outcome of this 3years of educational illiteracy on our youths, boys n girls.

Gwei Mainsah
Sep 22
Sep 22

Rightly said, for the past time and up till now we have been carried away by fear and fear of the unknown. If we could also tell the truth and stop being afraid of the unknown as well as speaking up our minds, then certainly we shall be able to return to normalcy