Every young girl.

preciousnatang
Posted November 18, 2020 from Cameroon

Before ever becoming a full grown woman, you first become a girl. A girl is not just about possessing the genetic features of a woman, but going through her experience. What do I mean? Every young female between the ages of 12-about 19 and 20 go through a growth process (puberty). During this period, a lot goes on with the girl child that places her as an endangered specie in the society. Most often, it is only when the typical woman has grown past that stage that she is able to stand for her self and speak up to what's right! We women keep struggling and fighting to build a society save for the girl child but I wonder how many percent actually pay keen attention to 'teen girls'?? The day I developed interest in the teenage girl, that was the moment I realised that a lot about women can be fixed. The problem has always been that most often we are always after time. That is to say, girls get raped, are molested and maltreated before action is taken, intended to heal, which never really erases the scars. I am  Precious Natang of Cameroon, bringing a new model of addressing women's crises by helping children handle/survive teenage hood. I believe if girls are empowered at their very tender ages, we will in the next 5-10years give room for greater changes than presently. The question i always ask is why are there always opportunities but when checking the age limit especially in Africa, we hear of "18 and above??" What becomes of the 12 and 13 who have ideas and only need guidance?? Let's create an avenue for younger girls, not just to teach them skills, and play kid games, but tell them hard truths they all need to know and have before they become adults. I desire to be the voice of a teen.My dream is to see children grow past teenage hood while fervently pursuing their dreams.Not every teen girl must suffer what others suffered. Let them integrate in the world and be bold. I believe teens too can make it. Dear mothers, sisters, aunties, leaders and world changers, your teen home might just need someone to guide and help them survive puberty. Help them do that by giving me the opportunity to work with your daughters through seminars, conferences and mentorship. I am ready to be the change and need to be supported to do so. #Transforming Teens with the Golden scepter(TG)#-that is me

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preciousnatang
Nov 18
Nov 18

Give teens a chance.

Selma Ndi
Nov 18
Nov 18

This is a nice read . Haven’t thought about including teens in ‘grown up’ things. Thanks for shedding light on this . Oh and welcome to world pulse

preciousnatang
Nov 18
Nov 18

Thank you!

Hello, Precious,

Welcome to World Pulse! I'm happy that a new voice from Cameroon is rising up!

You have an important mission. It's vital for teen girls to be guided and mentored. The younger they are empowered, the better choices they can make. Thank you for raising your voice and sharing your advocacy with us. Do you have an organization?

Looking forward to reading more from you. Welcome again to our growing sisterhood!

preciousnatang
Nov 18
Nov 18

Thank You Karen. I don't have one yet. I'm looking forward to, and I would love to be guided and mentored on here!

Ntein Franker
Nov 19
Nov 19

A beautiful right up,teen mentoring is a process that needs to be implemented to better up the future for young girls.

preciousnatang
Nov 19
Nov 19

Yes franker, together,we can

Nini Mappo
Nov 19
Nov 19

Hello Precious,
Your vision is ground-breaking! Good on you. It reminds me of the power of setting expectations, (borrowing from education model) guiding through the expectations and resourcing the journey as part of accountability to the expectations and the child/student.
Without expectations, society neglected the years of exponential growth to be wasted in wish-washy-ness and confusion. I am glad that you see different, and are doing different.
It is good news indeed!

preciousnatang
Nov 19
Nov 19

Thank you Nini Mappo. The power of expectations ##

nlengoc
Nov 20
Nov 20

Completely agree that we can and should empower girls with the tools to help themselves and also be able to seek help from others when they face hardships. Thank you for recognizing this need and for being part of the change!