For my daughters

Singularlyme
Posted February 9, 2021 from Nigeria

Today, I submitted a grant application. It was very stressful writing it. But as I wrote, all my passion welled up again and I remembered why I was putting in so much effort, money and time. I remembered how passionate my 15 year old daughter was when she told me a story of how she was denied being class captain in her first year of secondary school but was given assistant because she was a girl. I remembered the passion with which she talks to me about gender equality,  female empowerment and women rights. She once told me, mum I know you will never remarry just because it is expected or to satisfy the society, you will only if you find someone worthy of having you. I remembered how much she and her sister look up to me as a role model for what a woman should be and I want to help other single mothers be a worthy role mothers to their daughters and help young girls find their voices as my daughters have. My passion to support girls and women find value in themselves first will continue to drive me....even when I feel tired.

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Barry
Feb 10
Feb 10

I love this dear sister! i do hope you will be successful with the application!! We as women would not continue to take the position the society has given us, we have no limits and we would continue to break rules and boundaries concerning the expectations of the society. Thank you for your support to women, the world is in need of people like you!

Singularlyme
Feb 10
Feb 10

Thank you very much, It will be great o have you as a volunteer if you would be interested

Barry
Feb 10
Feb 10

That would be great! Let me know how I can help!

Nini Mappo
Feb 10
Feb 10

Hello there,
Congratulations on putting all the work, thought and project planning that goes into a grant proposal. I pray that you get a favorable response to fulfil your dreams, now embraced by your teen daughter oozing with wisdom beyond her age, (Hint, hint, great mummy skills : ) ) so that more women and girls can see their world like your 15 year old: free, not subjugated by traditions and patriarchy. All the best!

Singularlyme
Feb 10
Feb 10

Thank you Nini

Beth Lacey
Feb 11
Feb 11

Good luck with our grant application

Hello, brave sister,

You are doing the right thing: revisiting your WHY to keep you going. We are cheering you on so please continue to update us here. Kudos to you for your courage and strength in making a difference in the lives of your daughters and the rest of the daughters in this world! Keep going!

KABAHENDA KIGGUNDU
Feb 28
Feb 28

Dear Singularlyme,
I applaud you for standing up for single mother's because this a neglected group of women, and in some cultures, single mother's are not given any respect.

Teaching your girls gender equality, women's empowerment and women's human rights is the best thing that you can do for them.
Your are a wonderful role model to your girls and I am glad that they look up to you.
Supporting girls and women to value themselves is a noble endeavour and I wish you nothing but success. Where there is a will there is a way. All the best.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hello my dear sister,
Thank you for sharing your post and for being an amazing mother and role model for your beautiful girls. There is nothing great than the love and support that girls get from their mother. May God continue to bless you and your daughters and the women in your community. Looking forward to more of your updates. Stay blessed.

ikirimat
Mar 14
Mar 14

I resonate very well with your story. When I was in my secondary school I was also given position of deputy class captain. Deputizing was a position exclusively left for the females. I am glad over time this gender stereotype is slowly changing. That is reason we have to continue reaching out to more girls to help nurture them to believe they can also lead and not just by deputizing.