I HAVE FOUND MYSELF A TRUSTEE IT IS MY TURN NOW

valem
Posted October 19, 2020 from Tanzania

last week was good for me and my mates went to visit ligoma ordinary level secondary school which is 40 km away from  Tunduru town .  we  had a  slogan of your body  are very valuable it can not be the same as soda and egg chips which is $ 1. recognize yourself baby girl  refuse to be called careless names.

we discuss with them the challenge the facing even failure to meet their goal, most girls  raise the issue of careless from parents .

a)their parents leave them free to do what they want as soon as they are mature, many begin to pursue their basic needs by engaging in unprotected sex with older and unhealthy men.

b)divorces Many girls said they live with one parent and others live with a grandparent because their parents have divorced and each has found a new partner, issues and upbringing for the children no one is dealing with.

c)gender disparities Many parents do not care about the welfare of the girl child so even if they are sent to school they send them just because the government is forcing them, they see the role of the girl child is to marry and raise children

d)the oppressive tradition of the wheel where a girl child is sent to Msondo (traditional initiation) at the age of 5 and the things she is taught are outside her age.

e)The issue of poverty among them said their parents were willing to serve them but extreme poverty made them unable to provide for their children's basic needs

d)lack of dormitories these children have planned a home in the hospital where they encounter all kinds of temptations many end up getting pregnant and sexually transmitted diseases.

SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS

1.Governments and other development partners come forward to build dormitories for girls and boys

2.the government prevents young children from being sent to the Msondo fines and severe punishment should be given to parents, and the victim (Nyakanga)

3.responsible parents in the upbringing and those who ignore the law should be used

The issue of equality is not just for the government, it is important to ensure that members of the public are aware of the benefits of equality and the disadvantages of inequality so that they can all speak the same language.

This story was submitted in response to My Voice, Our Equal Future.

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Nini Mappo
Oct 20
Oct 20

Hello Valem,
It's good to read a follow-up update about this school and the life transforming mentoring you are doing for the girls. Good on you. I was just wondering how you are connected to the school/what motivated you to take an interest in these particular girls and start mentoring them?
Keep up the spirit sis, and all the best.

valem
Oct 20
Oct 20

hello sister Nini
how are you and your family? thank you for reading and encouraging me about the activities I do in the community

In one of my post was all about the real life of a Tanzanian girl i have tried to explain the challenges i have faced since i was young the life i went through and the cruelty i faced.

Through the life I have lived I wish it had not happened to the current girls I am shouting so that society can hear me.
I know with the help of the Holy Spirit I will live my dreams of helping girls
enjoy you time

Nini Mappo
Oct 21
Oct 21

I just went and read that story again. Good on you for helping the community write a new story for the girls. Indeed, the Lord is our helper.

valem
Oct 21
Oct 21

Thanks so much sister nini