English translation by community member emma520 

 

What to say about young women who have never been to school, but instead work at home like maids?

A young girl by the name Ombeni, 18, tells her story: “I was born into a poor family, and my father abandoned my mother when I was 10. I then had to live with my uncle, where the suffering began. I never went to school, I never even held a pen in my hand. Being with my uncle meant I had to work for him like a maid, I was never treated humanely, and never dressed nor ate with dignity, like a human being. There was never a kind word said to me, I was treated like a good-for-nothing slave. I wish to study and to start my life again, but I don’t know anyone who could bring me out of this despair, I don’t know anyone who could help me. Help me, please.

I was very moved while reading this, but I cannot help, not until I finish my state-level diploma. So I send a message out to anyone of good will who can help. 

 

 

 

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Translation:

THE WOMEN WHO ARE YET TO RECEIVE AN EDUCATION

What to say about young women who have never been to school, but instead work at home like maids?

A young girl by the name Ombeni, 18, tells her story: “I was born into a poor family, and my father abandoned my mother when I was 10. I then had to live with my uncle, where the suffering began. I never went to school, I never even held a pen in my hand. Being with my uncle meant I had to work for him like a maid, I was never treated humanely, and never dressed nor ate with dignity, like a human being. There was never a kind word said to me, I was treated like a good-for-nothing slave. I wish to study and to start my life again, but I don’t know anyone who could bring me out of this despair, I don’t know anyone who could help me. Help me, please.

I was very moved while reading this, but I cannot help, not until I finish my state-level diploma. So I send a message out to anyone of good will who can help. 

Bonjour Benedicte - merci pour votre message. Il me fait triste que les filles comme Ombeni ne peuvent pas recevoir une éducation à cause de la pauvrète. Ombeni est jeune, et même si elle commence les études à l'âge 18ans, elle peut reussir. 

 

Emma