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Empower me to speak for the voiceless

Who speaks for the voiceless girl especially the one in the village and marginalised community.I believe the best way to empower the girl child is through education.Don't give them the fish but provide them with the fishing net.My personal vision is to acquire the Knowledge,skills and the confidence to talk on their behalf.How can I write articles to bring change?How can I produce radio and TV programmes to bring change?How can I get the skills to write convincing proposals for partnership and collaboration in search of voicing the concerns of the girl child?
My concern for the girl child is that in the many institutions especially at the basic education the girls are facing enormous challenges.Challenges associated with culture practices,maturation issues ,early pregnancies,early marriages,female genital mutilation and the like.
I just pose and ask myself;what if my parents did not take me to school?What kind of a person would I be today?
I would like to be a voices of our correspondents to first learn the skills of writing articles to target various groups such as the policy makers,the parents the girls and community a large.This training will help me to get a mentor and coach who will help me to focus of the pertinent issues that concern me regarding the girl child.Gaining writing skills will give me the tips on how to generate ideas and even contribute articles for magazines and newspaper readership.This is my desire.

Mary

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JMKELLAM's picture

Passion

Mary,

I can hear the passion in your writing. You are off to a good start. Keep writing. That is the key. Write articles that interest you and share them with whoever you can. Listen to their feedback and keep writing.

Best of luck,

Jenna

P.S. Add a picture to your profile so we know who we are talking with.

Okeny-Lucia's picture

Well done Wachuka

Dear Sister
I know the strength of a woman when I meet one.You are raring to go in our village.Lets get in touch if you are in Nairobi.
And Kindly meet other sisters in Jambo Kenya Cafe.Good stuff is there meant for you.
Keep up

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

harinees's picture

Hello

I share your vision of education for all children - India, where I am from also struggles with lower literacy levels for girls because education is not considered a priority.

What ideas do you have today that would help this? Where do you see your writing skills hampering you? I would love to hear more...

Harinee

wachuka's picture

You are right, Harinees, The

You are right,
Harinees,

The idea of education not being a priority for girls applies in most communities.As writers we need skills to write and do advocacy work for different target groups.The skills I mean here are to write for newspaper and radio.You know even if you write the stories in the papers it is unreachable to the illiterate.Radio would be the most powerful especially the community radio where one would communicate in a language well understood by specific a community.

mary

elizabech's picture

Great job

I think this is an excellent piece on being a voice to the voiceless. I think a great target is the girls parents and the community. Keep up the great work!

Liz

wachuka's picture

I agree

Liz,
I agree with you that the parents and community is the main target.Which way do you suggest can be the best to reach them?

Mary

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