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What is your greatest impact in our world starting 2012?

Anna - Both parents died of HIV/AIDS

A few days ago, I was attending several schools commissioning (Handing over the fully furnished new classroom blocks with latrines and Furniture to the local government and the schools administration) by Build Africa. It was jaw dropping and I was so shocked to hear that out of 32 pupils who sat final primary leaving exams in this particular school - Kisomere Primary School ONLY 9 where girls, reason being; they are married off by the age of 12 for bridal wealth which is nothing but one or two goats given to the parents of the girl. In most cases the girls can not afford education because of Chronic poverty, a belief that a girl child does not deserve education, ignorance as well as the effects of HIV/AIDS.

For decades, 98% of the rural Ugandan communities do not complete high school level. Nearly 0.5% will graduate at a diploma level. This is due to the effects of chronic poverty, HIV, cultural beliefs that education is meant for the boys and also domestic violence.

This is the reason why I will use every single cell in my body and all the money that I will ever own in this life to educate a helpless girl child. What a future without education, where would You/I be without it?!

The mission is: To connect Grassroots Girls with Mentors. One Girl of rural Uganda to one Mentor from across the globe.
What good can a helpless girl contribute in this world without education and mentorship?

We are starting a new year, 2012, please think of the impact you will create by supporting just one girl to attain education.

If you are not familiar with the reason why I am passionate about girl Child Education; please read my recent journals.
My education and life experiences compel me to fight for others in my footsteps.

I will be very grateful if you choose to Educate and Mentor just one girl out of these ones. For $188 only, you are able to educate a girl for one term and for the three terms that make up a year is $564.

For more information, please contact me by email, biitry@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance, for making a lasting difference through investing in the education of a rural/grassroots girl child from Uganda.

Anna - Totally poor parents
Nandalia - Both parents died of HIV/AIDS
Perepetwa - Both parents are on positive living (HIV/AIDS)
Sarah - Both parents are on positive living (HIV/AIDS)
Sharon - Both parents are on positive living (HIV/AIDS)
Victoria - Totally poor parents

Comments

Okeny-Lucia's picture

Hey Achieng

Hi,
This is a compelling story given that Uganda was one of the first East Afrcan Countries to declare HIV a national disaster.
Congratulations for this hard work.It is not in vain.
It reminds of my meeting today with members of the Parliament on lobbying for more finance in HIV/TB patients.I hope it touches their souls.

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

AchiengNas's picture

Good news!

Anna (in blue), Nandalia, Perepetwa, and Sarah have already gotten people who are willing to sponsor them. Thanks to Rita from Germany who is willing to sponsor and mentor three girls - Anna (in blue), Nandalia and Perepetwa and thanks to you Julie from Portland who is willing to Sponsor and Mentor Sarah. Thank you so much for choosing to invest in my passion, the girls education and empowerment! You may not know the measure of JOY and HOPE you have brought forth to these girls until they are somebodies. Thank you Lucia for your comment.

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

SarahRambeau's picture

Courage

I appreciate your courage to speak boldly about this issue and use your education to improve the lives of others. I lived in a rural part of Cameroon and saw very similar happenings and it is heartbreaking. It is inspiring to know that there are others like you who are using their opportunities to improve the lives of others. Keep up the good work!

Sarah

AchiengNas's picture

Good news!

Thank you for your comment, Sarah!

Anna (in blue), Nandalia, Perepetwa, and Sarah have already gotten people who are willing to sponsor them. Thanks to Rita from Germany who is willing to sponsor and mentor three girls - Anna (in blue), Nandalia and Perepetwa and thanks to you Julie from Portland who is willing to Sponsor and Mentor Sarah. Thank you so much for choosing to invest in my passion, the girls education and empowerment! You may not know the measure of JOY and HOPE you have brought forth to these girls until they are somebodies.

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

olutosin's picture

It is Well!

May God help us to keep to our promises.

So touching.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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AchiengNas's picture

Good news!

Thank you for your comment sister Olutosin,

Anna (in blue), Nandalia, Perepetwa, and Sarah have already gotten people who are willing to sponsor them. Thanks to Rita from Germany who is willing to sponsor and mentor three girls - Anna (in blue), Nandalia and Perepetwa and thanks to you Julie from Portland who is willing to Sponsor and Mentor Sarah. Thank you so much for choosing to invest in my passion, the girls education and empowerment! You may not know the measure of JOY and HOPE you have brought forth to these girls until they are somebodies.

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

ikirimat's picture

Concern and care

Beatrice,
I understand what you are doing. God bless you. I especially feel for the gals who want to have a bright future. I have had to support 4 such orphans and I know what it means.I pray that that they find support.

Grace Ikirimat

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."


AchiengNas's picture

Good news!

Thank you for your comment, sister Grace,

AAnna (in blue), Nandalia, Perepetwa, and Sarah have already gotten people who are willing to sponsor them. Thanks to Rita from Germany who is willing to sponsor and mentor three girls - Anna (in blue), Nandalia and Perepetwa and thanks to you Julie from Portland who is willing to Sponsor and Mentor Sarah. Thank you so much for choosing to invest in my passion, the girls education and empowerment! You may not know the measure of JOY and HOPE you have brought forth to these girls until they are somebodies.

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

aimeeknight's picture

Dearest Bea, Your love for

Dearest Bea,
Your love for these girls touches my heart. I wish them the most beautiful life and know they will have it, because you are fighting for their future.

"One shoe can change a life" ~ Cinderella

AchiengNas's picture

Good news!

Thank you for your comment, sister Aimee,

Anna (in blue), Nandalia, Perepetwa, and Sarah have already gotten people who are willing to sponsor them. Thanks to Rita from Germany who is willing to sponsor and mentor three girls - Anna (in blue), Nandalia and Perepetwa and thanks to you Julie from Portland who is willing to Sponsor and Mentor Sarah. Thank you so much for choosing to invest in my passion, the girls education and empowerment! You may not know the measure of JOY and HOPE you have brought forth to these girls until they are somebodies.

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

Ruth Beedle's picture

Thank you for your work and

Thank you for your work and your heart and your passion and your commitment to ALL the before mentioned things.

All my love.

AchiengNas's picture

Good news!

Thank you for your comment, Aunt Ruth,

Anna (in blue), Nandalia, Perepetwa, and Sarah have already gotten people who are willing to sponsor them. Thanks to Rita from Germany who is willing to sponsor and mentor three girls - Anna (in blue), Nandalia and Perepetwa and thanks to you Julie from Portland who is willing to Sponsor and Mentor Sarah. Thank you so much for choosing to invest in my passion, the girls education and empowerment! You may not know the measure of JOY and HOPE you have brought forth to these girls until they are somebodies.

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

AchiengNas's picture

THESE GIRLS HAVE ALL BEEN SELECTED!

Thank you Charli, Christian, Julianne, Julie and Rita.
Thank you for starting 2012 with a decision to Mentor a rural Ugandan girl. Thank you for cultivating leadership and restoring hope, joy and peace to these young souls who will in turn in the long-run be able to support their families and communities.

We are in the search for more 23 hopeless girls, to reach a target of 30 girls for mentorship this 2012. Each year we would like to have fresh lots of 30 rural hopeless Uganda girls connected to 30 mentors from across the globe.

Watch out for the next 23 girls, soon...

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

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