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MES DIFFICULTES CONNUS DANS LA VIE

Comme vous me connaissiez déjà, à 6 ans j'ai fréquenté l'école primaire, en arrivant en 4e année primaire, j'ai commencé la vente de goyave pour avoir les habits et les souliers car mon père ne nous donnait rien comme vêtements. J’ai mené une vie très difficile dans mon enfance dépassant même celle des orphelins et à l’heure où je fais ce récit, je suis toujours dans le même rythme. Imagines toi à l’âge de 9 ans un enfant qui commence à ce débrouiller pour trouver un petit rien à se vêture pendant que j’avais mon père et ma mère tout simplement parce que ma mère n’avait rien et elle étai la deuxième femme de mon père. Je viens de terminer la 6e année primaire en difficulté. Comme on l’a toujours dit : « Kabla hujafa, huja umbika. ».
Me voici à l’école Secondaire, ce même rythme revienne, cette fois ci mon frère se décide de me payer les frais scolaire. Arrivant en 3e année des humanités littéraire, il se fatigue, je comme encore à vendre le canne à sucre jusqu’en 5e année, c’est ainsi que mon père aura pitié de moi et comme à me payer les frais scolaire car j’aime beaucoup les études, il me paye le frais scolaire et aujourd’hui j’ai mon diplôme d’Etat des Humanités Pédagogiques.
Dans ma tête, je ne pense pas que j’allai me limité par là, mais vu que mon père savait toujours que faire étudier une femme, c’est se fatiguer pour rien, il se décida de ne pas me faire étudier les Université. Alors j’étais obligé de me limité par là mais je lui sollicitant encore une fois de me faire la chance d’avoir quelque notion en informatique car je s’avais qu’une fois j’en ai. Je saurai me défendre avec en attendant que Dieu dise un mot sur moi.
Dans les années 2008 -2009, je me trouve avec mon brevet d’aptitude professionnel en informatique car j’aime beaucoup l’informatique et la médecine même si je n’avais eu plus cette chance de faire la Gynécologie mais je sais que je le ferai un jour et si plus moi, alors mes enfants. Et aujourd’hui je me trouve dans la carrière enseignante en tant que Secrétaire Informaticienne à la Division Provinciale de l’EPSP au Sud – Kivu. Au fur et à mesure qu’on ait en semble, vous allez me découvrir davantage, comme on l’a toujours dit : « Verba volente, scripta manente ». À la prochaine…

English translation by PulseWire member AnnieTheirault

Obstacles in my life

As you may already know, when I was 6 I attended elementary school, and when I was in fourth grade, I started selling guava to pay for my uniform and shoes. My father did not provide us with any clothing. My childhood was very difficult, more so than that of orphans. And to this day, my life follows the same rhythm.

Can you imagine a 9-year old child struggling to find something to wear, even though she had both her father and her mother? My mother was my father’s second wife and she had nothing. I barely finished elementary school. But, as I have always said: “Kabla hujafa, huja umbika”.

In high school, it was the same story all over again. My brother decided to pay for my schooling but, after three years, he got tired of doing so. I sold sugar cane for a couple of years, until my father took pity on me and started paying for my studies. I really enjoy studying and today I have my government-issued Humanities diploma.

I never imagined that I would be limited in this way, but for my father, a woman that studies only tires herself for no good reason. So, he decided that I wasn’t going to attend university. I begged him to help me get some computer training because I knew that with such training I could fend for myself, until God decided what my fate would be.

I studied computer science in 2008 and 2009, and obtained my diploma. I enjoy working with computers and I like medicine, although I never got the chance to study gynecology. I know that I will, someday. And if I don’t, then my children will. Currently, I am a teacher and secretary at the EPSP Provincial Division in South Kivu. You will learn more about me because, as the saying goes, “verba volente, scripta manente”. See you soon!

Mrs. Anuarite

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Comments

milsgra's picture

Contente de vous lire.

Anuarite,

Je m'appelle Pénina et c'est tout un plaisir de lire votre histoire. Votre courage et votre ténacité m'inspirent. J'aime votre courage et votre devotion pour l'education. Je vous félicite d'avoir décroché votre diplome. J'aimerais savoir d'autant plus sur les violences que vous aviez subit en vue de continuer votre étude. Comment aviez vous trouvez le courage de rester ferme, de surmonter les obstacles?
Merci Bien et bonne Continuation.

jessica moyo bashige's picture

NE JAMAIS ETRE DECU

Merci beaucoup Pénina, Comme vous l’avais lue dans mes récits, je n’ai pas eu la chance de faire l’université comme je l’aurai souhaité, en voyant cela, Ma mère était très inquiète, vu que j’avais quelques notion en informatique, elle jugeant bon de me chercher une occupation ; et me voici aujourd’hui comme agent de l’Etat non matriculé et non payée il y à peine 2 ans, comprenez que la souffrance persiste toujours.
Comme Dieu ne dors pas, il écoute du jour le jour les cris des ces enfants, il m’a envoyé Mama Neema et aujourd’hui je trouve l’opportunité d’exprimer mes difficultés sur notre cher site WORLD PULSE et espérant trouver une réponse un jour qui me soulagera. Que Dieu vous bénisse
Mme Anuarite

jessica moyo bashige's picture

NE JAMAIS ETRE DECU

Merci beaucoup Pénina, Comme vous l’avais lue dans mes récits, je n’ai pas eu la chance de faire l’université comme je l’aurai souhaité, en voyant cela, Ma mère était très inquiète, vu que j’avais quelques notion en informatique, elle jugeant bon de me chercher une occupation ; et me voici aujourd’hui comme agent de l’Etat non matriculé et non payée il y à peine 2 ans, comprenez que la souffrance persiste toujours.
Comme Dieu ne dors pas, il écoute du jour le jour les cris des ces enfants, il m’a envoyé Mama Neema et aujourd’hui je trouve l’opportunité d’exprimer mes difficultés sur notre cher site WORLD PULSE et espérant trouver une réponse un jour qui me soulagera. Que Dieu vous bénisse
Mme Anuarite

AnnieTheriault's picture

Translation

Obstacles in my life

As you may already know, when I was 6 I attended elementary school, and when I was in fourth grade, I started selling guava to pay for my uniform and shoes. My father did not provide us with any clothing. My childhood was very difficult, more so than that of orphans. And to this day, my life follows the same rhythm.

Can you imagine a 9-year old child struggling to find something to wear, even though she had both her father and her mother? My mother was my father’s second wife and she had nothing. I barely finished elementary school. But, as I have always said: “Kabla hujafa, huja umbika”.

In high school, it was the same story all over again. My brother decided to pay for my schooling but, after three years, he got tired of doing so. I sold sugar cane for a couple of years, until my father took pity on me and started paying for my studies. I really enjoy studying and today I have my government-issued Humanities diploma.

I never imagined that I would be limited in this way, but for my father, a woman that studies only tires herself for no good reason. So, he decided that I wasn’t going to attend university. I begged him to help me get some computer training because I knew that with such training I could fend for myself, until God decided what my fate would be.

I studied computer science in 2008 and 2009, and obtained my diploma. I enjoy working with computers and I like medicine, although I never got the chance to study gynecology. I know that I will, someday. And if I don’t, then my children will. Currently, I am a teacher and secretary at the EPSP Provincial Division in South Kivu. You will learn more about me because, as the saying goes, “verba volente, scripta manente”. See you soon!

Mrs. Anuarite

camarnet's picture

Thank you for sharing!

In my country, many children and teenagers see education as a chore. They'll never understand how important education is because it's something that will always be easy for them to get. They take it for granted. You understand the difficulty some people face in just getting basic things like clothes, and thus, you don't take schooling for granted. I admire you for working so hard to go to school. I hope you will be able to study in your chosen field one day. Good luck!

Shelley Megquier's picture

Congratulations!

Congratulations on your diploma, Anuarite. Your story shows that persistence pays off! Well-done.

sn's picture

Difficulties

Really inspiring story. You have really worked hard to achieve what you are today. I hope that girls like you must be provided opportunity to excel. I also hope that you well get an opportunity to study further and succeed in your life.

Shuriah Niazi
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vichuda's picture

Strong woman

Thanks for sharing your story! It is sad to read how you had to struggle without getting reliable support from your family. I am impressed how you managed despite many difficulties to find your way and get education without losing hope. You seem to be a very strong woman. I wish you all the best, that you can continue and be a model for others.

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