2013 Opportunity to Mentor Rural Ugandan Girls. In their own words...
Education is the best thing in the life of the less privileged, when they are educated, they add great value to their communities. Here are 12 Girls looking for Mentors from across the globe this 2013. 49 out of 60 Girls have already got Mentors from Australia, Europe and The United States.
In their own words.....
I am 15 years old. Both my parents are HIV positive, I have 6 siblings and I am the second born, our first born got married. I would like to transform my family and my community, please help me by educating me, I would like to become a teacher so that I can teach the young generation. [Maureen is 2012 mentee who needs a new mentor. Her current mentor is not able to continue]
I am 14 years old. Both my parents are HIV positive. I have 6 siblings. My father who used to support my education is now ill. Please support my education so that I can have a brighter future for myself, my family and my country. I would like to become a doctor. Many people are dying in villages because there are very few doctors in the country.
I am 14 years old. My father died of HIV. My mother divorced and left us with our grandmother who takes care of us. My grandmother is 72 years old. She cannot afford educating me and my 4 siblings. Please support me so that I can be able to support the rest. I would like to become a doctor.
I am 18 years old. I have sat home for the past one year due to lack of school fees. I tried digging people’s gardens but the money I raise cannot feed us as well as pay my school fees. We are 4 girls in our family, our parents both died of HIV. So often the community has threatened to take our land because we are girls. I would like to study and become a lawyer so that I can defend a girl child.
I am 16 years old. I lost both my parents, I am a total orphan. It is my uncle who struggled to educate me but he has said that he is not able to continue and that I should get married. I do not want to get married. I want to become a Doctor. I also want to help poor people like me.
I am 18 years old. My mother died in 2005. It feels so lonely not to have a mother. My father is a poor peasant farmer. He sells food stuffs for survival; he has struggled to educate me. Without your support I am not likely to finish the journey of education. When I look back, I have a lot of responsibilities that only through education, I can be able to sort them. I want to become a doctor.
I am 16 years old. Both my parents are HIV positive. I have 5 siblings and we are very poor. My family cannot educate me any further. Being the first born, they want me to get married. I do not want to get married, I want to study. I would like to become a lawyer so that I defend those who are mistreated, especially the girls and women.
I am 21.My parents are aged and not educated; they cannot afford my school fees. In order to make school fees, and add something on the little my parents contribute as my father sells silver fish, I went to work as a house keeper but my male boss wanted to have sex with me so I ran away because I did not want to add another trouble. I love God. I want to become inspector of Police. Through this I will be able to fight away early marriages which will be happening in the lives of the young girls. I promise to work so hard and think better about my future if you choose to mentor and sponsor me. [Christine is 2012 mentee who needs a new mentor. Her current mentor is not able to continue]
I am 16 years old. I have 9 siblings; most of them have got married, and married because there is no money for higher education. I am in the level where I can also be forced to get married because there is no money. I would like to become a lawyer in future. Please help me fulfill my dream.
I am 18 years old. My parents cut firewood and give to the school that I go to, it works as my school fees. There are no longer more trees to cut; we do not have much land to grow crops for sale. If you support me, I will work very hard for a better future. I admire doctors; I would like to become one so that I can treat the sick.
I am 16 years old. My mother died when I was still young. I have live with my father and grandmother. My father fries soybeans and sells in the markets; he gets very little money from it for both feeding us and education. Please support my education so that I can uplift my family and community. I would like to become a doctor.
I also believe there is nothing more important and must-be basic in the life of an African girl than EDUCATION. Here in the grassroots, it is a luxury, especially for the girls. Give them the opportunity if you can.