Introducing myself and my journal: Life in the village
I am a Malawian lady, 29 years old, and single. I have grown up from a very typical village in our area, where by most women didnt finish up their education and get employed, instead they drop out even before half way of their education and get married with rich men. Very few girls managed to finish up theor education and seek for employement. Born in a family of 5 girls and 4 boys it was always my father's advice to every child to workhard at school. Having 4 sisters, i was a third, but my 2 elder sisters got married before finishing their education, a thing which displeases my parents, i took the
challenge that i will finish up my eduation no matter how circumstances might be, being in a typical village life was indeed hard for out family, since my parents were just mere farmers who hardly finds little money to take care for us their
children, sometimes i could get tempted to get married and live happily as my friends but i wanted to be the first girl in our village and family to complete my education and get employment, My mother on the other hand was always advising
me about the dangers of early marriege and preginancies, i was always get insipired by the women who were working and have all sorts of things in their homes, and i was always saying "One day it will be me working and driving this kind of vehicle" There comes a time during my high school education when all of my friendz got married and lives happily with their husbands, but still i didnt loose my passion for educated, i finish up my high school and enrolled with a private college, after 3 years of my college education i got my first job at the age of 19. This was a very happy moment when both my parents were excited that their daughter, a third from other daughter is now employed. Today my parents are still living happily after seeing that am working and also encouraging my young sisters to work hard in school and get employed.
TO ENCOURAGE MANY YOUNG GIRLS TO WORK HARD IN THEIR EDUCATION FIRST BEFORE MARRIEGE
My Vision for the Future:
TO BECOME GIRLS AMBASSADOR