2014 Opportunity to Mentor a Rural Ugandan Girl. In their own words...
Welcome to 2014 Mentoring Opportunity! This is our third year of running the rural girl mentorship and sponsorship project.
It is so hard to say no to the cries of impoverished vulnerable girls who would like to attain an education but have no opportunity and are left with one option; getting married young.
These are 7 out of 31 girls seeking the mentorship opportunity.
In their own words...
"My father died of HIV/AIDS. My mother is ill right now with HIV. My future seems lost if I do not get anyone to support my education. I want to become a Doctor." ~~ Victoria Abbo 12
"My father died of HIV/AIDS. My mother is living with HIV for 12 years now. If she dies soon, myself and 3 siblings will suffer. I am the first born, if I get education support from someone, I will help my siblings and my community. I would like to become a Nurse."~~Apio Immaculate 15
"When my father died, his relatives took all our properties, my mother is struggling to raise me and my 5 siblings. Life is very hard. She is not able to educate me. Recently she told me to get married because she can not support my education. I need your help because I am a clever girl, if I get a chance I will work very hard to make a better future. I would like to become a Doctor"~~ Nyandur Christine14
"I come from a family of 8 children, I am the 4th born, my older siblings got married and married because my parents are very poor. I don't want to get married like my sisters and brothers. Please I need your help to make a better future."~~Akoth Justine 15
"Both of my parents are sick with HIV/AIDS. They just fall sick anytime. Last year I was not able to finish my primary school because I had to abandon school to take care of my mother because she was very sickly. This year I finished but there is no hope of going to secondary school. I need your help. I would like to become a lawyer."~~Apio Dense Doreen 15
"I have no future without education because I know education is the only way I can have a better life. I have had very hard life being a young mother. I would like to study so that myself and my daughter may have a bright future. I would like to become a Teacher."~~ Alowo Mary Tereza 17
"Our home is full of graveyard because of HIV/AIDS. Both my father and Mother died of HIV. I have lived with relatives who have treated me like their housemaids. Sometimes I have cooked food and not eaten because of denial. I am suffering, my brothers are all married, only two of my sisters are not married, one is mad. I have 4 brothers and 3 sisters but they can not help me because they are all struggling. I would like to be given education opportunity so that I can improve my life and my family. I would like to became an environmental protector."~~Naizuli Martha 17
Why this Girl Mentorship project?
As the Founder of Rural Girl Child Mentorship Uganda (RGCM Uganda) project and an NGO, Pearl Community Empowerment Foundation (PCE Foundation), I have empathy for these girls and the impoverished HIV/AIDS stricken communities. Ten years ago, I had little hope of attaining an education or acquiring a decent job. After staying home for two years due to a lack of school fees, I was extremely fortunate to find a mentor in the United States. She helped me finish my high school education and continued to support me in many ways while I pursued my dream of a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology at the University. Now that I have graduated, I have a good job and am able to support my mother, my 16 nieces and nephews. I am also able to assist my community in many ways.
To-date we have 67 girls supported by individuals from across the globe. We also support 4 boys. We believe that giving education opportunities to especially rural girls will enable them transform their own communities by breaking the circles of poverty which includes illiteracy and ignorance.
Find out how this Mentorship works at http://pce-foundation.org/howtomentor.jsp.htm.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details of how to become a mentor and how it works.
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