A wise man was once quoted to have said; a lot of the things that until now seemed unthinkable are starting to be thinkable. Cruising on the wheels of hope and faith, we set off for Bwaise. At 9:00 am a total number of 30 girls from Bwaise sat eagerly waiting for the facilitators to show up. 19 girls are school going between the ages of 13 and 15. Out of the thirty ages between 16 and 22, eleven of them are school dropouts, two of them mothers. An aura of hope swept across the room where we decided to divide the school going and those that are no longer going to school. Coincidentally, most of them are orphans and some HIV positive.
The introductory classes took off immediately, very few volunteers showed up to take part in the project because most of them wanted allowances that we could not afford. However friends that showed up did a tremendous job. We had the girls introduce themselves; select leaders, lay out their expectations and a key-note speech from Agnes of AMREF, and Nzaramba Vincent, a politician in this area. Rolands Tibirusya yet again was present this time not as a professional painter but held the camera to capture every moment of the day. Mrs Jennifer Muriro and Esther were also present to be part of this project.
I am so excited that this is happening the light that shone in the eyes of the girls gave us hope to carry on. Many battles we fight against fear, discouragement and despair but in all this we are more than conquerors.
Thanks to the MAN UP team for their support especially Aimee Oberndorfer Le as we raise the flag of stopping violence againt women in the whole world and restoring the dignity of the Girls in Africa
“The most sacred place dwells within our heart, where dreams are born and secrets sleep, a mystical refuge of darkness and light, fear and conquest, adventure and discovery, challenge and transformation. Our heart speaks for our soul every moment while we are alive. Listen… as the whispering beat repeats: be…gin, be…gin, be…gin. It’s really that simple. Just begin… again.” Royce Addington