Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
I want to help young adolescent girls in disadvantaged or low resource communities have access to better opportunities so that they can maximize their potentials. I believe providing access to education and skill empowerment will help build self confidence which will help them to achieve their dreams thereby decreasing the rate of teenage pregnancy and abortion ravaging the society.
It's all part of making a better world.
There would be more girls who are equipped with skills and knowledge to maximize their potentials. This will lead to decrease in teenage pregnancy /abortion as well as maternal/infant mortality which teenage girls are mostly victims. The economy of nations will improve greatly as more girls /women are productive. There would be a world where girls are seen and heard and their rights are protected/respected.
This is really going to help people.
The impact of my vision will be mainly felt by young ladies (teens and post-teens within the age of 13 to 25 years) who are living in rural or sub-urban communities.
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
Access to quality education and trust funds for girls who cannot afford it but want to further their education.
Provision of skill empowerment center in under-served communities
Provision of health care services (sexual and reproductive health education, family planning services and counselling) centered to the girl child in under-served communities.
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
I will have achieved my vision if girls in under-served communities are well educated and display high self confidence in pursuit of their dreams. Also, if there is a youth-friendly health care service provider for girls in under-served communities. Finally, if the girls have been empowered with skills to make financial gains that can help them achieve their dreams.
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?