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Winnie: Teaching the Next Generation

Since graduating from university, what are you doing now?

 

After I graduated in 2014, the government employed me with the Teachers Service Commission. As the first born child and sole breadwinner, I took the responsibility of educating my siblings and paying their school fees. Four years after graduation, I married and am now blessed with a baby.

How has FIH helped you achieve your dream?


Before, I was devastated. I had enrolled in university with no hope of ever completing the program, and it ruined my self-esteem. FIH came into my life at a time when hope was almost lost. My mother struggled to keep us in school while being unemployed, but FIH paid for my school fees and provided me with financial support. This enabled me to attend school full time and concentrate on my studies. Through FIH and their mentorship, I am now the teacher that I aspired to be, speaking my mind diplomatically and articulating issues that matter.

I consider myself a leader in my family and at my place of work. I have held various leadership positions, including being head of department and head of certain academic subjects. FIH held various meetings featuring speakers who motivated us to be better people, and this exposure to different personalities helped shape the leader that I am today.

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Why is the work of FIH important?

 

FIH is not only interested in paying one’s school fees, but in seeing the individual grow. FIH gives attention to your spiritual, emotional, physical, and social well being; they have nurtured full and complete healing in my life.

What is your future vision for yourself and for girls in your community?


As a teacher, I interact with girls on a daily basis. This gives me the opportunity to teach them what FIH taught me about ending sexual violence. I envision myself as a professor of education. I have a burning desire to pursue further studies, and I strongly believe that I will achieve it.​ ​My vision is to see the girl child in school, empowered and independent. I encourage the girls that I teach and interact with to better their lives through education.

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