When I think about the Girl Child, I think about an embodiment of strength, happiness, intelligence and talent.
The Girl Child must be cherished, loved, and adored because she is more precious than jewels.
She is a diamond because she is indispensable.
She is like oxygen because you will always need that smile on her face.
The Girl Child to her mother is her strength.
To her father, his pride.
To her siblings, a helper.
To her peers, a dependable friend.
To her teacher, an intelligent being.
To the world, a shining sun.
To the church, a beautiful soul.
She needs to be educated.
She needs to be trained formally not only informally.
The Girl Child has a right to education.
And a right not to be married at a young age.
She has a wealth of knowledge in her that can only be developed if she is given adequate education.
Some people believe that it is a waste of money to send the Girl Child to school because they think she will eventually end up in the kitchen and her job is to only produce children.
This is not a good belief because there are many female entrepreneurs and political influencers who are making their way in the world and were once a Girl Child.
In Uganda, people have strong female role models like First lady Janet Museveni, current speaker Anita Annet Among, the prime minister Robinah Nabbanja and many others.
The Girl Child can transform the world and give additional benefits to society.
She should not be raped or abused because her body is hers.
The Girl Child should not be used for child labor.
The Girl Child deserves education as much as her male counterparts.
Education for me she says.
She is not a slave to anyone.
She is a Girl Child.
Please let’s join hands together to advocate for educating the Girl Child.
She is also a human being and deserves the best.
EDUCATE A GIRL CHILD.
GET A STRONG LADY
THAT WILL ONE DAY
CHANGE THE WHOLE WORLD.