As a former Refugee girl child, supporting girl child education means so much to me.
I was playing around with words and was able to come up with this poem, its not perfect-but hoping it will inspire you all. It’s entitled ‘girl child a precious gift’.
‘Girl child a precious gift’
Girl child, so precious. Yet always thought of as less in the society. She cries out to be educated. Yet always thought of as a coffee maker or cleaner. And all she wants is to be given a chance to realize her full potential.
Girl child, so precious. Yet most oftenly goes unnoticed. She cries out to be educated. Yet in most families the boys are taken to school and she is left at home. And all she wants is that single opportunity to be saved from prostitution.
Girl child, so precious. Yet some thinks of them as curses, just because of their gender. She cries out to be educated. Yet most of them grow up listening to painful words that children shouldn’t hear. And all she wants is to be given that one chance to fulfil her destiny.
Girl child, so precious. Yet thought of as wife materials only. She cries out to be educated. Yet always thought of as not good enough. And all she wants is to be given the chance to become a better leader, a better lawyer, a better doctor among others.
Girl child, so precious. She cries out for help, yet no one seems to come to her rescue. All she dreams of is a world where people support one another and there is equality. Give the girl child the chance to get that respect which others get because of education. So that she can reach out to others, motivate and teach them.
Girl child, so precious. When she is born, she becomes a daughter, a sister, a wife and a mother. Educating a girl child is one of the most important ways of changing the world. Girls are future mothers and well mothers, you know them well enough. So please support girl child education, for a better tomorrow. Save one girl child today- it starts with me and you. Be the change that you want to see- and help put a smile on the faces of the little ones.
Thanks for reading- be blessed.