From NDALILAH CAROLYN
All was well when I joined high school. My performances were very pleasing even my parents liked it. My girl friends were also good to me. It all stared when my peer group changed. They advised and gave me stories about my life style and encouraged me to accompany them also. Although it was not easy to do that, I did for the sake of keeping them company and happy.
By bad luck, the game was not on my side. I just tried to do as my friends said it is enjoyable.Wooi!!I conceived, on knowing this I neither told it to my parents nor my friends. I kept it as a secret, but in this group only one girl did not perish and she is still schooling.
It was all revealed on 29th February 2012 when our school carried out pregnancy test. I was among the victims on the list, I was very afraid but the nurses told me that it was not the end of my education. They encouraged me that all will be well and I will continue with my schooling with less fear until the last day. I was a bit scared but I got a little courage.
However my parents were called and told this. That was the day hell broke loose, but I thank God my parents understood this situation although it was a bitter experience to my parents. When I went back home, my parents asked me politely who was responsible for that, although my parents were not pleased with this, my last performance in form two were very pleasing, but I was pregnant. I tried my best, struggled and got a C+ (PLUS) grade and became position five.
On 16th of March 2012, it was when I left school and went home for a short period. I just delivered two weeks after school. After one week my parents left to seek job for our upkeep. I was very ashamed of having a kid while in school, but that was not all. After a month, I decided to ask my father through the phone to allow me go back to school.
My grandmother took me back to school, I promised before my grandmother and principal that I will not repeat the same mistake again and concentrate with my education.
Tasks became mountains to me. Catering for the child after school doing home chores and doing my evening studies made me confused. My studying time was divided; things were not so easy to me. I tried my best and did not loose hope.
After some days I sat for the second and third test, the final results was a grade c (plain) and became position fourteen without doing the first test. This results encouraged me to work extra hard. My grandmother promised to look after my baby.
After attending the TYSA Girls Training Camp, I have learned how to deal with the difficulties. I have learned how to be with my child, study and also have time for my friends too. Today, I am very strong in school. In fact, I was chosen the class prefect after the training at TYSA.
I now have a good story to share with my friends who have lost in life and are no longer accessing education and also those in TYSA and community at large. Even if school fess has brought more problems to me, I hope and looking forward to join university and if possible to go overseas for further education. I will reduce the poverty circle in our family.
I believe someone is listening to my plight and would support my school fees which is US$ 200 per year!
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