Mercy Atoo welcomed by Mashariki High School Matron (Right)
Your Donations Gets back a Shuttered Girls’ Dream
Miss Mercy Atoo Ipara is an 18 year old girl who had lost hope in life. She was desperate. TYSA through Education and livelihood opportunity project gives her a renewed hope. Here, she narrates her story
I always wanted to be a journalist. When I finished my secondary school last year, I wanted to join a journalism school. However, my examination points were not enough to secure me a place.
I spent most of the time home, doing domestic chores and closed up in the home compound. One day, a neighbor came home and said, Atoo you used to be a good player. Are you still one! Yes, I said. Good in Soccer! She exclaimed.
After participating in various sports activities organized by TYSA, Atoo as she is commonly known started opening up to her friends.
One afternoon, the TYSA Executive officer was talking to each of the 25 girls in the soccer team. When my time came, I was not sure what to tell him. He is kind and always encourages us to open our hearts and minds. I gathered courage and told him my desire to be a journalist and the difficulties I am having especially money to continue with school so that I can get better grades.
TYSA executive officer then told me to consult with my mother before we could discuss further. Meanwhile TYSA executive Officer through friends in Uganda started to explore possibilities of her joining a High school there. This possibility was possible. When we looked at what Globalgiving friends have given through the project, we felt it could take her to school for two terms. So we made a decision to support her with this money
When I came back to see the Executive Officer, I told him that my mum has no money. So I have just to stay home again.
We informed her that TYSA together with good friends through the globalgiving will support her and that a school in Uganda has already been found.
Am so happy!!! So Happy!!. Thanks to all, my dream has come back to life!!!!
Atoo is now in Mashariki High School in Kampala Uganda and will finish at the end of year 2009
You’re continued Support will see her achieve her dream….being a journalist... Hopefully she will live to write this story to the future generation. Give your donation for a worthy course!!
Mercy Atoo at the Headmasters' office of Mashariki High School K
Mercy Atoo in aprevious soccer training session at TYSA Sports C