I take this moment to thank each of you that has been behind our efforts to re-educate teen mothers. About a decade ago when I started this campaign, one of my campaign cries was to advocate for the readmission of teen mums into the education system.
I cajoled and pleaded and brainstormed with the policy-makers about the importance of readmitting young mothers into schools and encouraging them to secure a firm future for their children. A White Paper, supporting my position, was developed by local civic leaders but it lacked political thrust to be passed into a by-law that would allow schools to admit teen mums into their systems.
A few weeks ago, I attended a leaders educational forum where participants discussed the dwindling numbers of girls in education. I'm happy to report that after intense discussion, one of GEMINI's suggestions of readmitting teen mums back to school received a lot of support.
Leaders have promised to revisit the White paper and seek creative means of breaking the socio-political barriers that have previously prevented a steady increase in girls in schools. A further brainstorming meeting is due in July where several schoolheads have been invited to attend the session.
I take this opportunity to thank all of you that have been actively involved in supporting our efforts to provide a lifeline to deserving teen mums.
We still need your input, your encouragement, your donations, your questions...to ensure we achieve our goals.
Again, thanks so much for your support. Keep it coming!!