I see change as possible. Although history quickly reminds us that people many a times resist it because they fear it brings elements of uncertainty or shift the dynamics and means of their survival as they are always not ready to change. I’m however a strong believer of the notion that says ” change looks beautiful on you”.
When the United Nations introduced the Millennium Development Goals in 2000 , speculation has been that after the expiring of these goals, there was nothing else to work upon.however the year 2015 dismissed all these speculations as the United Nations rebranded and advocated for the sustainability of what the member states have worked upon from 2000-2015 , thus the endorsement of Sustainable Development Goals.
I have used United Nations as an example because the organization itself has gone through dynamics of change.
Anyway, i’m not going to dwell much on United Nations, but the essence of my writing is that people should embrace change and stand against the dictator who continues to subjugate young girls.the dictator is called Child Marriage.
Some of my learned friends would prefer referring to these young girls married off under the age of eighteen as ‘child brides’.the term in itself shows how even educated people try to sanitize something which is more glaring .my question then would be” why are people not thinking of child Marriage as a disaster and a threat to the future of these young girls ?
I have few arguments to support that girls’ future will remain bleak if they are married off early not being able to attain education.
Suddenly after a girl leaves school, education to her became instinct .she will have no education story to tell and that’s absurd. What that means is that to her, education isn’t a priority even when she has her own children she will not be able to value education, she knows not of it’s significance. The terrain goes on like that .
Moreover, from a local survey conducted, the statistics are that girls whose mother’s were victims of child marriage, if they can’t find fees to attend school, their primary option will be to get married .This further perpetuates the cycle of poverty within the family.
It is this mindset that needs eradication, getting married because one couldn’t afford education is an attitude on it’s own, possibilities are endless , but it takes radical actions for one to change.
My last sentiments to young girls is that instead of negating your already bad situation, navigate and see change as a possibility .
To all our elderly people, let girls grow like trees, let them anchor their roots on the ground so that even when the strong winds come they will be unshakeable .
Change looks really good on you, give it a try!
Young girls can be agents of change, they have the propensity to forge paths they want to pass through to attain the much needed change.