Name: Azong Mercy Akanjogboka
An aspiration for the Future: Journalist
DiFFiculties I Face at school:
I want to read storybooks that will enhance my knowledge about a world beyond my village in Siniensi but we don’t have one in the whole of the community. If we want books to read we have to travel to the nearest toward which is quite hard to get to on non-market days.
With the adequate subject textbooks, we have to copy the teacher’s notes straight from the chalkboards even if we don’t understand them.
We would love a Computer Laboratory because we will like to access the internet and other applications in order to learn better.
DiFFiculties I Face outside of the school (at home and in the community):
Early Child Marriage: This is a situation whereby some parents force young girls (sometimes boys) into arranged marriages. When this happens, the child is then more likely to become a school dropout. It is so common here among us girls, it is not a good thing at all.
Broken homes: This is a situation whereby parents are not together and often the children do not get as much care and attention as they would need. It affects our self-esteem and self-belief, it makes a lot of things much harder.