I began to hate myself, I was scared to move out of the house and sometimes missed school because I knew I would meet this man. One day, I decided to write a letter to the school administration. I needed help and support to stop this man from aggressively pursuing me.
When I sent the letter to the school exposing the man’s actions and intentions, my father was invited to the school and informed about my problem. The school administration also discussed the matter with Femlead and the case was forwarded to the police station.
The matter was successfully handled and I was helped. The man was arrested and I am now back in school focused and studying with peace of mind. He served as an example to so many of the sugarcane cutters who were targeting a lot of us young girls.
I thank Femlead for supporting me to build my confidence and self-esteem. Me and my friends have been empowered and we can now focus ourselves towards a strong personal future, unlike ever before. However there are still many girls who need the Femlead sessions because the community’s negative attitude towards girls is so powerful and continue to impact them.
Dembe, Busiiro S.S