Lokote Esther Moding 21 years old S.2 Kotido S.S child-mother from Rengen Sub County, Nakumoiet village who was brought during the Go back to school campaign in 2017 is now in Kotido S.S. Esther joined Nakoreto P/S in 2017 due to GBS campaign TMF conducted in Rengen Sub-County where she joined the Girls Education Club (GEC) which has shaped her and made her very responsible and managed to transit to secondary.
“I am a child mother who had dropped out of school from P.7 in Rengen P/S. during the GBS campaign in Rengen Sub County conducted by TMF in 2017, I got interested in going back to school”.
Esther decided to brew a local drink to make some money for her school fees which helped her to go back to school. She joined Nakoreto P/S and was warmly received by the Headteacher who encouraged her to study hard and achieve her goals. In the school she got a chance to join the GEC club, was elected as a treasurer and was an active member of the club which helped her to even perform better in school and transition to secondary.
She says though she is in school, she still faces some challenges but never the less she is determined to study and complete school, she hopes to be a mentor one day for the adolescent girls who have dropped out of school to encourage them to go back to school. Esther’s patron of GEC Kotido S.S Madam Tusingwire Winifred says she is a very hard-working girl and disciplined. Her patron always ncouraged her to work even more hard in school. Esther one day hopes to work with NGOs to help her fellow girls, inspire and give them hope.
“My message to girls is to wait, abstain from sex until marriage, do not rush into marriage”,
As a child mother, she says there are many challenges and problems in child marriage rather remain and complete school, and great thanks to TMF, GEC, and her headteacher who have stood by her.