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Naipima Leng'una Sinya

My father wanted to marry me off after finishing Standard Seven. He did not want girls to go to Secondary School but my mother was trying to find a way for me to continue my education.

My name is Naipima Leng’una Sinya. I am from Naisinyai Village in Simanjiro, Manyara Region. I have two sisters and a brother. I completed my primary school in 2009. My father wanted to marry me off after finishing Standard Seven. He did not want

My name is Naipima Leng’una Sinya. I am from Naisinyai Village in Simanjiro, Manyara Region. I have two sisters and a brother. 
I completed my primary school in 2009. My father wanted to marry me off after finishing Standard Seven. He did not want girls to go to Secondary School but my mother was trying to find a way for me to continue my education. It was difficult for her because nobody supported her. My parents were fighting because of their different views. I was not even able to fill up the application forms so that I can choose a secondary school.

My mother told my grandfather about the situation. He took me with him since he knew about Emusoi Centre. We wrote an application letter and waited for the Centre’s answer. Fortunately, I was accepted. 
When I left my village to come to Emusoi Centre to start classes, my mother also decided to leave our home. My grandfather took my mother back to my father. He explained everything to my father and begged him to forgive her. He took her back but he continues to complain and even threaten her. My mother insists that I should work hard in school. She said, “Look at me, I have no one to help me.”

This is the reason why I am working hard. After my studies, I will be able to help my mother and others. I am now in Form Two in Kiraeni Secondary School.


Start Year 2015
End Year 2015