58 year old Lucy Ongera from Rwamutonga Village in Bugambe Sub County has expressed her interest to go back to school to ably fight for women’s rights in her area.
Ongera, a Sustainability Educator representing women in Rwamutonga and also a women representative at local council one, says she will enroll in primary six next year to improve on her reading and writing skills and also be able to read and understand English better.
She says she came up with the idea after attending several NAPE trainings where she encountered women who can express their ideas in English very well. She says this will help her to read and interpret the laws and literature on women’s rights most of which are written in English.
“I dropped from primary six because of school fees but now I see the implication. NAPE has exposed me, we meet different women in NAPE trainings who are able to speak and write English. I want to be like them. I will be able to read the laws related to women’s rights and help other women to understand,” says Ongera.
Ongera is among the people who were evicted by land grabbers in Rwamutonga to pave way for to an oil waste treatment plant in 2014 and are coming back to life after returning back to their land following over two years in the internally displaced camp.
During the interaction with Community Radio, other women also expressed interest to go back to school given chance though they identified some of the restraining factors as family responsibilities, lack of school fees and age.
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