Teenage Girl Powering Change in Uganda: Meet Honourable Alengot
For all those in need of inspiration, and I know I am today, well…the African nation of Uganda is beginning to see change, and a positive change that is marking a precedent for the African continent and the world at large! As reported by Global Voices Online , Miss Proscovia Alengot Oromait is the youngest member of Parliament at the ripe age of 19 years old! So yes, when most teenagers at this age barely start taking introductory college courses, well, Miss Alengot is starting a political career rife with challenges such as clean water, safe roads and sufficient electricity for all.
Among other affiliations, the teenage girl is also part of the National Resistance Movement, of which President Museveni is the head. In this new post, she will be replacing her late father, who passed away earlier this year. As of September 20th when she was sworn in, Miss Alengot became the youngest and first femal member of Parliament in Africa! Now if that’s not paving the road of Change in our dear continent!
I am hopeful that this positive change will translate well in other countries across the continent, and steer more positive changes for women all over! Although Africa is far from being stagnant when it comes to women’s rights and initiatives for women, there still is a need for more! More advancement for women, more education provided to women, more opportunities awarded to women! Not only in the big hubs of activity, in the cities and metropoles, but also and most importantly in the remote rural communities where change is long overdue! We can no longer afford to have uneducated women stand in the shadow of development!
It takes strong women to raise families, providing with their work and commitment hope and dedication for entire generations of girls, who will turn into women, educators and hopeful inspirations for the next generation! So thank you, Miss Alengot, for opening the way for other young women to believe that they can also be the instruments of change in their own communities and in the world at large!
As for me, time to go face the day and work on my own contribution to change, one dirty diaper, one blog post and one small step forward at a time! Let me close by sharing this quote that a generous soul sent me yesterday to encourage me to keep on blogging and following my vision ( If you are reading this, thank you, you made my day!):
The world stands aside and makes room for the person who knows where he is going and is on his way.
When you have a vision for what you wish to achieve in your life, not only will others stand aside and let you pass, but they will join you in your quest as well. They will instinctively recognize your enthusiasm and zest for living. When you speak of your passion in life, your definite major goal, they will see the intensity of your desire, and they will respond with encouragement and assistance or they will stand aside. It will be apparent to all who know you that you will succeed.
Have yourself an outstanding Tuesday, and please share a word or two if you’d like….