Date/Period of this success story: Sept 01, 2018 to Oct 15, 2018
Location: KafrNaha, Orem the Big, Abzemo
After one month of campaign’s activities and series of meeting with all stakeholders in Kafarnaha, on 07/10/2018 YCCs members held a meeting in A Country’s Identity center. Meeting were attended by Provincial council representatives, Women office director, free Police, educational compound, teachers and parents in KafrNaha, and All of families’ representatives in the town. The meeting discussed the problem of preventing girls from education and YCC’s members has raised all the problems that are outstanding, and after discussing these problems and trying to put forward appropriate solutions that resulted in the meeting several outputs:
Cooperation between all attendees to return girls dropping out to school.
Secure a suitable building to be a school for girls.
The elders of the town who attended the meeting are trying to get the daughters of their relatives back to school.
The education has vowed to send enough teachers to the students as soon as number of girls is completed, and a group of teachers in the town will volunteer to cover the shortfall until the number is complete.
Free police will put mobile patrols on the roads as students go back from school to prevent harassment and kidnapping, which gives reassurance to the people.
We have noticed that this meeting has had a positive effect in the town, where the people took it very much in the public sessions and the interaction was great by the elders, and they urged people to return their daughters to schools by visiting them and even through social networking.
On the other hand, in Orem after a series of meeting and awareness session, the YCC created a good relation with local council and free police in Orem The Big, the president of Local council in Orem said” The advocacy campaigns idea in Orem was very precious, and speared widely in the town, and we as a local council are ready to support the YCC’s team and corporate in the future in such as campaigns”. Also, the head of the police center added
“some of young people who got married early suffering from the bad financial situation and the=at reflect on their behavior so, some of them resort to theft to secure his family demands. The YCC’s members also have a good Impression about the campaigns and the main idea of the YCC, Mohamad is A member in Abzemo YCC said” before I joined the YCC, I was very shy and afraid of talking in public, and I hadn’t had the opportunity to express and to share my opinion in any place starting from my house to the school. After I became YCC member and received the training and had the opportunity, I conducted an awareness session in the local council in Abzemo and the participants were local council members and people in Abzemo. Some of YCC members have their dreams to complete their study and become leaders in their communities, Fatma from Abzemo said “I always dream about completing my undergraduate study and become a lawyer, I heard about Kesh Malek YCC and was from the first members in YCC, also participated in Training and workshop. I felt like I have a mission to do in the YCC, my mission was to raise the women and young girls’ voice in Abzemo, to get them aware about the problem that the women are facing in our town including the early marriage, I couldn’t complete my education regarding to our financial situation but after the training and the experience I got, I feel like I could do something in the future for my town and my people”