The Documentary: To Educate A Girl

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The documentary “To Educate a Girl” was very touching to watch. In many aspects I can relate. As a young woman growing up, I use to wonder why my mom never went to college or why my cousins just stayed home and worked the farm. I us to ponder why people in the community would talk so harsh of girls but then be so lenient with the boys. Growing up in a house with eight uncles, my mom, grandmother, and grandfather was difficult. My mom worked hard and always told me if its one thing she will make sure of is that I get the best education she can afford. I remember my mom having to work hard at her job and still come home and help my grandmother do all the house chores while my uncles just played video games after school all day. They did not have to wash a pan or sweep the floor but I never understood till I became a little older. In my teenage years I started to understand societies way of thinking. Why risk everything to educate your girl child when she is prone to pregnancy and other things that would stop her education? My mom would say to her older brother my uncle why not let the girls go to school and he would respond then who will help me on the farm. I just thought it was unfair because his son attended school regularly. We struggle thru many years and when it was time for me to go to college my mom could not afford to pay for me to attend so I decided I would work and pay my own way. Working two jobs and going to college was not easy but I was managing. After a
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