Dear girls my age,
I write to encourage you to pursue your dreams. I have come to realize that in every situation, there are people who will encourage you and others who will discourage you.
I had always wanted to become a prefect in my school, and I shared this ambition with my friends. They told me that being a school prefect is too great a burden for a girl to carry. Rather than listen to those who discouraged me, I heeded to the words of those who stood by me and encouraged me.
I went on and prepared myself towards my dream. When I was given the opportunity, I expressed my views and explained to the entire school why I should be elected as a school prefect. I won the election and become a prefect in my school.
So, I achieved my dream, and you can also achieve yours. Never give up on your dreams no matter how strong the barrier.
I want to also use this opportunity to tell you to be confident, focus on your education, attain your dreams and together we can make the world a better place.
My name is Alidu Tofikatu Wakasu, and I am student in High School. I come from Chereponi in the North East region of Ghana. I am a 17-year-old who believes that all girls are capable of achieving their dreams.