i am like you

I'm 7 years old

I am like you.  

 

I am 7 years old and I want to go to school.


But I don’t go to school.  

 

I walk in the streets every day asking strangers to give me money.  With this money I will buy food for my family.

 

When am 12 years old my father will marry me to an older man.

I'm 12 years old

I am like you.

 

I am 12 years old and I want to go to school.


But I don’t go to school.


Every day I sit on the curb of the street and I have to sell flowers to the strangers that walk pass me.  

 

I will be getting married soon.

child marriage facts

18% of girls are married by the time they turn 15 years old

47% of girls are married by the time they turn 18 years old

Girls who have little or no education are up to 6 times more likely to be married as young children, than as adult girls who have secondary school education

I'm 15 years old

I am like you.

 

I want to go to school and learn. I want to go to college and be a teacher.

 

But I don’t go to school.

My father married me at the age of 13, and I have a 2-year-old boy.

I'm 12 years old

I am like you.  

 

I am 12 years old and I want to go to school.


But I don’t go to school.  

 

I walk in the streets every day asking strangers to give me money.  With this money I will buy food for my family.

 

When am 12 years old my father will marry me to keep my family supported.

I'm 7 years old

I am like you.

 

I am 7 years old and I want to go to school.


But I don’t go to school.


I walk on the dirt road to go to the water tap to fill bottles of water.  

 

My feet burn when it is a really hot day because I do not have any shoes to wear.

 

 I carry the bottles of water in a bucket on my head every day to take my home.

in the worlds poorest countries

1 in 4 chilrdren

are engaged in child labour

These children (aged between 5 and 17) are engaged in labour deemed detrimental to their health and development.

(UNICEF 2018)

you can make a difference by gifting an education, one child at a time.

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