Akullu Faith is 19 years old and in Secondary School at Iceme Girls in Oyam District. She joined FICH's education and mentor program in 2013. In an effort to showcase the achievements of young girls in Oyam, FICH interviewed Faith about her experience with the program.
Why did you join FICH?
I was inspired by the other girls who were already part of the program. They spoke well of the
program, games, and lectures. I wanted to learn leadership skills and I also needed assistance getting school materials. My family does not have money.
What is something that you are proud of?
I am proud to be mentored. The mentor program gives us leadership skills which I now have. It gives us the chance to be leaders. I am proud of the skills I now have like public speaking, being productive, and helping the community.
What is the biggest challenge that you have overcome?
I was discouraged from studies because I was not performing well. My step mom did not want me to go to school. But I stayed and I worked hard and now I perform well.
How has your life changed since joining the FICH mentor program?
I now have skills in leadership, public speaking, dealing with people, and I have learned about reusable sanitary pads. I have learned how to stay with my step mom in peace although she was very mean to me.