Youth Sets Goals for Her Future

Guest post by Fatoumatta, age 20, The Gambia

Fatoumatta

My dream in life is to be an economist and a child activist.

Being a child activist has been a dream since I was a kid. I had this dream because I surveyed life and the environment, and I came to a conclusion that children in particular have been traumatized in all aspects of their lives.

So that is why I decided that I have to be a child activist — to at least fight the issues that are happening in our environment. I’m talking about a child not being sent to school or being raped, and how those things are affecting children in our environment.

So I deem it necessary to be a person to at least make their voices to be heard. At times, I do go to their compounds and make surveys, and I find out that a child has been traumatized. So I do advocate with the parents about how to implement the right things to do.

Also being an economist is my dream because I love economics, ever since I was in senior secondary school. I studied it and am still studying it. My dream is to have a master’s degree, and that is what I am working on right now.

I do not want a car or a house; I just want to finish my education with a master’s degree in economics.

Fatoumatta is a youth leader in ChildFund programs in The Gambia, where she is also receiving support for her dreams.

One Response to Youth Sets Goals for Her Future

  • It is really good for children to have dream because the future lie in their hands.
    Having future goals gives them a purpose in life and this helps them stand up for who they are. Imagine a future where each child achieves his or her dream!! Parents and guardians….. it is our responsibility to protect the children in our communities for a better tomorrow.
    God bless you all who love children
    Josephine .N.

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