Peace Mothers in Lungili section, Kaiyamba chiefdom, Moyamba district, have prevented one of their members’ daughter from dropping out of school.
The 12-year old child, Betty Allie, had passed her National Primary School Examination with flying colors but her mother, a single parent, found it difficult to pay the fees for Betty to enter Junior Secondary School (Harford Secondary School for Girls) in Moyamba town.
Madam Betty, mother of the child, tried very hard to get loans to ensure that her daughter was admitted but could not. Betty was on the verge of losing her offer of admission, when the Peace Mothers’ came to her rescue. It was during a general meeting when the group decided to loan Madam Betty enough to pay her daughter’s fees. The loan was given unconditionally without any strings attached.
When speaking to Madam Betty at Lungi village recently, she extended her thanks and appreciation to the group, adding that had it not been for the timely intervention of the women her daughter would have dropped out of school.
Now, young Betty Allie is doing well in her studies at Harford and promises that she will continue to excel to ensure she gets the best education possible and to help support her poor mother and siblings.