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Educating the girl child is educating the nation

11 Oct 2020 at 16:01hrs | Views
Their figures mere silhouettes in the pre-dawn 'darkness', the trio always emerge from the east going to the west. Don't they say the three wisemen came from the East, no wonder these three young women also trudge from that side.

The elevated window of my dwellings gives me a ringside view of the pathway used by the three hardworking women. Speaking in low tones, probably afraid of the fast disappearing darkness, their discussions and attire portray moonlighting professionals who do not have the word idleness in their vocabulary.

Day in day out except on Sundays, the women carrying two plastic buckets each plod the path going to where God knows. The seemingly heavy buckets, I later learned contained prepacked fresh chicken cuts for sale. Very enterprising indeed, hard work pays.

Little by little profit will sum up to big amounts. Returning from their sojourns after sunset, with buckets of maize they barter with the chicken cuts, the workaholic trio can not go without rewards. Gone are the days when women looked up to men for support and upkeep.

Today's women equally stand up to the challenges of life, educating the girl child is educating the nation. I did not enquire where they came from or to whom they sold their chickens but somewhere in the hood and it's environs.

They religiously keep their cliental supplied without fail, such is the woman of today. Market gardening, poultry and fish farming are some of the projects keeping families in Mash. Central well supplied and fed.

To the three women walking in the dark, you are my heroines, mothers in double measure.

Source - Thomas Tondo Murisa. Mash. Central
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