Students at Bridges for Children have been writing about issues faced by children in their community. Here is what one young lady wrote about what happens when girls drop out of school:
Adolescents face many obstacles to school. All around, there are pressures and temptations to give up. Sometimes it’s the promise of an easy life with a “sugar daddy” – sweets, mobile phones, no rules – but soon it turns into a nightmare. Sometimes it’s a family or cultural expectation – like when girls are forced to marry at an early age.
It’s important for children, parents, and especially teens, to know they have value beyond what they may see in the moment. The Bridges for Children program helps children stay in school, holds weekly Awana club for students, and teaches that every child has value and a God-given purpose.