Natumanya Sarah: A Ugandan Woman’s Fight for Access to Education



Natumanya Sarah is a Global Youth Ambassador for A World at School, an international campaign aiming to provide education and get children to schools. She graduated from Kampala International University in business administration and since then have been mentoring girls with disabilities seeking educational facilities or entry into schools. She has also been recognized as BBC’s 100 Women 2014 for her activism in the field of providing educational facilities for all the under privileged girls in her country. She believes that monetary conditions should not be a barrier preventing children from gaining proper education for themselves.

Sarah strongly believes that if parents support their children and help them in pursing education the world would be a better place to live in. Belonging from a family facing financial difficulties, Sarah realises the role of hard working parents, who according to her forms the pillar for inspiring and motivating their children.

Being a girl herself, Sarah faced a lot of difficulties and prejudices in her early years where she had to constantly fight to prove her stand for pursuing education as people did not believe in her strength to succeed. She said, “My family did not have a son so insisted that I went to school irrespective of what the community thought. When I reached university, I reflected on my journey and realized that a significant number of girls experience the same struggle during their childhood. I decide to come out and speak my story to inspire them.”

Sarah adds that girls need tangible examples in front of them especially in her country to urge them to go and get proper school education and the boost to make them believe that they would gain success in life no matter what the society believes or tells them. Sarah’s achievements are unfathomable in the educational field and her struggles inspires one and all.

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Rituparna Das
Student Reporter at Linkfried, Rituparna is a student of Yadavpur University, Calcutta. She writes about Education News, Information , announcement From calcutta.