A Sea-Change: Education program impact
Updated: Feb 17, 2020
How Nile Care worked with parents to express the importance for their child's future and the outcome that occurred.
Winnie's Stepfather in parent, teacher, student meeting
Now both of Winnies' parents are very grateful to Nile Care and Mrs. McSheehy, and supportive of the school and very active in parent teacher association meetings.
Some may be familiar with the case of Winnie Ezaru, the 2016 Nile Care scholar
from Aroi primary school, how her parents especially the stepfather was so
adamant about her staying at home as a day (commuting) student, so she can help
with household chores. If you are not familiar with that story, you can access it
from this link.
Following that story, one donor, Mrs. Margaret McSheehy offered to meet the whole of Winnie's educational cost as far as she would like to go. Even then Winnies' step father was still adamant that Winnie should not go away to a boarding secondary school but stay in a poor performing day school to help with chores at home after school. After a one‐year hard negotiations with Nile Care coordinator, advocates, even Nile president personally visiting all the way from USA, Winnie’s stepfather finally caved in. Seen here in the photo with Nile Care education program executive, Winnie’s stepfather was apologetic with his initial behavior and flat out agreed that he was ignorant and thought he was protecting his daughter.
Now both of Winnies’ parents are very grateful to Nile Care and Mrs. McSheehy, and supportive of the school and very active in parent teacher association meetings.
Winnie herself, very grateful to her benefactor, continues to thrive in Muni Girls Sec. School. A true testimony to what advocacy and overall Nile Care education program can do.