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Melanie Gabriel & Beryl Thomas

[Episode 12] Friends of Uradi Paradise

Friends of Uradi Paradise - Wired for Success [Episode 12] [0:00:13] Beryl: Hello and welcome to another episode of http://www.wiredforsuccess.tv. Its Beryl and Mel here. And this is a very special episode. Its only by sound because we are talking to people in Kenya where the links are not great but such incredible content, we just have to bring it to you. So Ben is a remarkable young man with an extraordinary vision. He is a Catholic Priest born, living and working in Kenya. In 2008, he became aware that young girls in Kenya were dropping out of formal education. And because of Bens deep passion for personal development, he recognized that these girls were missing out on opportunities to maximize their true potential, access their inner and limitless resources, and so grow up to create choice and enrichment in their lives. And so, Ben was inspired to build a school with a difference especially for these girls. His determined efforts have been rewarded by nearly 100 girls attending the school at present with great plans for the future. Today, Ben is going to share with us some of the challenges he, the students, and teachers face and what drives them all on to achieve greatness. Ben, first of all, I cant pronounce your name too well. So would you just introduce yourself with that beautiful Kenyan name that you have? Ben: Thank you, Beryl. First of all, I want to thank you for finding time to reach out and to let us tell our story to the world. By name, I am Ben Didacus Opiyo and born and raised around the shores of Lake Victoria. For the last five years, Ive been walking in rural parish called St. Lawrence Catholic Church Uradi. Beryl: Lovely, lovely. Thank you, Ben. Now, I want to ask you where this wonderful inspiring story began. What was the starting point when you realized that something had to be done for these young girls? Ben: Thank you, Beryl, for this question. Now, as a priest, I happened to have a chance to visit both the poor and the not so poor in the rural area. And in the course of my duties, as I was walking around, I realized that we had a [indiscernible] [0:02:39] trend of many girls dropping out of school. And during my discussions with some people in the village, we realized that something had to be done. Now, at the same time, I also happened to be visiting some people from the same village who happened to have been succeeded in breaking out of that poverty and out of those challenges and are able to make something out of their lives. And so I asked myself, if we come from this rural area that has great challenges to the girls who are not
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making it through school and the same area, we have also a few professors back there, what can you do to expand those stories of success from the rural area? And so, it got me thinking in reaching out to a few people from rural areas who have succeeded and to call them, rally them that why cant we begin a school where we can expose the girls to the same kind of environment that allows them to be successful and so that we can change the trends of why so many girls are dropping out of school by actually making people realize that it is what that getting girls at the same time exposing them also to role models who are going to help them to push and get in touch with their potential and to come to believe in themselves that they are also able to make it in this world? Beryl: Thats wonderful, Ben. Thats really wonderful. Now, I know that you have a strong interest in personal development yourself, dont you? Ben: Definitely, definitely, Beryl. And I also try to push, come in touch with what is within me and what Im able to offer the world and what Im able to offer to the people around me. At the same time, I also believe that in each and every individual, there lays a seed of genius that only need to be awakened so that people are able to notice what theyre capable of doing when they come to realize that theyre capable of doing great things in this world. Beryl: And in a country like Kenya from a previous conversation I know from you that the expectations of girls are not necessarily academic, are they? And youve changed that youre turning that around. Ben: Of course, we are not the first one to try it because the trend has been changing and I could see that they are focused on accepting [indiscernible] [0:05:15] where people have come to notice that it is what educating girls and it is actually they are outstanding women who are already doing outstanding jobs in the country. Like another example is the principal of the school who you are going to meet shortly. But still, they always some of kind of I dont know how to put it well but there is some lingering negativity about educating girls particularly in a family where they are struggling to make it and when it comes to issues where school fees are supposed to be paid and you have a number of children within that particular family, the first casualty when money becomes tight will be girls. [Indiscernible] [0:06:03]. No. Its better to get the sons and let the ladies stay in the home at least. Most probably, the lady is actually sent to school probably up to the primary school or up to secondary school. After that, they stop the education to say that the lady can maybe get married or do other things. So there is some lingering negative cultural I mean practice towards minimizing what the exposure of girls to education. Beryl: OK. So thats about the mindset of the family of the parents, isnt it? Ben: Yes.
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Beryl: So what steps do you take, Ben, to help those parents because I know its not all the parents but help some of those parents to reprioritize things? Ben: What we are trying to do in the village or because alongside beginning the school, we also began an association of professionals who are maybe from the village and they realized that within this group, they are ladies who have made it in the world and in the country and are doing great things. So what we are trying to do is to expose other parents to know that within the same village, there are ladies who have made it in the world and wanted them to look at those ladies so that they can tell the others, they can tell themselves first of all that even their daughters can make it in the world. That is one. Two, we wanted the same professionals who are maybe, those who have come from the village to come and also talk to the girls so that the girls therefore can also believe in themselves. They can also make it. And third, we wanted the parents themselves to provide a support structure which I feel are lacking so great, to provide a support structure to the girls so that they can constantly tell the girls that they believe in them, that they are there for them, and they are ready to support them all the way. Now, this is still a struggle for us with the majority of the girls. Beryl: Sure, sure. But bit by bit, are you seeing the changes happening? Is there a change in the attitude towards parents gradually? From the parents gradually? Ben: Yes, Beryl. I have to say that there is we can say that were celebrating some sort of change in attitude in terms of belief that these girls from the same village, this village, can make it to the world. That as I mentioned earlier, that we are really in a country that people have made it but we want to expand that area, that even girls can make it. We want to let the villagers be aware that these girls can do tremendous things in the world. And in the small steps that we are realizing in the school, we see a small change. There is a light change that we can celebrate. And to give you a story, recently, two of our girls went for a Science, two-day Science Congress and Technology where students compete by exposing out there their ideas or their invention or something they came up with. And it was so surprising that from our small school, two of our girls, one currently here with us, Beatrice, another girl called Cynthia were able to present the idea they had before an audience at the lower level up to the national level and they came up top three overall in the country. Now, when they came back with a trophy and its showing that they were able to get number three in the whole country, we could see the change in the face of the parents. They look a bit differently to the school. We also have seen the parents looking at their daughters, all the students with a different eye. That is this my daughter? You mean my daughter can do this? You could see that and from the top, thats you could even
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see that when they were talking among themselves. They are saying that, Indeed our girls can be great. We can see the seed the goodness already in them. And from that particular story, I can see the change, not only the change that the girls can be great, that the girls can succeed, but they can even compete at the world standards in terms of what they already showcased. Beryl: That is a wonderful, wonderful story. Its just magical because I also know that these girls dont board. They go home every evening and they dont have easy circumstances, some of them, do they? For studying, they dont have electricity in their homes. Ben: Definitely, which is Beryl: No, carry on. Ben: Yeah. They study under this is our situation. As youve just mentioned, theres no virtually, all the homes in the rural area have no electricity. The girls have to study when they see some sunlight or in the night, they use some, I dont know what they call them, tin lamps. They call them tin lamps that they use paraffin in them. And theres a lot of smoke coming out of it and sometimes because the family, first of all, the priority is to put food on the table and the first thing, when the money becomes tight is to cut down on the paraffin. But under these difficult conditions, we could still see that after the story Ive told you, we could still see that our girls are still able to stand in front of the audience and talk to them and tell them, this is our idea. Apart from that, they have also been doing some joint exams, yeah. And our school has not done the national exam but when they compete with other schools, we see that some of our girls are able to get number in the top ten in the joint exam they do with other schools. And from this particular happening, we start seeing that, OK, Uradi Girls High School is only its five years. Yet, when we try to compete with other schools that have been around for the last, 15, 20 years, we see that we have what it takes. Now, it comes from the girls, we have what it takes to compete at equal footing with other students, not only girls but also with boys. And some of our girls are able to get more marks, better marks than the boys. And the self-belief in them is constantly increasing. Its constantly growing. And even from the parents. They start seeing that theres something great here. We need actually to support our girls. We need actually to show them that we care, that we believe in them. And this is what we want to push and push until the girls from this school can not only surprise other people but they can also surprise themselves that there is a giant sleeping in them that was actually awakened. Beryl? Beryl: Yeah, Im listening to you. And Ive got goose bumps here because this is an amazing story. And what its telling us is and is telling everyone is that if you believe in
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yourself and you surround yourself with other people who believe in you, then incredible things can be achieved. Ben: That is exactly, Beryl. Beryl: To be in a positive environment, both at school and at home, means that these girls and anyone really can tap into what is magical and incredible inside each and every one of us. And what youve done, Ben, youve created a set of circumstances, youve fostered an environment that these girls have stepped into and are just blossoming into everything that they really should be. Is there something you want to say coming there with, Mel? I know youll be feeling the same. Melanie: No, no, no. Yes, I agree and I was going to say and in time, they too will be wayshowers. But the thing I wanted to come in with Ben, weve talked about, you bringing up the greatness in these girls and weve talked about the challenges that they faced largely cultural, et cetera. Tell us something about the practical and technical challenges youve faced in terms of just keeping the school going and being able to keep these raise the funds to take care of these girls education. Ben: Mel, the challenges are many but we are not being bugged down with them but we can share them because we know that we are coming to realize as a team that a dream of this magnitude, we can never succeed just like that. There are always some challenges. One of the challenges that due to the poverty that is around, because the government subsidizes the school fees of the girls but part of the school fee is supposed to be paid by the parents. Now, it seems some of parents may have the will to keep their student in school but they dont have the capacity. So we find that once in a while, we find girls dropping out of school. And so, Madam Principal has to go look for them in the village. Like, Where is my girl? That is one instance. Another instance, we find the parents who may have the capacity to actually keep their daughter in school but they dont have the will to keep their daughter in school because they dont see educating girls as a priority. And there are a number of cases. And I know from Madam Principal Vicky, shes going to tell you that even among some of our top students in the school, we find that suddenly theyre not there in the school. We know both parents are there, theyre able-bodied, theyre able to get money to keep their girls in school but they are absolutely indifferent to the [indiscernible] [0:16:20] within their girls first of all, and the fact that they are supposed to be responsible towards that you are in the academic development of their girls. So, we have to constantly fight these kinds of the parents. And even when meetings are called, they dont come to school. Thats another challenge.

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Another challenge I think is because is about human nature. I mean I think when you deal with the human business, theres always you cant tell a girl or you cant tell even a man that they can amount to great thing in this world. But sometimes it takes some muscles to realize that they can amount to something. And we have had a case of we have had cases with our girls themselves. While we try to surround them with what you mentioned, we also think that exposure to the environment, where we expose them to [indiscernible] [0:17:12] people, to role models, to managers, and to the material thats going to help them to make it in life. But we find some of them are still not responding because human beings being human beings, they are also bound to make mistakes just like any other who make mistakes. And they have had some mistakes like I can give an example. We know that one of the things making girls dropped out of school is early pregnancies. And we talked to the girls that, Please, set your goals high, not just to finish your school and see where you can be 15 years from now. But we find that in the same school, weve had a lot of cases where even the girls that we have, have become pregnant and we have to actually let them go from the school so that they can have their babies. And that has been challenging. And theres a number of times that there were three at once who are pregnant and I can tell you, while were meeting and I could see the face of the parents that are discouraged and the face of even the board of governors say that, Now, what is this? We are trying to mold achievers. We are trying to minimize pregnancies. But right even in our school that is next to the church, we have girls who are becoming pregnant. So, this has been a challenge too that we have observed. But look, its not that when the girls are next to the church, and its not that when we are teaching them this material that they will not make mistakes. They are also human beings. So this case is a challenge to us who are molding them also to also talk to them and tell them that, OK. This thing can happen. What how do we deal with this mistake? And I can tell you that one of our best girls actually became pregnant and had to go out of school. But after being talked to and to the parents also, she is now back to school and her education is back on track. That apart from the problem that she had experienced, shes back on track and shes actually talking about she wants to become a pilot. She wants to become a pilot. And shes very much becoming that she no matter what happened in her in life, she has set her goal to becoming a pilot. And we are keenly looking at her and telling her that if she sets her mind in becoming a pilot, she can make it. We are here to support her. But when she has a dream and she can hold on to it, 15 years from now, 20 years from now, youll never know. You might also meet this shes actually called Yvonne. You might meet Yvonne flying a plane to London or whatever, all over the world coming from this school. Beryl: Wonderful, wonderful. You do have some challenges but I know that youre guiding light, Ben, yourself, because youre an example to them. Youre very determined in achieving this goal, arent you?

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Ben: Definitely. And I want to say that its not a one man show. I think Ive been we have been blessed. And I want to dip from what Beryl had said earlier, that surrounding ourselves with passionate people. I think the best thing that happened to me individually not even as a priest but individually, was to belong to a group of professionals who are passionate about life. We are about 70 something people but we are scattered around the country. Yes, these people are scattered around the country but they have roots in the village. Now, we meet about three times a year. And these people are passionate about life in general and also about the school. And I find myself that even sometimes when I get discouraged, the same people from the same group, they come up to actually encourage. We have a Madam Principal who is also very passionate about the girls. So I think the best that has also happened to me that keeps the dream going is that we have a team that is passionate about this. And I could also actually been interviewed that Im proud of myself. Weve been growing more even personally. [Indiscernible] [0:21:25] with the people who are passionate about life apart from the fact that Im becoming about the school, we are becoming about and theyre succeeding. But we have an excellent team. We have an excellent team that is keeping [indiscernible] ideas. Beryl: So youre all growing through this experience, arent you? Ben: Definitely. And I could say, a funny thing about the girls, in one of the classes we tell the girls to set big dreams. Yeah. And we find that we are teaching materials about setting these dreams and saying that, You can do anything that you absolutely put your mind in doing as long as you have a strong desire and you are becoming disciplined in following it. And the team that is behind the school, we set a goal that we want to build a school that is going to cost about 600,000. Yeah. At the moment we have there is only about 9,000,000 Kenya shillings that could translate to 90,000, I think about roughly 90,000. But hey, when we come together, we tell ourselves, OK. We need about 600,000 which probably for now is going to be maybe 700,000 or 800,000. But because we keep telling ourselves that we can make it because we had a 10-year plan so we share again with the group. When I talk about this in a board meeting, we talk about this with the parents, sometimes the parents about faced. Now, that is not possible. Where are we going to get 600,000 which translates in Kenya shillings as 60,000,000 or probably can go to 70,000,000? And when you talk about 70,000,000 Kenya shillings, I have also some doubting. Where are we going to get 70,000,000? I say to them, Now look, we are telling the girls to set bigger goals for themselves. Now, its our time also to set bigger goals for ourselves that we can raise the resources to build such a school for this community. So, we constantly also have to make use of the materials of the teachings or the principles that we are passing on to the girls so we can see that the community plus the girls, we are growing up together in the journey towards achieving big dreams and big goals.
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Beryl: This is wonderful to hear, Ben. It really is wonderful to what youre doing as a community and I have no doubt that you will raise that money. I have no doubt at all. Tell me Ben: Thank you. Beryl: Ben, is there anyone else we could talk to? I know that you have the girls around, maybe a teacher around, somebody else that would like to Ben: Yes, we have yes, there are definitely people here. We have Madam Principal Vicky. If you want, you can talk to her then. We also have one of the students, Beatrice Ayuga. We actually have another teacher also with us also called Joe Nodira [Phonetic] [0:24:25] also. We are here together. Beryl: OK. Anyone that would like to come and talk to us? Ben: You want to talk to Madam Principal and then to the student? Beryl: Yes, please. Ben: Yes. OK. Translating for your question. Beryl: OK. Thank you Madam Principal. Were Beryl and Mel and its really lovely of you to give us a bit of your time. Weve been hearing about wonderful things youve been doing at the school. What kind of activities do you do the girls most enjoy and where you see them growing most of all, Vicky? Vicky: OK. Thank you. So I start with my name. My name is Vicky Onyango and Ive been in the school, this is now my second year in school at Uradi Girls. And I like what the girls do. They are interested. OK. Some of them when they come to school for the first time, they are still not sure about themselves. They have no expectations. They have no dreams. But with time, we talked to them and they get to know and try to shift their dreams or try to shift what they think is good for them in their life. And I think that probably I guess they are in school is a plus for many of them. They like being in school in spite of the hurdles. Yeah, I think so. Melanie: And of course, theyll be around other people who are thinking in the same way so they will be encouraged by others who are thinking big dreams and [indiscernible] [0:26:14]. Yes. So is it because I know the intention is to have boarding facilities in the school. Is the intention that as the girls start to board, there will be more consistency? There will be more focused, less distraction? Vicky: Yeah. Actually, that is our intention because when they are day scholars, when they go back home, their studies are interfered with they dont have enough time for
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their books or for their education. But we feel that when they become boarders, at least we are able to bond much more. Theyre able to study in a conducive environment, not at home. As Father Ben had talked earlier, they have so many problems. Theres no lighting system. Theres no source of water. Some of them even dont have a square meal on the table. But in the boarding system, then at least, theyll be able to get that light, water and the basic necessities that they need. At least, that can help them further their education. Melanie: So, over what period of time would they board? Would it be just a few months or how long would that normally be? Vicky: We want to try and we are [indiscernible] [0:27:39] but we are not giving up. We still dont have the resources but next year, the first class that was enrolled in the school in 2010, well be sitting for their national examination. There are 16 girls. So we want to create some rooms where they can at least be boarded within the school so that would enable them to concentrate at least in their studies so that theyre able to do their national examination well. So we shall start with them hopefully in January next year, January, February next year. Melanie: So, Im curious. How do you managed? I mean Ben explained how you have this huge shortfall in terms of the amount of money that you require and I know that which the government subsidizes but its not that much. So how do you cope with the fact that you do get a high turnover of teachers because youre always struggling to have enough money to pay? And how did it affect the girls or were back to a matter of them having huge goals? Vicky: Yeah. As we had said, we have this group of a few people, professionals from the area who are successful elsewhere. So, we keep on getting in touch with them. And once in a year, we raise funds and the funds raised is what we use to subsidize what the government is giving us. Like this year, we have done we did one in August. We raised some money and that is what we are using to subsidize the areas where we have shortfall. Though its still not enough but its keeping us going. Yes. Beryl: Youre just doing wonderful work, Vicky. It really is wonderful. Vicky: Thank you. Beryl: Its very inspiring. And I know youre working under very difficult circumstances but you are doing a sterling job. Vicky: Thank you. Beryl: I understand that one of the students is there and is happy to talk to us too, Vicky.
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Vicky: Oh yes. Beatrice is here. Beryl: Lets speak to Beatrice then. Ben: Shes ready for your question. Beryl: Hello, Beatrice. Hello, Beatrice. Beatrice: Hello. Beryl: Were Beryl and Mel. Beatrice: Im called Beatrice Ayuga. Beryl: Yes, thats lovely. How old are you, Beatrice? Beatrice: Hi, Im Beatrice Ayuga. Beryl: And how old are you? Beatrice: Im 18 years. Beryl: Youre 18 years old. Beatrice: Yes. Beryl: And I know that you had some incredible success. You went to a Science and Technology Symposium? Beatrice: What? Beryl: You went and spoke on the stage? Beatrice: Yes, I went to Science Congress. Beryl: And tell us about that. What happened there? Beatrice: When we went to Science Congress Beryl: Yes. Beatrice: we first went to the district level then we ranked number one. Then we went to provincial level. We won provincial too. Then we went to national level of which we were provincial three in the whole country. Melanie: Lovely.
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Beryl: That is wonderful. And what were you presenting, Beatrice? What were you talking about there? Beatrice: We were talking about chemistry [indiscernible] [0:31:31] of which we were preparing something from a seed of a [indiscernible] tree. Beryl: OK. OK. Well, how does it make you feel when you won those awards, Beatrice? How did you feel inside? Beatrice: We were very happy when we won because it also made our school to be famous in the whole country plus the other students and teachers in our country. Beryl: Well Beatrice, I think youre going to be very successful young woman in life. And I think that you will be a great inspiration to other girls in Kenya and in other countries too because Im sure youre going to achieve so much Beatrice. So we really urge you to keep going with your studies. Beatrice: Yes. Beryl: And you will be able to share what were going to put on out site, Wired for Success. It will always be there, Beatrice. And you can look back and listen again to this story and how you have stepped up. And I have to congratulate you because it cant be easy. But from Mel and myself, we think youre doing amazingly well. Melanie: Absolutely. Beryl: Is there anything you would like to ask us, Beatrice or share with us? Beatrice: No. Beryl: Well, you probably had a long day because I know its evening for you. So I just like to thank you. And can you put Father Ben back on for us to speak to, please? Beatrice: Thank you. Beryl: Thank you. Ben: Thank you, Beryl and Mel. Beryl: Shes wonderful. Ben: Hello? Beryl: Hello, Ben.
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Melanie: Hello. Beryl: Shes wonderful. Shes wonderful. Ben: And she is doing her first interview and had a lot of fun. Its going to be another milestone for her. Beryl: It is. And she will be able to listen to this. Ben: Thank you for the kind words. And I know, I believe your words are going to become true. Call us again in ten years where we can tell you the differences. Beryl: Im sure they will. And this is an important point, how much does it cost to send a girl to school in your school? How much does it cost a year? Ben: I think that one Madam Principal can answer that very quickly. Vicky: Hello. Beryl: Hello. Vicky: So, for the day scholar, there are day scholars in our school, it takes about 15,000 Kenya shillings in a year. Ben: About 150. Vicky: About 150 in a year. Beryl: About 150 in a year to send one girl to school for the whole year. Vicky: About 150 for the whole year if they are day scholars. Melanie: What about the boarder? Vicky: If we they are boarders, thats about 300 in a year for boarding. Melanie: So its doubled. Vicky: Yes. Beryl: And you have about 100 girls there right now, how many Vicky: A 105. Beryl: A 105. And how many what size do you see the school growing to? How many students would you like to have there?
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Vicky: Our projection is about 300 girls. We wanted to be a double three in school so about 300 students. Beryl: Right, right. Vicky: Yes. Beryl: So, here is the thing. If people would like to help you in some way and donate funds, how could they do that? Do they go to Father Bens website and theres information there? Vicky: Yes. You can go through his website. They have information there. I also have my email. You can do the communication through that. Beryl: OK. We will put that on the site. We will put that on the site. Can Father Ben tell us the name of his website? Vicky: OK. Beryl: Where people can go to? Ben: Hello. Beryl: Hello. Ben: The website is called Friends of Uradi Paradise. Yes, its a rather long name. Its Friends of Uradi Paradise because we believe theres a drop-off paradise in our little village. Beryl: OK, OK. Melanie: Is that dot com? Beryl: Is that dot com? OK. Ben: No. Thats blogspot. I think Ill have to send it to you via email so that you can get it well. Its rather long. So I will leave through your email and you get the right email address, the right web address. Yeah. Beryl: And well put all of that on our site, Father Ben in case anybody wants to help you because its such an inspiring story and I know youre struggling under difficult circumstances but talking to somebody like Beatrice and hearing her story of greatness and shes really on her way is extremely exciting. It really is. Youre doing wonderful things, Ben. And its everything that were about at Wired for Success to bring out the greatness in individuals. So
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Ben: Thank you so much, Beryl. Beryl: Thank you. Thank you. So I think we better let you go and get on with all your with all the things you have to do there, Ben. I know youre a very busy man. Youre spreading yourself thinly. Ben: Thank you so much Beryl and Mel. And I think now, were just going to drive back home to put our feet up and say a small prayer for having reached out to us and to share our story to the world. And your words of encouragement will keep us going. And I want to tell you, I told some of my friends that you wanted to interview us and people are waking up to the fact that our school is actually world standard because we are being recognized by Mel and Beryl of Wired for Success. And I think that has given us another courage and impetus to even do more with the [indiscernible] [0:37:37] for ourselves. And I want to thank you for this so much. Melanie: Well, were certainly inspired by the good work youre doing because its very humbling because youre doing such great things with so little. And to think when we think about how much it is to keep a girl in school, you mentioned a day girl will it will be about 150 a year. And when I think in this country, a family of four probably spend more than that on a weekly food shop. Beryl: Thats true. Melanie: So I think people will be inspired to want to help. And I think I remember you mentioning that some of the girls get help from other European countries. Is it like they are sort of sponsored or adopted temporarily as a how does that work? Ben: Yes. That was because this I think out of my excitement, I failed to mention that because people saw this story that we all the dream that we had or that we have, our friends from Germany, from around Bonn, they have been they got excited also about our school and a number of families theres a small village called Mondorf [Phonetic] [0:39:05] in Bonn headed by the Chairman of that team is called Pita Kerimi [Phonetic] and some people are outstanding there. Theres one called Gila. Another called Rosita. Another one called Ingrid. They have been so good to us, went around talking to their friends and some families actually accepted to adopt some of our girls. And I think Madam Principal can confirm that we have about 14 out of the 105 girls, 14 girls have been adopted and their school fee is being paid so that they are assured of coming to school without worries whatsoever that theyll drop out. So, all they need to do is just to show up, set their goals, work hard, and we need to celebrate what theyre able to achieve. And I want to say a big thank you for this wonderful group from Germany who have partnered with us to make sure that the dreams of the girls from this village can also be realized. Yes.

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Melanie: So probably somebody in Britain or anywhere else in the world because this will go out worldwide will be inspired to do something very similar. Ben: Yeah. They can also do something similar and I think we I want to share with you that we are also being challenged how to make our presence in the web. That the school must develop its webpage so that people can see us. Melanie: Yeah. Ben: The other web that we are going to direct you on, is the personal one that I was trying to develop. But I think we can assure you that in the next few weeks, we are going to make sure that Uradi Girls High School has a presence in the web so that those who may want to donate can also see each on the webpage of the school. And as soon as it is up, I will also direct you from my personal blog to that one so that the donation becomes actually official, direct to the school. Melanie: And as soon as thats done, do let us know because we can post that information as well. Ben: You think? Yes, yes. Beryl: Yes. Let us know. Well spread that information and put that information on our site, Ben. Ben: Definitely. I will copy it to you. As soon as it is up, I will let you know also so that you can let the world know where they can see Uradi Girls High School, the school that is committed to molding achievers. Melanie: This is wonderful. Beryl: Its wonderful, Ben. Thank you so much. Melanie: Thank you so much. And well let you get on with your its near the end of the day for you really, isnt it? Yes, lets you get on with your evening. And thank you very much. Ben: Thank you so much. Melanie: And well done to the girls. Ben: And? Beryl: Well done to the girls. Ben: OK.
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