This Valentine’s Day we are celebrating bestie love all over the world! Through the help of the Cotton On Foundation, we spoke to two inspiring cousins, Sharon and Susie in Mannya, Southern Uganda about their hopes and dreams for the future.
WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE A LAWYER?
“I want to be encouraging in our country and to all people, and also to fight corruption and unjust practices and to live and make other people feel comforted in society.”
DO YOU THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE FEMALE LAWYERS? AND HAVE WOMEN REPRESENTED?
“Women are too sympathetic to others and very lenient to the poor and also to those street children. They can also help in pleading for them, especially in the big organizations like parliament, they pass laws, those laws that help people.”
AND IS THIS WHY YOU DO DEBATING?
“Yes, it promotes my confidence and it strengthens my speeches and I gain my fitness.”
WHY DO YOU THINK THERE IS SO MUCH CORRUPTION?
“First of all, it is for money. They are greedy and they corrupt. They will say “I will give you two hundred million dollars but to do this something has to happen and they have to do it in order to get the millions of dollars after he has evicted the innocent people.”
AND WHAT TYPE OF PEOPLE DO YOU WANT TO REPRESENT?
“The needy, the poor, the orphans, every person who is in need.”
AND THIS IS YOUR COUSIN – SUSIE. YOU WANT TO BE IN PARLIAMENT?
“I would like to be an executive speaker.”
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THE DEBATE TEAM?
“I like debating, the skill of being confident and I like to express myself before people.”
WHEN WE DEBATED AGAINST YOU, I REMEMBER YOU SAID “IF TECHNOLOGY DOES MORE HARM THAN GOOD THEN WHY ARE YOU USING A MICROPHONE?” I THINK THAT WON THE DEBATE!
“It is important because some people they give their permitted answer and then he or she is not able to make people understand what the microphone is doing and they can express. So that is a skill that is getting there, confidence, all the practices and by the way I like my school because all the needs are here and everything I need my school is providing them. The microphones, the way they are teaching us, all the things I like.”
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT?
“Yes, the woman are trustworthy, the women are against corruption and much more sympathetic toward others. Woman do not have the confidence to do such crimes like the men that means we have confidence to know the women are doing the right thing.”
DO YOU THINK ONE DAY THERE WILL BE A FEMALE PRESIDENT?
“Yes, maybe myself!”
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