Being back home has physically transported me from Sudan, but in many ways I'm still there. This weekend they held a bondfire at the school site and this was sent to me from the field. Enjoy! It certainly made me cry.
i thought you would like to read this poem that left everyone on the camp fire "crying" with joy and nodding their hands offenjoy! -diane birungi
Voices of NESEI girls
Its gone days!
We will gift for our rights
Equality is our new oxygen 25% in GOSS is just a resting point
The destination is 50% of women presentation
Soon new crops of leaders like the late Dr. John Garang and Joseph Laso will be women
We have accepted leadership
Our living room is no longer kitchen but offices
We have discarded early marriage
We are no longer conditioned parasites
Education is our new farming tool and hunting weapon
We are glued to education
We have accepted
It is clear now
We have seen the road
The message is getting to our hearts
We are grateful to NESEI and WINROCK
our efforts are saluted
We are getting the tune
Don't give up on us
We have accepted education.
This poem was presented by the NESEI School Head girl Neema Nyoka on the welcome Campfire sat 12th July 2008 at the school site