For my Take the Lead project, I chose to pay for the insurance cards of some primary school students that I used to tutor when I was in high school. Many of these students drop out of school because of health issues. When the students get sick, they can't afford health care which causes them to miss their classes while they stay home recovering. When they go back to school, they find themselves lagging behind in all subjects which causes many of them to drop out of school. I want to break this cycle and prevent students from dropping out due to illness.
Another challenge I faced was managing all aspects of my project while simultaneously attending my ACT classes and completing regular practices to prepare myself for the exam. This was challenging because I took the exam before my project was complete. Sometimes my schedule and that of the community service club members conflicted, but I did all that I could to be flexible enough to make my project continue as planned and pass the ACT too - which I did!
I’m thankful to be in this amazing SHE-CAN family, where I’m being transformed into a responsible leader who knows how to come up with solutions to different problems in her community. I look forward to more challenges that will shape me into a strong woman who’s ready to brighten not only her future, but the future of her country!