Ganze Girls Secondary School
meet martha pendo
“I was [my mother’s] first born, for this reason, the family was happy. But the big problem was, my mum was still a student. So she struggled a lot to get the facilities that [are] required for me to grow up. When I was in Class Seven, first term, my mum got sick…she was told that she had [a] heart problem. After some weeks she became very weak and things became worse. That week, whatever I saw, I can’t forget in my lifetime. Thinking about my mother who passed away in 2011, I usually say that if she could be alive, I wouldn’t be suffering, maybe.”
Even with a heavy-heart, Martha, who shares the same first name as her mother, excels in History (attaining an A- in 2015 Term 1), and enjoys classes in Math and Social Studies.
Since 2008, Women Leading Change has raised over $1.8M dollars and built five schools. We initially set out to build a school a year, but after revisiting these schools, our perception changed. We saw how maintenance and additional infrastructure are crucial for continued success. We have a connection to these schools, the communities and most importantly to the girls. Our mission has evolved from just funding a new school building, to ensuring the long-term success of the school and the girls who go there. Learn more about how AG Hair gives back through Every Bottle Counts.