She walked for 52 km to a place of refugee she had heard about, a training center for health care workers. Not only did this place train her but it also provided her with a new family from whom she adopted the name Clarke.
Today, she heads a campaign to end child sacrifice and a mentorship program to support children from poor backgrounds who desire to be nurses. She is also the recipient of a Rose Journey scholarship.
The life that Nanyonga has lived is a testimony that there is no mountain too big to climb. It’s those who are brave enough to stand for what they believe in that can breathe the air of success. In fact most heroes and she-heroes have been slapped a number of times by challenges but have chosen to be the masters of their destiny. Therefore even amidst the challenges that surround us like poverty, menstrual issues, name it; it’s our paradigms that need to change.
We need to look at these problems as mountains we need to climb to get to the other side, or even lemons to be squeezed in order to offer juice to others in thirst for a better life like us.
This inspires my journey to reduce the barriers hindering girls from reaching their full potential like the lack of menstrual health education, painkillers which used to lead to my class absenteeism.