Gandhi could be counted lucky to have regretted a child marriage simply with shame, some others deeply regret with an agony emanating from unpersued dreams, related health issues, victimized violence leading to low self esteem and worst of all curtailed education.
Therefore, worthy of note is the fact that child marriage is at the core center of very many varied forms of violence perpetrated on children across the globe, especially on girls. As such, to tackle the varying problems adults especially women go through today, we must try to attack the bottom causes of these social issues which are linked to child marriage in many cases.
Child-marriage most often prevent young girls from seeking education and attaining independence, as they are bound to their role as a submissive wife and mother.
As Maria Montessori puts it: “the education which entails providing for the real needs of the child would produce a wise and happy adults” (CAROL Christian 1973). By this, Maria Montessori implied that it takes appropriate molding from childhood to achieve a great future.
Thus, in order to foster efforts towards attaining our main mission of women empowerment in a sustainable manner, much efforts should also be concentrated towards nurturing and empowering children through quality education so as to avoid to a greater extend the problems faced when they metamorphose in to women.
We at Bridgers Association Cameroon are therefore resolute to exterminating early child marriages through advocacy and charitable donations in preparedness for a brighter future for our future women.