Rabbia expresses why she values education and that she believes her country should prioritize education for all.
Q: What’s your name and how old are you?
My name is Rabbia Ismail. I was born on 1st January, 2001. I am 16 years old and I belong to village Hattar.
Q: What does education mean to you?
Education is necessary to enlighten our future. Because of education respect increases, a person is able to opt for a good profession and is able to earn.
Q: How does the opportunity of education change women’s life?
An educated woman can manage the house in an efficient and effective manner. She can bring up her children with a good character. She can improve the living standard of her family by earning good money. If a girl is educated, she easily manages to settle the issues of her house.
Q: What is your favorite subject and why?
I like English, Mathematics and Islamiat. In English, I love translations the most. A person must know different languages. I love English stories. I love to do calculations and for Islamiat I believe it’s fruitful as it provides knowledge about the religion.
Q: Tell us something about you that you want us to know. What do you like to do in your free time? What are your dreams?
I failed to understand why people from other countries spend money for women’s health and education. I believe our leaders should take this seriously and be worried about these issues. I like cooking, making jewelry and traveling. I wish to build my house with beautiful marble and have a big car. I want a big hospital in my village whose lady doctor would be me.