I want to be the change, I want to see making any impact on a girl child, says Mercy Adong

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By Vicent Odong – Whisper Eye

You could have heard about people who rose to fame, from grass to grace without meeting them, here is a chance for you to get in touch with Adong Mercy who is currently leading a campaign for sanitary pads to save a girl child in the sub-regions of Teso, Karamoja, and Sebei.

Adong Mercy, aged 21 was born in Gawa village, Tilling parish in Ngora district in Eastern Uganda. Adong who grew up in the hands of a single parent (her mother) attended Kichinjali Primary school and Pioneer Primary school in Soroti in her Primary.

She later enrolled for her secondary education at Olila High School in Soroti, before joining Kibuli Secondary School and Kakungulu Memorial schools in Kampala for both O’ and A’ levels. Mercy didn’t stop there, she got admitted to YMCA Comprehensive institute where she currently pursuing a bachelor’s in fashion and design.

Adong Mercy believes that having grown with a single mother, she experienced all that it takes to help the girl child. ” I witnessed young girls being abused above all, my twin sister being a victim of circumstance” Mercy recalls.

Adong’s story changed when she was taken under the care of a lady called Katie from Canada under Compassion Uganda. Adong says, staying with this lady changed her situation in many ways of handling things. It gave her hope and today she is making a difference.

Her current occupation is a travel enthusiast who loves nature, besides, Mercy is also an entrepreneur, environmental activist, and child/ youth activist.

Mercy is a beauty queen and the reigning Miss Eco-Tourism World Uganda 2021/2022. She has also participated in quite a number of pageants; In 2018, she was crowned the Miss Teso Carnival held at Forest Mall Lugogo. She also participated in Miss Teen Globe Uganda and was crowned Queen. And among others.

“One of her dreams is to start up a foundation that will put the concerns of the girl child at heart especially in the less considered communities and rebuild the girl child.

Mercy Adong the Teso beauty queen is currently under the management of Sharon Isenged an educationist at Rainbow international school,a business woman and a youth activist commonly referred to as Shasha Bree based in Kampala.

As a young-focused Adong, she is in the move to raise funds to save the lives of the most vulnerable girls in Teso, Karamoja, and Sebei sub-regions by donating sanitary pads.

You can send or get in touch with her management on +256784732274.

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