Hello everyone. My name is Beatrice Rivera and I am in Grade 5.
I hope it is okay that I am posting here because I have a problem and I am looking for advice. But when I used the internet there were not many places that could help. I will start at the beginning so that you can understand.
In my country a new program has been suggested called the ‘Self Reliance Internship Initiative’ which is aimed to help encourage children to becoming more self reliant and socialized for when they get older.
Under this program children in grade 5 like me will undergo a procedure that temporarily accelerates our development so that we can experience what it is like being a young adult so that we can plan for our future.
The program has not officially started yet but members of the government including the president of my country want to test it out with a small number of students first and I was selected for this special program.
Only I am not sure if I should do it. It seems a little scary and I am really worried that something embarassing will happen since I do not know how to be a woman at all. Even if it is only for a little while.
Also, although the doctors think the procedure is very safe and it has received approval from our government, a lot of people do not approve and think it might actually be unsafe or they think it is wrong for us kids to do this even if it is only for a little while.
Lastly, the program is completely voluntary, I do not have to do it. However, the government is also offering money to the family’s of volunteers in the test program. Whily my family is not very poor we are also not very rich. But I have talked to my parents and they want this to be my decision.
So that is why I am looking for advice.
Thank you for listening,
P.S. Sorry if my writing is not good. I got a C+ in grammar class.