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My name is Blessing Aisha (not her real name), mother of two and here is my story as a school drop out three years ago.
I was in my father’s house as a promising young girl going to school. I was actually in Junior Secondary School 3 three years back when I became pregnant.
As a result of that, I have to stop schooling and got married. I was just 15 years old that time but looked matured
though and was exposed to bad influence that led to having unprotected sex with my boyfriend and eventually got pregnant for him. He did not deny my.
All along, I wanted to return to school but my husband and I could not raise anything to get that done. That was how I remained out of school
without hope in sight.
But fortunately for me, Christian Aid Nigeria brought Collective Action for Adolescent Girls Initiative (CAAGI) project to my community.
So, I was there and undergone series of leadership and self confidence training. I was taught how to train my children and manage my marriage
since they will not support divorce or anything close to it.
Now as we speak, I’m back in school continuing from where I stopped that is, JSS 3. In fact, we are about to write junior WAEC now and this has been with the support of CAAGI.
But before the arrival of these people to my community, I was helping someone to sell ‘moi-moi’ by way of collecting some wraps on credit and return the money later after sale
which was not that easy.
When I was asked what would I like to be doing as my personal business so that I can be making money to support my family and education, I simply told them that I wanted to continue with sale of ‘moi-moi’ but as my personal business because I already have the skill and prospective buyers on ground.
fterwards, I was taught the improved way of doing it. CAAGI then gave me one bag of beans, 25 litres of palm oil and #10,000 to get additional things the business required.
Now, I’m back in school and still doing my business all because CAAGI project came to my community.
My top agenda now is to see how I can survive in this business so after my secondary education, I can proceed to Nursing school. I have a three years old boy and his younger sister strapped on my back
And, that is my story.
Blessing Aisha (Not her real photo and name)
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