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JANEKALU
Posted May 13, 2015 from Nigeria

I'm a Nigerian,from one of the igbo speaking State.In terms of Education,the barrier between a girl child and boy is almost close because perents are begining to realized, training a girl child gives the child the opportunities of standing out at any situation.Earlier on there was this notion that a girl's life ends in the kitchen as a result of that, girls were marginalized.

My mother was a typical example of the situation.She said: her perents died when she was very tender and the uncle that was taking care of her married her to my father as against her wish.She was solely depending on the husband for everything which make her husband to start taking her for granted.As a result ,she made up her mind that all her girl child must go to school.thank God today we are all graduate

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JANEKALU
May 13, 2015
May 13, 2015

i want to know when their is seminar to attend

Lylinaguas
May 16, 2015
May 16, 2015

Hello Janekalu!

It's really sad that women are treated with less importance as men. Kudos to your mother for making sure that you all got an education. 

Thank you for sharing your story

Julia O
May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015

Hi Janekalu, I enjoyed your post. It's so great that your mother valued her daughters and that all of you were able to get an education. Your post speaks to the very real problem of how in countries around the world boy children are preferred over girl children. I sincerely wish that one day all babies in evey part of the world - be they girl or boy - will be loved, valued and cherished. I am glad to know that you have already noticed a change in Nigeria in terms of the benefit of education for girls being realized. Thank you for sharing. Best wishes, Julia