Broken Homes Are Hindrance To A Girls Education And Future.

lizzymark
Posted November 6, 2019 from Nigeria

She is Jenny,and has not been able to further her education. She is from central Nigeria, She is 18 and has only been able to complete secondary school without a certificate. Her mom was married to her father gave birth to her and after some years the mom left the father because she could not live with him again. She got remarried and then sent Jenny to live with a relative who sent her through secondary level,she live like a slave in that home. In SS3 when she was to sit for her WAEC exams no one was willing to register her for the exam. She struggled to raise some amount to register for NECO and the Uncle asked her to give the money to him so he would register her for the exam. That was her mistake. Till date she has not written the exams and the money is no where. Jenny had been back and forth from her mom's to friends to boy Friends......

A friend's family she once lived with accused her of stealing and sent her out of their home she moved in with people around the area for a while got a job as a house help,that too didn't work so she left for home again. Now She is about loosing it because her step father want her to change her religion but she does not want that. "An idle mind is the devils work shop" they say,we don't want that for Jenny.

Permit me to say,if Jenny's biological parent were still together, She wouldn't have been in the state she is in now. We must teach our daughters to be independent and educated so that they can have a better home and grow their daughters to be better and our mothers need to be empowered so they can be strong to support their daughters. We are working on getting Jenny to write the exams and apply into a tertiary institution. Jenny has a life and a future she has to get there, we have to help her. And guide her to be a better parent when the time is right. Jenny's story is the reason why we must empower mothers and girls to stand and also have a voice so they can also rise someday to help others. Until every girl child is given a voice one at a time we won't stop speaking.

 

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Manasa Ram Raj
Nov 07
Nov 07

Dear Lizzy, you are so right. Unfortunately, so many girls go through this. We need to share their stories, create awareness and help them find a better footing for themselves in life! Together we stand and together we succeed. Hope Jenny's situation gets better. My thoughts are with her.

lizzymark
Nov 07
Nov 07

Sure Mansa thanks.

Lisbeth
Nov 07
Nov 07

Dear name,
It's very true and thanks for sharing this with us. I can't agree less especially when these broken families are not economically empowered. Common soda drink will send a bright teenager into marital home haha.
Hope you are doing well and take care of yourself.
Regards

lizzymark
Nov 07
Nov 07

True name sake,thanks.

Lisbeth
Nov 07
Nov 07

Welcome dear :-)

Anita Shrestha
Nov 07
Nov 07

Dear Sister
You sister
Thank you for sharing this exprerience

lizzymark
Nov 07
Nov 07

Thank you Anita

Ekitah
Nov 07
Nov 07

Hello dear!
It is the truth! Thanks for adding your voice to this platform of women. It inspiring.

lizzymark
Nov 08
Nov 08

Thank you Ekitah.

Hello, Lizzy,

Thank you for raising up Jenny's issue to this platform. You are such a caring woman by helping Jenny chart a better future for herself. May there be more women like you who are willing to hold another woman's hand and support her until she succeeds.

Maybe Jenny can be like you in the future, too. Thanks for sharing!

lizzymark
Nov 08
Nov 08

Hi Karen thanks a lot for your encouragement. We are all we have for our sisters and daughters, so we must stand for them.

You're welcome, sister. Please keep up the great work! You are awesome just the way you are. Have a great day!

lizzymark
Nov 08
Nov 08

Thanks Karen you're grater.

You're welcome, dear. :) Oh, thanks!

Jill Langhus
Nov 08
Nov 08

Hi Lizzy,

Thanks for sharing Jenny's story. I admire her tenacity. I hope she's able to hang in there a little while longer until you're able to raise the funds for her to complete her education? Please keep us posted on her progress and also to allow us to celebrate her graduation.

Hope you're doing well, and having a great Friday!

lizzymark
Nov 08
Nov 08

Thanks so much dear. Yes we shall celebrate her. Thank you again

Jill Langhus
Nov 08
Nov 08

You're very welcome:-)

Great!

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