Am sharing with you actions undertaken to fight against modern slavery in my community .
A true life story that was so touching and painful. Esther was a 17 years old young college girl ,first in the family of 5 .She is very vibrant ,active and cautious always with high spirit to succeed in life.
I see this eagerness in her ,during our meeting at the community hall in August 2017, she decided to join our team of future leaders, after successful completion of her O ' level examination with very good result.
At 21st Century Entrepreneur Initiatives,part of our responsibilities is to identify talents and potential, mentored disadvantage girls and women to be the greatest version of themselves, giving them hope of going back to school or learning a trade with us at our vocational skills center. In Esther case,she told me she wants to become a nurse, this dream become a reality after she was saved of a terrible sickness that nearly took her life, l take a step further to meet her parent discovered they are financially constrained. Her intended career was out of our own jurisdiction at 21st century entrepreneur initiatives, her parent confides in me that they want her to work temporarily at a hospital to acquired more practical knowledge and to earn some money towards pursing a course in nursing ,left to me,this is not necessary, but Esther and her parents insisted. Then l did a good job to look for a reputable hospital with good records, fortunately she was employed as a clerk ,along the line l followed her up ,for some months .
The worst happen to her during my annual vacation , She was forceful disvirgin , sexually abused and carried out abortion on her by her boss of 58 years old, by the time the girl make it open ,her appointment was terminated by this same boss with threats. As a young organization, l followed up the case to a logical conclusion. You know poverty and ignorance play a vital role on Esther's father to conclude that she will have to marry that same man that abuse her at a tender age,so as to cater for her siblings. I disagree ,likewise Esther, through this she is facing expulsion from the family.
I have a meeting with her recently, she was so confused and troubled. For Esther hope of becoming successfull not to dashed upon the wind, our organization has organized for her support to write entrance examination to purse her career in nursing. We intended to followed her up in her study for her not to go back to the street and become vulnerable again.
Esther need urgent help to fulfill her dream , We are using this opportunity to collaborate with individual ,organizations for advice and support for Esther education and other survivors of sexual assault.
Please we encourage your comments and question. Further details about her is available, if interested in her story.