Persistent and decession made me different

Edith Ijeh
Posted December 31, 2017 from Nigeria

Grew up in the ghetto in a very rural community in Lagos (Ojo barracks). Born to family of five and I was the last child, I knew I was different from everyone, I was selective on we're to go and who to be with. Teenagers and young adults were associated with one vices or the other, teenager pregnancy was high and gang fighting and stealing was the order of the day.

Privileged to attend a private school as my parents thought government schools were not doing enough to help kids up and doing in this community. I made a decision to never have a child out of wedlock or before I finish college. I stayed away from unnecessary company and prayed to not be like the other girls in my community as they suffer stigma and worked hard to feed. So took drugs and died in the process of abortion. It was scary and offend broke our hearts continually .

Yes my decision worked cos I soon graduated and want further to aquire a master's 1 and 2. Got a job and soon got married before having my cute son Divine. Though marriage comes with it's up and down but Teenager pregnancy is a terrific experience as most of them were treated badly by this boys even thier family's.

I was privileged to understand so I took it as a responsibility to help young girls understand the power of decision and persistent.

SiS is going to be better in 2018. SiS means stay in school. If you like to partner with me to make this dream come through just inbox me to get details.

SiS stay in school

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Jill Langhus
Dec 31, 2017
Dec 31, 2017

Hi Edith. I'm curious about your SiS program. Do you have a FB page for it, or other platform for it? I will inbox you:-) Good luck.

Edith Ijeh
Dec 31, 2017
Dec 31, 2017

Ok thank you.

Nusrat Ara
Dec 31, 2017
Dec 31, 2017

Dear Edith, glad that you are trying to take forward the lessons you have learnt in life. I wish you all the best for you initiative. May you succeed in what you are set to do. 

Edith Ijeh
Dec 31, 2017
Dec 31, 2017

thank you

Olutosin
Jan 01, 2018
Jan 01, 2018

Well done my dearest sister.

Thanks for your initiative to help others.

Edith Ijeh
Jan 01, 2018
Jan 01, 2018

Hello olutosi

Thanks so much

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 01, 2018
Jan 01, 2018

Dear Edith,

You grew up seeing and experiencing so much pain around you. How wonderful that your own spirit  was strong enough to take a different path, and that you were able to get the education you knew you wanted. Some would just head on with their plans but you have chosen to create SiS. These girls are lucky to have you, as you have from personal experience the knowledge of all the pitfalls. Best wishes for your plans to flourish.

In sisterhood,

Tam

Edith Ijeh
Jan 02, 2018
Jan 02, 2018

Yes Tam, words like this makes me push hard. Am grateful