I KNOW I CAN!!!

sarah_2
Posted April 7, 2018 from Nigeria

Growing up as the first child with two beautiful sister's was really fun but quiet challenging due to the fact that I was always scared of giving advice or making decisions.

Another challenging thing was the fact that my parents never had a male child.Some people were giving my Dad bad impression about a home full of girls and others were making fun of my Mum.But I really thank God for my Dad who treated us as if we were boys and never discriminated us like others do. I LOVE YOU DAD!!!

Growing up as a young lady,all I wanted to do was to teach the little ones,help the less privileged and the oppressed.

I thank God because I'm a teacher now,but never got the chance to help the less privileged. My Dad who would have opened an orphanage for me lost his Job(with NITEL telecommunications in Nigeria)

I've been trying to get an NGO to volunteer but to no avail.The one I got ending last year is not active.

Sisters,I've now decided to stop the fears, come out of my shell and do the impossible.Some people said I'm too young,others said is impossible. But I said to myself,I CAN DO IT!!!

Want to open a school at affordable price(Went to a place in Jos,the children had to walk for miles to get to school because the few schools around there are too expensive)

I also want to start up an NGO and call it "speak out". Where women and girls who are abused,oppressed or discriminated can speak out freely...

I don't have anything but I believe that God  will help me achieve my dreams.Sister Florence and Tosin from Nigeria, thanks for inspiring me.

 I KNOW I CAN DO IT

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Olutosin
Apr 07, 2018
Apr 07, 2018

My dearest sister, thanks for sharing your story with us. When I stated my NGO ...many friends and family were mocking me. They said how can a poor help the poor. Today, they are beneficiaries of me transformation efforts. You can do it.
I was in Hwollazah in Jos in 2016. Every thing is possible.

sarah_2
Apr 07, 2018
Apr 07, 2018

Oh no........
Thanks for really inspiring me Tosin..
Forward ever and backward never!
Thanks

Jill Langhus
Apr 07, 2018
Apr 07, 2018

Hi Sarah. As a teacher you are already helping people. Yes, you CAN do it. Never pay any attention to the naysayers. If anything, let their disbelief make you stronger and more determined. I see you have a formidable team of inspiring mentors that will also help you through this process. I believe you can do this, and so do they. Perhaps you could collaborate with someone with a similar mission. Two heads are always better than one. Please keep us posted on your progress. I'm looking forward to it.

sarah_2
Apr 07, 2018
Apr 07, 2018

Thanks for believing in me Jlanghus!
Promise to keep you all posted.
Take care

Jill Langhus
Apr 08, 2018
Apr 08, 2018

You're welcome:) Sounds like a plan.... You, too!

sarah_2
May 02, 2018
May 02, 2018

I have started my NGO

sridevi k
Apr 07, 2018
Apr 07, 2018

Dear Sarah,
Gr8 thoughts and inspiring as well. I am very sure you will be able to open the school and NGO u want by the grace and blessings of Almighty and your determination to help children will surely make you succeed.
I wish you best in all your endeavors. Keep up your good work.
Best Wishes and Regards
Sridevii

sarah_2
Apr 07, 2018
Apr 07, 2018

Amen...........
Thanks alot sister Sridevii
One love!!!

Kristine Yakhama
Apr 08, 2018
Apr 08, 2018

Have faith and trust in God he will make a way where there seems to be no way

sarah_2
Apr 08, 2018
Apr 08, 2018

Thanks kristine!
I believe you and I'll keep holding on to him.
Take care

Tamarack Verrall
Apr 08, 2018
Apr 08, 2018

Dear Sarah,

Some learn from others about the joy and possibilities that come with generosity, others know early that there is much to be done, wanting to create change where it is most needed. I loved reading that you have had this generous spirit from such an early age. I am also so glad to read that your father has been a great support, and that you have inspiration from great leaders such as Florence and Tosin. This I especially love "I've now decided to stop the fears, come out of my shell and do the impossible". Strong and inspiring words for all of the times we are met with new challenges.

May all of your plans bear fruit,

Tam

sarah_2
Apr 08, 2018
Apr 08, 2018

Amen.....
Thanks so much Tam!
I pray I'll grow old and still be strong like you. You're really a mentor.
Kisses to you
Sarah

Ndimofor Aretas
Apr 09, 2018
Apr 09, 2018

Hi Sarah,

YES YOU CAN! And I will tell you that over and over again!

I train people on Entrepreneurship and to tell you the truth, you are a Social Entrepreneur and you have the most important ingredient of them all PASSION AND DRIVE ( SUMMARIZED by many as ATTITUDE!)

You just need to focus that drive and never look away from your objective because all you will see is CHALLENGES!.

One more thing.... always tell yourself this.... IT'S NOT ABOUT AGE, SIZE, LEVEL OF EDUCATION OR SEX its about ATTITUDE and God
.... Psalms 139:14 and Phillipians 4:13 say it all.....

YES YOU CAN!

sarah_2
Apr 11, 2018
Apr 11, 2018

Wow.....
Thanks a lot Aretas!!
I will never forget your words of encouragements.
Take care