LOOKING FORWARD TO A NEW DECADE OF UNPRECEDENTED EXPLOITS

Oluwatoyin Olabisi
Posted January 11, 2020 from Nigeria
LOOKING FORWARD TO A NEW DECADE OF UNPRECEDENTED EXPLOITS
Lastly, I am hoping that in this decade I am able to carry out unprecedented exploits in preparing the Girl-Child in my country for Sustainable Development by letting her know that through Education the sky is not her limits but her starting point.

Growing up in my country Nigeria I had looked up to the year 2020 as I believed it would be a period where my country would be like every developed nation on planet earth characterised by good road network, constant power supply, excellent transportation services, excellent educational system-the list is endless. Common on what else was I to expect? I had constantly heard of Vision 2020, Education for All in 2020, Nigeria would be the fastest growing Economy in 2020 and every other great plan and discourses for year 2020. But I was flabbergasted that I entered 2020 and there was still problem of power supply as even on the new year day, I did not have power, I was also shocked that in 2020 Women were still exposed to precarious conditions which made them  vulnerable to Gender Based Violence and then it dawned on me, I can wish for all the good things of life just like my country but if I do not work to make my plans a reality then nothing would change. However,I am very grateful that in the last decade I achieved my dreams of travelling abroad for the First Time and off course studying for a Post-Graduate degree in Women and Gender Studies in the school of my dreams but I am  determined more than ever before in the new decade to build the capabilities of Women and Girls and letting them know Sexual and Reproductive Health is a Human Right which every Woman irrespective of her socio-economic status should be aware of as a Woman should not have the number of children she cannot adequately cater for. Let Women have a voice of their own to chart their course in the seat of power and of course in the market place. Lastly, I am hoping that in this decade I am able to carry out unprecedented exploits in preparing the Girl-Child in my country for Sustainable Development by letting her know that through Education the sky is not her limits but her starting point.

 

 

This story was submitted in response to Moments of Hope.

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Jill Langhus
Jan 11
Jan 11

Hi Oluwatoyin,

Thanks for sharing your concerns and goals. Don't lose hope. Your drive and mission will get you through... I can see you achieving your goals! Hang in there and keep us posted:-)

XX

maeann
Jan 11
Jan 11

Oluwatoyin you are a very courageous woman with vision and hopes! Let us be hopeful for our community. Hold on to your dreams!!!

Anita Shrestha
Jan 12
Jan 12

Dear Sis
Thank you for sharing

Chinyere Kalu
Jan 12
Jan 12

Hmmm! Toyin , i was also hoping to see all those ( Everything for all by 2020 Lol) Now 2020 has come upon us in Nigeria, need i say am very disapointed as nothing has really changed. Nonetheless, we must continue to strive to see those things we wish for come to pass. Let us keep doing our best in our little corners and one day, we will.see the change we so much desire.

lizzymark
Jan 12
Jan 12

Hy sister, I admire you courage, that you are here means there is hope,means you can do this it means you are capable and able.we are not of them that give up or run,we are if they that face it and fight through. You can and you are possible, in a family like these,you'll pull through dear,its okay to shear what we feel and hope so we can find a courage to go on.we are here with and for you. Hope you hang in there until we win. Let's know how it goes.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi my dear sister. How are you doing. Thank you for sharing your post, please don't lose hope. One day your dreams will come true.
Have a lovely day.

Hello, Oluwatoyin,

I hear you! I used to think that by 2020, our country, too, will be achieving the vision it had set decades ago. And just like that, it's now 2020, it can be frustrating to know that the challenges we had back then still exist today. Maybe it really takes time when it comes to reality.

I am glad you still possess that positive mindset and your "can do" attitude. I know you'll do well this 2020. Cheers!

Lisbeth
Jan 14
Jan 14

Dear Olu,
Congratulations on your post graduate studies. I think as regards politics 2020 will just be like an ordinary year ha. At least you are in vision 2020 now haha.
Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
Regards

Amanda Obidike
Jan 15
Jan 15

Thank you Oluwatoyin.

I am inspired by your great work. This is a laudable vision as you fulfill your goals.

Beth Lacey
Jan 17
Jan 17

Good luck achieving your goals!

ARREY- ECHI
Jan 24
Jan 24

Dear Toyin,
Thank you for sharing your hopes and visions for the next decade. Congratulations on your Diploma program. Wishing you all the very best as you look forward to fulfilling your vision in an unprecedented manner.