I am a single mother of one son. i had my son upon entering the university. I was lucky to have an educated father who saw to it that I continued my education and am now a graduate of English(Hons). I also have a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies. I have battled with self esteem because of the way single mothers are regarded and treated in my community and finally I want to speak out against it and for others who have not had the opportunities I have had. I have a passion to reach out to Teenage, young Mothers in my community who are regarded as wastes, outcasts and no good in my community. I want to see most of them educate, gainfully employed, out of prostitution (which most engage in for lack of choice) and with social self esteem. I am in the process of registering my Non government Organization called Hope Rising Foundation to be able to reach out to these girls. Speaking out for young single mothers in my community who are looked down upon and ostracised. Resources to be able to reach out to these girls. Languages, Rural/ Community Development, Gender.
My Vision for the Future
I envision a society where young single mothers will be accepted and considered human in my locality. where they will be given the opportunity to a good normal life, and also attain self eteem.