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I don´t want to paint her black

Having moved from a decent comfortable home following the death my parents, I lived life the bitter way.
Though shelter was provided in my uncles one roomed house, No one guided me as a child, I had to skip my childhood and I had to take full control of life like an adult.
My uncle was loving but rarely had time for me. He worked at night as a security guard and during the day I too would be in school.
My aunty who had the responsibility of ensuring I had all necessities ignored my needs.
I don´t want to paint her black, I understood her, she was a bitter woman.
My uncle cheated on her several times, she suffered verbal abuse but could not leave her matrimonial home because she had no means of survival.
Her situation strengthened me, even when I would go hungry for two days, my mission was to be educated. Though the temptation to fall off the right path sometimes was great, thanks to my guardian angel, I pulled through.
As a growing lady I felt I had a responsibility of ensuring girls acquired education to be liberated from any form of male abuse, I decided to use the poor of a pen to achieve this.
But my campaign has never been easy, most uneducated women still believe a girl does not need to more educated than a man because she becomes disrespectful to men.
The economic situation has also forced families to concentrate more on the male children than females, believing that a girl child has hindrances in her education career such as teenage pregnancy while others believe that women should be educated by their spouses and their spouses believe the opposite.
In overcoming the educational challenges faced by girls in my community, I have continued writing, highlighting solutions to the girls and women education, through writing some girls have managed to find funding for their education , the most missing part of their education.
Sensitization on the dangers of early marriages, pregnancies and HIV/AIDS are part of my writing to ensure girls are empowered with knowledge, they say knowledge is power!
With PulseWire, it has given me a wider platform to share the experiences of other girls and women in worse situations and I share it with others who may feel their situation have no remedy.
Mere communication online has helped me create more opportunities for desperate girls out there, most people would tell me about their organisation in a more detailed way and without realizing that the information will help some women out their, I´m their voice!

Comments

Stella Paul's picture

A very big, warm hug!

You know what? You indeed can be the best and loudest voice because you have seen and lived those troubles yourself. A big hug for you and lots of best wishes!

Stella Paul
Twitter: @stellasglobe

Adepeju's picture

Here comes Stella's big hug

Here comes Stella's big hug again...* I want* :-)

Chinemu's picture

I Recieve the Hug

Hey Stella, thanks mate, I have kept your hug and i wont let it go, thanks alot

Chinemu's picture

I Recieve the Hug

Hey Stella, thanks mate, I have kept your hug and i wont let it go, thanks alot

faridaY's picture

Stay Strong

Well done for persevering through the struggles. Stay Strong Chinemu.

Chinemu's picture

Thanks

Fariday, thanks for encouragement, am more stronger now

Chinemu's picture

Thanks

Fariday, thanks for encouragement, am more stronger now

MaDube's picture

I love that you saw what your

I love that you saw what your aunt went through and resolved not to be like her and not to fall to the same trap. You are a brave one lady. Stay strong and keep doing what you do best :)

Chinemu's picture

MaDube

MaDube, i love u mate, lots of thanks

Chinemu's picture

MaDube

MaDube, i love u mate, lots of thanks

Mutale kapekele's picture

Dont paint her black

Nice one Chinemu. Your story is amazing and I always use you as an example when lecturing my niece who has all the support to get a decent education but fails to take up the opportunity. If you were not my close friend, your story would be one of my features today, I believe it should be told at every opportunity to help a little girl out there who is going through the same challenges. You are indeed strong dear and I am proud to call you a friend.

Chinemu's picture

friends forever

Muta, I thank God to have a friend in you, you are such an encouragement, you always lift me up, I love u girl

Chinemu's picture

friends forever

Muta, I thank God to have a friend in you, you are such an encouragement, you always lift me up, I love u girl

Adepeju's picture

Only a positive person like

Only a positive person like you can see the diamonds in the ground. Keep up the good work!

fem4femmes's picture

Honor...

I honor your courage and determination! It is through education that change will occur and I am so grateful for your strength that will inspire other women to follow your same path!!

Much love and light to you today!!

marissa

"I am the flicker, flame, butterfly ablaze who wants to fly in search of mythical rainbows beyond the rain." ~ Ana Castillo

Julie Tomlin's picture

The power of choices

I really admire the choices you made and the awareness that you had that they were yours to make.
I think as well as the power of education that is something else that you can pass on to women.

Yours,
Julie

@julietomlin

Nesima's picture

What a powerful personal

What a powerful personal story. I am particularly passionate about girls' education so I applaud your determination to make it happen.

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