2013 VOF week 1
Growing up for with my Parents was nice until something happened that pratically changed my whole life.At a tender age I was molested sexually by a close relation.My mum got to find out but by then my entire life had changed. I was young didn't understand what was going on but getting older helped me to come to terms about one fact....its always those close to us that are often the ones that hurt us most.
Today I volunteer both in church and in schools to talk to teens and Parents aloke about the need not to be naïve and to know that one mistake like this could cost so much more especially for the child involved.
In Nigeria our culture supports familyhood.it alllows kids to call unrelated adults 'aunts' and 'uncles'! Parents keep their wards oftentimes in the care of these unrelated adults and that's where atrocities are more likely to occur.Trust is taken for granted and the rest is often history!
I currently speak in a high school to girls about the ned to read the signs and not even give room for too much familiarity especially to the menfolk.
I love and admire my girls and am fulfilled to know that I can make an impact to guard against a repetition of such...the future can be changed even in my little corner!