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Strength of My Mother

She was in her last year as a teenager when a soft-spoken handsome young man asked her to marry him. Full of vitality she got into the institution of marriage. At that time she was a holder of the GCE Ordinary Level certificate. With this level of education, she gained employment as a Court Clerk. With her earnings, she renovated her father’s house, filled it with good furniture and sent her siblings to school. It is true that women who are educated add a lot of value to society. With her meager earnings, my mother managed to help every member of her family who was in need.

After some working years she was eager to pursue a higher level of education. She already had her first 3 children then. Despite discouragement from my Dad, she went back to school. She studied for nine months and had her GCE Advanced level certificate. She did not end there. She went on to the university to study Law. During her first year as an undergraduate, she passed an entrance examination into a higher institution for training teachers. She chose the opportunity to become a teacher over the law profession. Today she is not confined to a kitchen like others her age but she goes out and builds the younger generation through her teaching.

My mother taught me that a woman needs to multitask. When I started having children I thought it would prevent me from getting my PhD but my mother told me that as a woman I should learn to do stuff simultaneously. She has five children but also a bubbling career.

I know that I can raise my kids well as a mother, I can be virtuous as a wife and I will still leave a legacy in my career. I also know where this strength comes from. It comes from my mother!

I called her this morning to appreciate her for how wonderful she has been and to wish her a happy mother’s day. Her voice was so full of energy and as usual, she motivated me to move forward. God bless Mrs. Nchifor Prudence Taku Tabot for being such a commendable woman. I love you Mummy…always.

This story was written for World Pulse’s Girls Transform the World Digital Action Campaign.

World Pulse believes that women's stories, recommendations, and collective rising leadership can—and will—bring girls greater access to education which will transform their lives, their families, and communities. The Girls Transform Campaign elicits insightful content from young women on the ground, strengthens their confidence as women, and ensures that influencers and powerful institutions hear their stories.
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Wendyiscalm's picture

WOW !

WOW! Precious this is a beautiful testimony to your mother. No wonder you are so much yourself. You had a wonderful role model. That is the first time I have heard someone suggest that their mother taught them the importance of multitasking. The way you put it, one can see that your mother knew what she was doing. She was determined to give you a skill set that could take you anywhere, open you up to the possibilities to be who and what you want to be. I hope you had a wonderful mother's day also with your two little angels. :)

Love and Ubuntu,

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Precious M's picture

Sweet Mother

My mother has indeed been a wonderful role model. The ability to multitask is what makes us strong as women. Yes, we can do it all at once! I had a splendid mother's day with my two princesses. It is a blessing to called "Mummy".

Thank you so much, my dear Wendy.

Love and Ubuntu

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irmia's picture

Thanks to your Mother

Your mother is truly an inspiration
Multitask--though it could be considered as unfair but could make us strong

Mia

Precious M's picture

Real inspiration

Yes dear my Mum truly inspires me. Multitasking is where we find our strength as women. To handle a home, a husband, children and a career all at once is not a piece of cake. When a woman successfully does these she should be applauded.

Thanks for your comment.

Love,
Precious

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