The program is set to train within the next ninety (90) days for the first batch, over ten thousand (10,000) learners from across Africa. Helping them to acquire new skills, update their existing skills/knowledge as well as step up their game especially during this Stay-at-home order against #Covid19.
I saw people make money on the platform and all i could get was stress. I was happy and I felt fulfilled. Though with lots of unprocessed request, I realized in the Tech-space, its either you innovate or you Die. I realized i needed to posses not just Leadership or managerial skills but also the needed skill-set to keep building the platform.
I left with Tears, Disappointment, devastated, Depressed. I felt everything is turning against me. I felt maybe, i am forcing myself on my generation. I felt I wasn’t created for this! I felt my parents didn’t brought me up very well. The thought of joining the sisterhood once again stood before me. At least, i won’t be so worried about a lot of things. I kept reducing in size and weight. Crying became my new hobby! My friend stopped me from coming to her house simply because i turned the place to a “Crying zone”.
Within me, I thought i have built a stable reading culture as well as posses a corresponding academic score base. I felt I was On top of my game. I felt, I needed just little time on my end and everything will be alright. I spent 98% of my time(aside class hours) teaching and building others students.
My mum heard about it and scolded me through my friends phone, she then reassured me that even if I fail, that i still remain part and a senior member of my family. She told me how everybody Loved me and that alone #Assured and fortified my zeal to start anew. I went home and refreshed, this time around, with a new Strength and Energy. you know nah
I saw life to the fullest, I saw potentials that are beginning to waste, i saw many futures being ridiculed, I saw opportunities being missed, I saw kids and our generation to come and imagined what will become of us if we keep to this path, and like the Biblical Christ, “I WEPT”. But as a young girl whose only purpose and mission was to smash my exams and join my Elder sister in the #Mahadum, I had no other option than to keep being myself hoping that one day, It will become better.
I inherited being good with numbers from my dad but that “kain” inheritance sef was a product of a day i got 0/10 in my mathematics and was flogged till my buttocks became the pictorial representation of angle of Elevation and depression. I was given the mandate to solve all mathematical problem from Primary one up to my present class and trust me, this was done within 2days without enough food and water. My dad and discipline sef, sometimes i wonder why him no join Army… chai
I had the best of friends in school and try to become a champion so as to make my parents, siblings, my friends and my own very self proud. I compete mostly with guys (anywhere i meet them shaa) knowing fully well that the society placed more value and responsibility on them than the women-folk and each time i beat them hands down, i always request for additional portion of food from my Mum. hahahahaha