Millions of Nigeria live in poverty struggling to provide shelter, food, and clothes for themselves and their families. As we know, education is one of the best ways in which we can lift ourselves out of poverty, and the earlier we start our education the better chances we have of succeeding.
In this story, we travel to Mararaba to meet Blessing Danladi a gifted young girl, and her mother Mrs. Rhoda that is determined to make something out of Blessing’s life. It is her poetry that got her noticed and started her journey into success.
Life on the outskirts of Abuja is challenging for all. It is even more challenging for children with single parents and most do not have the fund to get an education and are forced to continue to live in poverty.
Since Blessing’s father passed away, things became very hard for the family. Mrs. Rhoda Danladi sends her children to school by selling Kunu (a local drink) where she makes very little money to take care of the family. In a day, Mrs. Rhoda makes not less than N800. So where will she get money to sponsor Blessing? Where will she get money to take care of the family? She pays Blessing’s school fee of N8000 in 2-3 installments per term.
Blessing’s story is very touching because this is a girl that has the brain and what it takes to be a future leader all she needs is that much-needed push in life. Our organization decided to give Blessing a primary school scholarship. The scholarship covered Blessing’s basic primary school. As a youth organization, we see that there is a need to give life to those who actually deserve such a life and that why we decided to pick interest in Blessing’s life.
Her teacher describes her as a very brilliant girl that actively participates in class activities. She is very smart, humble, respectful, and obedient. She also performs excellently well in her academics. Blessing loves school and wants to be a Doctor in the future and strongly believes she can save the world.
In our continuous efforts to make sure Blessing Danladi gets a quality education, our organization nominated Blessing and her Mother Rhoda in the Airtel Touching Lives Television show. Touching Lives is a show about creating a platform for ordinary people in need and for those making a difference in people’s lives. On this show, Men and Women, Young and Old, rural and urban get uplifted, rewarded, and acknowledged.
The programme brought relief and assistance to the live of Blessing and her mother and also gave Blessing the chance of fulfill her lifelong dreams. Blessing Danladi got a scholarship that will take her through School and Mrs. Rhoda Danladi was not left out as Airtel Touching Lives also provided her with the sum of N400, 000 worth Electronic Recharge Card and a Kiosk for her to start an Airtel Recharge Card Business.