“Education really means a lot… Working hard will not only change the perception [of girls] in my community, but also change the entire society at large.”
Already, Blessing has a strong sense of the importance of giving back to her community. She describes how her mentor Sheila, a member of the CAMFED alumnae association, CAMA, has highlighted this to her. After secondary school, Blessing will graduate into CAMA, joining a sisterhood of young women who support each other, access training and resources, and commit to supporting the next generation of vulnerable children.
“You should always be willing to give back to your community. Having that sisterly love for everybody that comes your way, being able to help them in the little ways you can.”