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Faces of Bethesda (Part 2)

My name is Odunayo Michael, I joined Bethesda in October, 2014, as the Librarian at the Bethesda School, Ijaiye-Ojokoro, Lagos. The library was designed to serve both the children in our school and other children in public schools around the...

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A Class Of Sticks.

Dele always wanted to be an Engineer. His infatuation began when he was 4 years old and he stayed up for hours watching his father dissemble broken down television sets and just like magic the picture returned once he put them back together. Dele...

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A Life On Pause

I had a plan to become the first female president of Nigeria. It was simple – always be the top of my class, then study law at the university. It seemed a simple plan that depended all on me, and how much I wanted to achieve my goals. So I...

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I miss the sunrise

It had always been peaceful there. A time when life seemed simple and everything felt perfect. It wasn’t, though. It was the only life I knew and I was happy with it. I remember waking up early to watch the sun rise, it was such a beautiful sight...

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Inspiration Is A Young Girl!

Growing up, I had always heard the adults say you are too young to accomplish this or too young to do that and I believed them. Being a young girl in a poor community was hard. Our opinions were the least valid and many times we hear of husbands...

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Adopt-A-School Challenge

Valentine’s Day has always meant the same thing to me, a day when I buy the person I love most a gift. I usually spare no expense as I look to buy something expensive and classy so this person will know that I care about them. I guess most of us...

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Is Education important?

There are many people in our country who fail to see the importance of education. This was the first thing I learnt working with Bethesda Child Support Agency. Bethesda is non-profit organisation which focusses on providing basic education to...

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The Bethesda Beneficiary.

  Thirteen years ago, I was born in a slum just on the outskirts of Lagos. I was said to be very skinny mostly because that year had been very difficult for my parents. My father had grown weary of hearing stories about men from his village...

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