Being here in the SDCRI center has really changed my life. Before I couldn’t read or write, and I always wondered if I also would ever be able to read, but now, I can pick ant book on my own and read. I used to think I would never be something in the future, but now I know that I can be someone important in the future.
I am grateful that I am here in the SDCRI center and no more on the streets facing different kinds of abuse and molestation. Since I got here, the care I am being given is as like that of a father and a mother. My life is totally different.
I have improved in speaking English language. When I just came to the center, I remember that I spoke very bad English. I always used to dream of being a lawyer or a governor, but while I was on the streets, I used to think there was no way that this would be possible. Since I got to the SDCRI, I now know that I can become anything I wish to be and I can see that my dreams are being worked out.
One of the ways that my life has changed is that I can do things that I never believed was possible when I was on the streets. I can now read and write English comfortably and my academics generally has continued to improve. I have also been given the priviledge to play Chess and represent Oyo State multiple times on the national youth chess team. I never would have imagined meeting a governor face to face before, but SDCRI has given me the exposure to meet some very important people and even shake hands with the Kwara State governor once. I know that I am confident to mix and comfortably interact with children from rich families. Satus Dignus has really worked for me.
SDCRI rescued me from the streets when I was pregnant and had no help. I stayed in the center throughout my pregnancy and had my baby while at the center receiving all necessary health care and support. I watch my child grow up and now go to school, while I am being equipped with different skills that can help me make a living. I have also been able to reconnect with some of my family members. I am very grateful for all that has been done for me.
I never knew I could get to where I am. I was brought to Ibadan for a very different situation until I was brought to this organisation. I didn’t know that I would also be priviledged to attend a private school and be able to speak, read, write and understand English properly I never knew what chess was, but my being here exposed me to chess and I fell in love with it. I have since won many awards. There are so many other things I could keep on speaking about that I am thankful for.