Monday, 8 December 2014


Mrs. Juliana Godwin, 42, who had her education stalled by lack of sponsorship in 1983 and now a JSS1 student of Junior Secondary School, Gosa, Abuja, has become one of those persons with strong will to change her condition. . . After moving to Abuja in 2001 and since she had skill in hair plaiting, she became the bread-winner of her family in 2001. Later she ventured into
hawking of water in a basin in Gosa market to boost the family’s income. “In 2003, I was able to save N1,000 from water hawking. . . I started pepper and tomato business. I also went into corn roasting business, but my husband stopped me from the business in 2007,” she said. In 2008, she went into vocational training with an NGO where she was trained in soap, pomade and disinfectants production and started the business with N1500. . . “After making savings towards going back to school, my husband was against my decision and quarreled seriously with me. But I didn’t give up on my decision. In 2013, I went on to enroll in School. I was able to raise N10, 000 to pay for admission expenses,” she said . . She is ready to accept every academic and moral discipline that will shape her future. She is the oldest person in the class of 80 students and participates in every school activity. Even when she comes late to school, the teachers do punish her just like other students and she has no problem with it. . . She is a mother of four children, who she sponsors to the tune of N9,700 in a session while she also takes care of the family’s upkeep. “I have seen great changes in my life, and I am coping seriously. My aim is to study marketing in the university,” she added.

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