International Women’s Day: A Nigeria Lady by name @ceracerni on twitter has promised to sponsor the daughter of a cleaner she met in Lagos to an Art School in Lekki to celebrate the ongoing International Women’s Day Celebration.
Narrating how she came across the girl on Monday, she said herself and her colleagues were busy painting when the mother, who works as a cleaner with LASTMA came to seek her audience.
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“On this hot afternoon…. I was painting- when this elderly woman greeted me. I turned back and she was bending to greet me… so I kuku joined her and we were bending to greet each other”
“She said she works for Lawma- being on the streets,watching me & my team at work everyday for more than a week now.And today she brought her daughter who has a sketchbook and always scribbles things on it to see a lady drawing on walls so as to encourage her….I was moved.”
“I asked the young girl her name, age and why she wasn’t in school. I also flipped through her sketch book and the first thing on the page was a drawing of a cat painted purple and I immediately had a nostalgia… I remembered drawing a cat in my primary school.”
“I chatted with her Mom for a while and we connected. See me speaking Yoruba like omo Ibadan. I know how my mom use to encourage me in my early beginnings too. I told her about the ARTHUB and how we can train her daughter to become an expert.”
“She asked where the location was and I told her Lekki. She said “ahh ówò yén màá pò gáàn o” and I told her not to worry that we will have a suitable arrangement. We exchanged contact and they left.”
“My manager and I had a discussion about it… and on this INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY…. We #ChooseToChallenge ourselves that Eniola will be our first Scholarship student. We will sponsor her training at the Ceracerni’s ARTHub till she becomes an expert.”
“If you would like to sponsor a child as well kindly let us know. We will all make the world a better place. AND STAY TUNED TO SEE THE PROJECT I’VE BEEN WORKING ON!!!.”, She conluded