to work and pay my way through school primary school, secondary school and polytechnic. My current job pays me 30,000 Naira every month, I pay bills, and I feed myself and wife, no health benefits, so we dare not fall sick. The online education has given me hope to attend schools of my choice and still work my 7 am to 7 pm job and study at night. I started working to fund my education at age 14, working odd jobs in supporting my father who struggles to finance the education of myself and siblings am 39years old now, my dad is dead, and the struggle continues for my siblings and me. Influencing my siblings and encouraging/supporting their education remains my priority for we all have to fight to end poverty in our family and community by helping parents to educate their child. I’ve had to force myself to become a mentor to almost every child within my community. Nigeria is a highly religious country, I encourage and influenced the lives of student’s and their education starts in the Church, teaching them how to pray and read the Bible. I make commitment to lift them up and see them for who they truly are. Many of our students lack affection, positive encouragement, a role model, mentors or an adult that cares. In church or school, many Students hardly remember what you taught them, but they will never forget how much you cared. With best intentions, I show with a giving, caring, and forgiving
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