folashade Ajayi recently clocked 50 years on earth. And she has every reason to thank God for her life although, like most people in her community, life has not been a bed of roses for her.
Although Afolashade is blessed by God with kids in her marriage to a caring and understanding husband, yet, survival has been a daily battle against poverty. Nevertheless, Afolashade has a dream which she had nurtured from her childhood: She wants to be educated.
In spite of her poor social and financial conditions, Afolashade has continue to hold on to her dream of acquiring western education irrespective of the financial constraints working against her dream. And to achieve her dream, Afolashade defied all odds and recently enrolled in Ilorin Grammar School, a public secondary school in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara state. She began her schooling in Class 2, in the Junior Secondary School.
Exuding with joy and satisfaction, Afolashade in an interview with Legit TV, an online news medium, said her love for education made her to enroll in the secondary school to enable her become not only literate but well educated.
Afolashade said she was not bother that her classmates who call her Aunty Sade are her children’s age mates.
And interestingly, said she found all her subjects easy to cope with except mathematics. But even regarding that subject, back home, she has many helping hands who are always willing to give her extra coaching. The helping hands are her kids.
Afolashade said her kids usually help her with her assignments and now, Aunty Shade has vowed to further her education up to the tertiary level and hopes to study English Language in a higher institution.
But for her to achieve her dream of becoming a teacher of English Language in the future, she needs to overcome the financial constraints she is battling with. Consequently, Afolashade is calling on public spirited Nigerians to support her financially, because her bag making business is not yielding enough resources to meet her needs as she had expected.