Citi FM Journalist, Umaru Sanda Amadu has shared a touching story of the young man who sacrificed for him to be able to go through Senior Secondary School.
Now that he’s successful, he has gone back to find the man and he’s ready to help him in the little way he can for how much he has helped him.
Read his full story below:
“I spent my annual leave (the past 2 weeks) tracking down the young man in this photo. He is my Personal Savior.
When I finished JSS in 2003, I had no way forward than to remain as a cowboy and take care of the family cattle. My dad was taking care of our master’s cattle and I was herding ours. Senior High School was impossible.
One day, I cried to my mum to go get me a “Nyi kplorvi” (an Ewe cowboy). My mum embarked on that mission to the Volta Region and returned with Doe. He was barely a teenager then but was sent by his parents on this “slave mission” as was common then.
Doe was to take care of the cattle for 4 years after which he would earn a calf. He got his calf. I got my SSS Certificate. At the time, I was benefitting from child slavery without knowing it.
Today, I know. And with regret written all over my face, I went on a mission to find him. To my pleasant surprise, Doe’s calf has not only multiplied, he has also obtained a Senior Technical School Certificate.
In addition, he has learnt to be an electrician, a plumber and a barber. I’ve asked him to draw a future plan and let me know what I can do to help. This boy became dirty, so I may become clean. I can’t thank him enough.
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