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Osariemen’s Story: Meal-a-thon 2017

Have you ever thought about what it is like to not have food? Many people go to bed on an empty stomach. This was the case for Osariemen Edobor.

Osariemen is fifteen and studies at Idia College (high school) in Benin City. She is from a family of seven. They are still in need of basic necessities. Her father is a bricklayer who is older and has trouble finding work. Her mother is a trader who cannot provide much income because of insufficient funding.

Before getting into the After School Academy in 2014, Osariemen was not serious about her studies. Her eating schedule at home made it difficult. Osariemen ate only twice a day which made her uncomfortable and unable to comprehend what she was being taught at school. Being part of the A2S feeding program has enabled her to have three meals a day.

Osariemen is thankful to A2S for what she has gained. She loves the shoes she received from A2S which she calls the “Christmas shoes”. She loves her new A2S school bag too. These gifts have lifted some of the burdens off of her parents’ shoulders and have enabled them to use their resources for other basic needs they weren’t able to meet before.

Osariemen aspires to be a banker and a fashion designer and is ready to work hard to make it happen. Her favorite meal is rice and stew with chicken. Osariemen’s greatest joy is seeing her family happy and complete.

Thank you for supporting Osariemen and all of the A2S kids during the Meal-a-thon!

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