Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
To give women a choice and a voice as single parents who have had children out of wedlock , an opportuinity to walk into the Birth Registrars office and name her child in her own surname not subjected to societal pressures and norms that a child belongs to a Father in Nigeria and not a woman.
It's all part of making a better world.
A future where a single mother would walk tall , give consents for her childs documents without been mocked or societal norms judging her differently.
For the children who have been born out of wedlock not to feel disadvantaged or subjected to societal mockery for them to feel as a part of a nation with the same hopes and ideals of a child born in wedlock.
This is really going to help people.
The impact of my vision will be mainly felt by Single mothers, Women, children born out of wedlock
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
Ability to be able to name your child in the womans surname as its obtained in the UK
Ability to give the necessary consents that a child needs without subjecting you to a man who has never been involved or interested in the child
The children born out of wedlock to have a sense of belonging in the society without being subjected to societal norms or pressure
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
When any and every woman can walk into the National Population Commission in Nigeria and have the option to name her child in her name for me that would be a great achievement.
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?