Showing posts from March, 2017

Andrea from Mexico: Everyday A Girl #EDAG

By Ijeoma Ukasoanya

This is the story of Andrea for #EverydayAGirl, as shared by Ijeoma Ukasoanya via UN Online Volunteers.

Andrea is a 27 year old Mexican,  on a short visit to Nsukka, a suburb of Enugu State, Nigeria. She is loving, cheerful and selfless. She has an unwavering passion and love for the black race.

Here, Andrea is with my brother (Ijeoma's) Harry. Harry decides to take Andrea on a tour round Nsukka.

Andrea is at the Adada River- a popular river in Nsukka, known for it's beautiful and serene nature. Andrea loves the cool nature of the river.

Andrea then goes to the fruit Market in Nsukka. Her love for children won't let her get her hands off the Vendor's baby.

The female students of Queens Secondary School- an only girls secondary school in Nsukka, can't get enough of Andrea's company.

This is me (Ijeoma) and Andrea trying to make dinner. She is exhausted after a long day's tour.

She insists on helping out in the kitchen.

I made sure we took a cute …

Anjala from India: Everyday A Girl #EDAG

By Dishi Khandelwal

This is Anjala story for #EverydayAGirl, as shared by Dishi Khandelwal via UN Online Volunteers.

Anjala is 24 years old. She works as a house help in Mumbai, India in order to support her family.  

Her family includes her father, mother, and two sisters - who got married with her help and support. With the money she earns every month, she sends to her ailing parents in West Bengal, India. Since she didn’t receive education during her childhood, her means of earning is restricted to house work.

Her day begins at 8:00 am. She starts by watering the plants. She finds this activity soothing, and hence makes sure to start her day with it. When she sees the house she works in is looking beautiful and filled with flora, she feels a sense of accomplishment, as the plants look bright and fresh, because of her. She takes pride in doing her job.

This is the woman Anjala works for. She is a kind and generous woman. She makes sure that all the house work doesn’t fall on Anjala'…