Francisca* was a medical student, trafficked from Lagos to Dubai and forced to administer drugs to other enslaved women, to prevent them from escaping their traffickers.
Last week, I had the privilege of watching Francisca graduate from the Wavecrest College of Hospitality in a cohort of 15 women – all survivors, striving for a new level of freedom through local NGO Women's Board. This is a clip from my interview with one of them -
To our audience - friends and donors - I wish I could share the pride and gratitude that I felt last week with all of you. Thank you for being part of changing the lives of these women.
Sincerely, Chinomso Osuji Arise Nigeria Coordinator
*Not her real name