He kept me safe!

I know what it’s like to hurt so much you’re not sure you can stand it any longer. And there have been times when I didn’t understand how God could allow me to go through some of the things I’ve been through. I left home at 16 and lived under a bridge with prostitutes, and Read More

“Gone to be with the Lord”

 For two days, I tried to explain what “gone to be with the Lord” meant to my 12 year old brother. It was the 28th of December 2002, families were celebrating, children were having lots of fun but our Christmas tree was taken down. There was no Christmas light in front of the door anymore Read More

Lessons From Life.

What does it take to change the world? Prolific campaigning on an international platform? Huge amounts of funding and human capital? Celebrity endorsements, with each famous face echoing a hash-tagable mantra? In the first instance, all that’s needed is an awareness and will power. Raquel Jacobs, founder of educational NGO Beyond The Classroom, noticed a Read More

Christmas Announcement

The silence was deafening, my mum couldn’t scream, she just stared at Mrs Akut. I waited for a few minutes but no one uttered a single word. I was confused. I looked at my mum and then at Mrs Akut, not sure what to say or ask. I finally opened my mouth and broke the Read More

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