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Life as a first year university student can be very hard in this part of the world. Here is a unique experience of one of our African girls who made it into the university. Hhhmmm! Wuna take chair, we get long story. You can read about boarding school life here. 2013 was that year I thought I had arrived. After all, I had 4 Advanced level and was eligible to apply for admission into a university.  How my journey to the university started? We woke up that morning hearing unconfirmed rumors of the release of the GCE (General Certificate of Education) results, one of the requirements for entering the university. I felt my heart beat fast and sharply. Not because I knew I will fail but the thought of not making it big or not making it at all. But that was not the exact reason. I couldn’t tell what…

My menstrual embarrassment part  2 is a piece seeking to educate and share information with women on menstrual hygiene and the importance of knowing your period. Last time we talked about the first day I saw my period. It wasn’t a good experience at all. The pains and my ignorance about it are unforgettable. Today, I will take you through a journey most of our African girls’ experience. This is because they did not get an education on menstruation. How did my menstrual embarrassment start? So there was this Sunday we sat in the chapel (school church) for holy mass. I was in form five then in a boarding school; Saint Francis College Fiango Kumba. While singing the closing hymn, I started feeling some funny pains around my lower abdomen. It felt like the usual menstrual cramps I used to have but I didn’t think for a sec it was…

My Cameroonian Hospital Experience It was my first time passing a night in a hospital as a patient. In my 24 years as an African girl, all I did was rely on traditional medicines and home prescribed medicines. Why I Don’t Like Going to the Hospital I had the notion that hospitals were expensive: Let’s find out if it’s true in this Blog post. I knew I was a strong girl who didn’t get sick easily. This is true for me because you will hardly hear I am ill or at the hospital. Hospitals are for the ‘AJEBOTAS’ (Well-to-do), so we knew. It is not like I have not been visiting the hospital to consult or buy medicines, I have. The thing is I have never passed a night there as a patient. They are expensive at times and the smell of medicines irritate. For me, ailments are contagious. I…

Queen Mimba logo challenge winner 2019 Congratulations to Agbor Daniel for accepting to compete and finally winning the Queen Mimba Logo Challenge set by Cameroonian singer, Blanche Bailly. Congratulations to team Eduke’sink and ActivSpaces where Agbor Daniel Eyong works as Graphic Designer. We are proud of your victories. How it all started. On November 4, 2019, at 3:34, the famous Cameroonian artist, Blanche Bailly announced on her Twitter account, she will award any graphic designer who will do a good logo design XAF50,000. She gave all the details and the deadline for November 5 at midnight. The information was shared and I am sure many graphic designers went for it. Daniel Agbor is not a social media enthusiast so he didn’t see the post. When the Eduke’sInk team members saw a screenshot of the tweet, they quickly forwarded it to him y because they know what he can do. He…

 Back then in the 90s, marriage meant everything to parents and in the villages. They believed women could earn respect only when they bore the name of another man. Moreover, they saw their in-laws as another source of revenue for the family. Let me tell you a real-life story of what happened in my village.      It was a restless night indeed. l was not there but I could see a clear picture when he (Nyonge) told me the story which made me cry. What is poverty turning our parents into? she was treated as a modern slave, in the name of marriage for money. Why was she the person to pay the price. “married no be by force.” I know the image of that old fool, between her legs, was that which caused her to scream like a goat being taken to the slaughterhouse the whole night. It…