From Exploitation to Electrician
Thrown out by her parents, Grace went to live with her aunt. But, when an accident meant her aunt couldn’t work, Grace was suddenly forced to pay for her own education – and support her aunt and cousins. Aged just 11, she became a victim of sexual exploitation.
"I kept crying day and night… At that point, I thought that was the end of my life.”
Thankfully, one day, Grace met a social worker who told her about a Plan International project that helps young people receive the training they need to earn a living and move away from dangerous jobs. Now, aged 18, she is training to become an electrician and uses her experiences to educate girls and young women on the importance of sexual health and rights.
“I enjoy being the only girl at my place of residence who can repair electronic equipment… I feel so good being in a position to speak to other girls using my experience to change their minds.”