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UE/R: Meet 17 Year Old Rita Who Is In School With Her 10 Months Son

Rita Awuni a teenage orphan returned to school February this year after giving birth to son Sampson Awuni.

Rita hails from Bongo in the Upper East Region of Ghana.

When she became pregnant whiles in Junior High School 1, she dropped out to be able to take care of the pregnancy.

Her son is 10 months now and Rita decides to continue her education.

After she has been asked how she manages to take care of the child during school, she replies that "amazing" thing, "Oh he goes to The KG side and i go to breastfeed or give him koko at break time", an arrangement her school put in place for her. 

Her very enthusiastic poetic headmistress shouted to me " Rita Is A Nursing Mother But Vying To Finish School"

Rita whom together with her son her sleeps at the art centre, sells pure water after school for their upkeep.

Rita could not hide her confusion of my fascination of her, to ease her up I said to her " you see, not long ago I had to put my child at my back to work just like this, but I am 40 years old" that made her smile and started talking to me and gladly stood for the photos. 

She was further asked if someone could offer her a help, what would whe need? She replied that "Things to sell and a place to sleep"

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Bongo Ghana KG Rita Rita Awuni


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