Ubong, Faith and Bright comes everyday to Ibeno beach to play. Ubong is their big brother, while Faith (with the red shorts) and Bright (with the black shorts) are his younger siblings. This is their story:“My name is Ubong and these are my brothers. I just finished my Secondary School education. Faith is in SS2 while Bright about to begin JSS1. Because we don’t have much money, I want to go to a Polytechnic close by. I want to study Civil Engineering there. Faith dreams of becoming an electrical engineer while Bright wants to be a mechanic. He wants to fix big lorries and air planes.”I love the beach so much. I come here everyday to have fun with my brothers.”I loved these brothers when I met them. The way they enjoyed the waves with no care at all reminded me that sometimes, the beauty of life is in the simple things, like laughing and running around a beach, like having your family around and having a shoulder to lean on when need be.Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State.
My host in Awi, Cross River State led me to a community of elderly and middle-aged lecturers who support each other by working out together. I was fascinated by their story so I spoke with their lead coach, and this is his story: “My name is Dr. Obi Sylvanus, I am the chief coach of […]
My heart is still pumping a little bit harder from the rush of adrenaline this evening, but I’ve got to share this story, and you’d see why as you read along. So this evening, I went out to Jabi lake to cover a story for Yolar. Since Yolar is an adventure, travel and lifestyle magazine, […]
During my visit to Ibeno Beach, Akwa Ibom State, I met Mr. Akpan Ebeno, a fisherman. This is his story: “I’m mending my net against tomorrow night. I can’t go tonight because there’s no more fish in the water, but there’ll be fish tomorrow night, because the water will carry another set of fish to […]