TOYIN SARAKI: Why I advocate for women and children
Ever wondered how a personal tragedy thaws into a life time commitment? Ask Toyin Saraki. At age 27, the former Kwara State first lady had a life-changing experience which changed her outlook on philanthropy.
“I never in my life read the footnote of any book because all I had to do was read the book and absorb it and sail through life happily. On December 6, 1991, I gave birth three months prematurely. I had twins, I lost one and I got married, all within the space of 24 hours. My previously lovely life suddenly collided with the footnotes of life. In that harrowing period, I really did experience what was never intended for me and I was most unprepared but what I experienced was an unavoidable reality for majority of the women in my country,” she said in a Ted talk hosted in the U.K that has been viewed by over 57, 000 people.