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Fatima To Faith; The Story Of A Former Drug Addict


In 2006, the Freedom Foundation, a faith-based and not-for-profit organization visited various communities across Lagos to get a first-hand experience of challenges people face just trying to survive in the city. The organization got first-hand experiences of what some people go through just trying to stay alive.

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After years of sorting and archiving the footage, Freedom Foundation decided to launch a diary-like documentary of a few stories they encountered.

The documentary, “My Lagos Diaries,” tells real stories of rehabilitated prostitutes, armed robbers, drug addicts, beggars and other neglected individuals in the society.

Last weekend, “My Lagos Diaries”, a thirteen week video journal by Dr Tony Rapu, debuted across Nigerian TV stations and the first episode featured the touching story of Fatima and her real-life  struggle with drug addiction.

Over a period of 9 years, the foundation followed Fatima and watched as she went through detoxification, rehabilitation and reintegration into the society.

Her story showed how hard it is to break the cycle of addiction but with support and encouragement, she was made whole again.

SEE ALSO: Khadijah Suleiman Saulawa Speaks On The Major Reason More Women Are Getting Hooked On Drugs In Katsina And What She Is Doing To Help Them

This video is a must watch! You will be inspired.

Fatima, before she was rescued from drug addiction.

Now Faith, she believes she can go far in life.



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