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We have heard of children leaving their homes and travelling out of their countries of origin to go to school and to pursue a better path for their future. This case is the reverse, Mrs Blessing Sophie is a mother of two, who has left her country Nigeria to come to Dublin to pursue a master’s degree leaving her two children and her husband in Nigeria.

I am going to let her type her story by herself.

My name is Mrs Blessing Sophie, I am a graduate of International Studies & Diplomacy, from Benson Idahosa University in Nigeria.

I have 2 sons and before coming to Ireland for my masters’ programme, I was a stay home mom. Before I got married i was a fashion designer( I had a tailoring shop with workers and all). After I got married, I relocated to another state and my partner did not want me to do anything. After a while, I got tired of just staying home and depression started creeping in.

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I came to Ireland for the exposure, a chance to get different opportunities in my work field, to learn new things before I start up my own company, but the major reason is self-development.

I miss my kids, partner and Mum a lot, sometimes I regret why I left Nigeria because it’s more difficult than I thought. I can’t wait to see them again.

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The experience has been good overall but this is the first time I am staying away from my family for this long . I am learning new things and I  have met some amazing people who have been really supportive especially emotionally but I know it is going to be worth it at the end of the masters programme, plus I know I am doing it for my children.

As regards to settling down in Ireland, it was quite easy because I got accommodation before I came here, the place is safe, I did not really struggle to settle down completely like I said I met some amazing person who assisted me a lot and they helped me settle down.


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