My name is Oladapo Olaifa, I was born on the 11 of June 1983 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
I was raised with single parent, me and my sister. I didn’t grow to know my father, my mother raised me. She was a sales attendant. I struggled to finished my elementary and secondary school due to lack of financial support. My mum sometimes couldn’t provide my tuition fee in time because of her low income.
I graduated in secondary school at age of nineteen. I started working at an eatery joint to support my family and to save for my university. I entered university three years later and a session later I dropped out from university because of a new session fee that I could not afford and I didn’t have anyone to help me then. Things were so tough then.
Six month later I met Mr. Thomas von Zabern on an internet site. I told him everything and he agreed to help me through my education. I went back to university.
Two years later, to my surprise, it was discovered that I had leukemia. I had to fight leukemia with the help of Mr. Thomas von Zabern over a year before God answered my prayers, here I am now, healthy and strong.
Mr. Thomas von Zabern gave me hope of my life. He supported me financially and morally. I don’t know where I would be now if not for his help and God’s help.
Am back to school now to complete my university degree and to get a good job so that I will be able to help someone like me out there, who needs help to fulfill his/her own dream.