Mary Mitchell Slessor 

Children do you know in the past that twins where killed because they thought they were  evil spirit that implanted the child in the mother? Guest what, this practise was abolished by one woman. Do you know her name?

If you do, very good then, but if you don’t, don’t worry, we will read all about her now.


Mary Mitchell Slessor (2 December 1848 – 13 January 1915) was a Scottishmissionary to Nigeria. Her work and strong personality allowed her to be trusted and accepted by the locals while spreading Christianity, protecting native children and promoting women’s rights. She is credited with having stopped the killing of twins among the Efik, Ibibio, a particular ethnic group in Nigeria.

That’s our hero for the week.

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