To give the children a great opportunity to explore the world (the nature) and become conversant with the pathetic history of slavery in Nigeria, Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya, Owode Dil’a has taken the Atfal and Nasrat to Badagry on 14th April, 2018.
The children journeyed to Badagry, Lagos State to see the historic Centre – the Badagry Slave Trade Museum – a place of imminent tales of how slavery was staged across the borders of Nigeria and the European cum American countries engaging in the trading of humans-especially Africans, for hard, tedious labour on farmland in order to maximize their own output.
At the slave trade center, the children were shown the first storey building, the slave trade drinking water, the translated Bible by Bishop Ajayi Crowther, the portrait of Mr Claudius Phillips, the first Western Teacher in Nigeria, the portrait of Bishop Ajayi Crowther, the man who translated Bible to Yoruba language, the first primary school in Nigeria founded in 1843 by Mr and Mrs De Graft and was named “Nursery of the Infant Church”.
The children were also told that slave markets were closed when the European Nation founded colonies after lasting for 300-400years.
Slavery stopped in Australia in 1861, in United States in 1863, in Brazil in 1888, in Africa 1870, in Badagry in 1868.
After this, the children were led to “the point of no return”- somewhere along the beach. However, the children are also a living witness to the truth of the signs of slave trade. They also went to see the beach and enjoyed the beautiful and amazing atmosphere.
Ishaat Team, Owode District