Rose grew up in Ajegunle, one the slum communities in Lagos, Nigeria, where access to basic quality education is a luxury for most children. Many children are often forced to abandon their education because their parents simply cannot afford tuition and school supplies. The cost of school supplies changes from year to year, and the list has grown in size, making it harder for parents to purchase. Many families who were already struggling financially lost their income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which made it impossible to afford school supplies that their children needed. With no access to resources, learning became a challenging endeavor as poverty pushed more and more children from the slum community towards illiteracy.