Blessed To Bless

Check out our latest GlobalGiving Report, Blessed To Bless ūüôā¬† Do follow the link to check out the pictures and /or give a donation.¬† Thanks for your support that keeps us going. *** For Children’s Day this year, our kids organised a fundraiser to raise funds to give back to those less fortunate in their…

Reach For The Sky!

That’s our theme for this year’s Summer Programme with the FLA Kids. ¬†We’re got another amazing week planned for the children, to impart them with wisdom, knowledge and understanding that will enable to them reach for the sky and achieve their potentials! Last year’s theme was ‘Thinking Outside The Box’, ¬†and we were worried (just…

From Disadvantage To Advantage, We Raise Happy Kids!

If you are familiar with our work, you will notice something special about our kids… ¬†They are smiling! ¬†Granted, they are not always smiling, as if their lives are blissfully easy. ¬†They have come from a place of struggle and disadvantage. ¬†They are well acquainted with lack and even injustice. ¬†They still live within their…

If Only Everyday Was…

If only everyday was…fill in the gap! ¬†Whatever day is being marked, I think many of us wonder, why can’t everyday be so special, and why can’t we be made to feel special everyday? ¬†Yes, it’s nice to have a day that people remember you as a child, mother, father, special friend (birthdays), woman, or…

The Bullied and his Bully

Memories are such beautiful things. ¬†They are timeless treasures of the heart. ¬†As rightly quoted by Dana Spiotta, ‘Your memories from your early childhood seem to have such purchase on your emotions. ¬†They are so concrete’. ¬†Childhood memories like playing with your siblings¬†and messing around in the garden or wonderful moments of playing in the…

A Career Path For Your Child

As Ginika sat in the common room of the girls hostel, it seems as if she has got the world on her shoulders as she stares at the ceiling. This was her second unsuccessful attempt at the mandatory 300 level MB examinations. “How would things have panned out if Dad and Mum had agreed to…

Empowering Teachers, Building Sustainable Societies

By Emeke Ndego “Empowering Teachers, building sustainable societies” is the World Teacher’s Day slogan for 2015.¬† Monday October 5th was a day set aside to honour Teachers for their contributions to the human race.¬† A teacher is one who must pass on the new generation all the valuable information of centuries without prejudice.¬† Like candles…

Home-schooling In Nigeria. Do you subscribe?

(photo credit: http://www.healthimpactplus.com) The topic of Home-schooling children, like many issues related to child education, is a very controversial one, especially in Nigeria. ¬†Typically, what comes near formal education in many Nigerian homes is extra classes, which is still given by privately paid external tutors to augment the already extended school work the children engage…

Water – The Best Drink For Kids!

22nd March is annually marked as United Nations World Water Day. ¬†The 2015 theme is tagged “Water for Sustainable Development”. ¬†We used the opportunity¬†to examine water as the best drink for the sustainable development of children, to add to our Child Development Series. ¬†We did some research to find out tips to help parents of…

Guide to Helping Your Kids Develop Healthy Eating Habits

Helping children form good eating habits is¬†sometimes a daunting task for parents, especially mothers who do not have good eating habits themselves. ¬†But the need to eat right¬†can never be¬†over-emphasized. ¬†This post, drawn from our interview with Olamiposi Ekuma, a Dietetics Consultant with GEM Clinics, Abuja Nigeria, is to help parents overcome the challenges of…

A Mistake Or A Learning Opportunity?

(Written by Ladun Ogunbanjo) I think it would be adequate to say that we, as curious individuals, have all gone through that stage in our lives where we question or regret the choices we have made. ¬†Often, we label it as ‚Äėa mistake‚Äô, but maybe it is more than that. ¬†Of course everyone has gone…

When They’re Ready

In my few years of working with street children, I’ve observed a certain phenomenon that I’d also observed in the many years I sought for a lasting relationship with a man. It will happen when they are ready, and not by your pushing. It’s a weird comparison, but thinking about the boys who we have…