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…

Fair Life Africa celebrates FIVE years!

We have had an amazing experience these past FIVE wonderful years of impacting lives through practical social initiatives.  Fair Life Africa Foundation counts her many blessings even as we keep growing stronger! In February 2011, we started out with the Fun Feed which was a great day for 220 poor children in Gbara before we began Breakfast and…

There’s Something About FLA!

All good things, they say, must come to an end…  And so, last week Thursday, we received the FLA Kids at the FLA Home for the last time in August, as we closed off our FLA Summer School Programme!  It was an awesome four weeks while it lasted, and as usual, the children just did…

Children in Crisis

(Written by Njideka Raleke-Obiora) Our field workers can be found out most days diligently scouting for children, with hidden talents, to be assessed for adoption into our Disadvantage To Advantage Initiative.  The amount of time and energy put into this work is something only someone with real passion for the needy can do.  In the process,…

A Children’s Day To Remember At Dreamworld Africana Theme Park

“I believe the children are our future Teach them well and let them lead the way Show them all the beauty they possess inside Give them a sense of pride to make it easier Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be…” These words of the popular Whitney Houston song just explains…

Seeing is Believing

If you are a follower of our work on social media, you might have come across this gorgeous picture of Naomi and her sponsor!  It is such a beautiful imagery of what child sponsorship is about.  Sometimes, we don’t realise how we can make a difference, until we come face to face with the reality…

Valentine’s Brunch With The FLA Kids

On the 21st of February, the celebration of love continued for us at the FLA Home.   We hosted our kids and their families, our friends and sponsors, for a feast tagged “Valentine’s Brunch with the FLA Kids”.  It was proudly sponsored by Standard Alliance Insurance and Airtel Nigeria, who were well represented with their stand and…

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 ‘a mistake’, but maybe it is more than that.  Of course everyone has gone…

A Unique Valentine Gift

When Mark and his family got our call to attend a Valentine’s Party at a school in Lekki, they didn’t know what was in store.  In faith, they arose early to leave their home in Sango Otta, Ogun State, for the long journey to Lekki Phase 1, in Lagos State.  Oh, but it was worth…

Naomi’s Merry Christmas

Naomi is one of the ten new children that Fair Life Africa Foundation adopted into its new Disadvantage to Advantage Initiative. She is a nine year old girl, who lives with her mother in a notorious slum in Ajegunle, Lagos, popularly termed ‘Dustbin Estate’, because the people live on top of rubbish!  Literally! Despite this…

Against The Odds!

(Written by Njideka Raleke-Obiora) Typically, children from disadvantaged families are associated with poor performance in school or outright illiteracy.  However, we have come across children from impoverished homes who have a thousand and one reasons not to excel, but have totally defied these odds, and are excelling in their academics and many other skills.  One…