Chronicles of a Social Worker – My Visit To The White House

Good afternoon passengers.  This is your captain speaking.  First I’d like to welcome everyone on Lovewing Flight 97B.  We are currently cruising at an altitude of 33,000 feet, at an airspeed of 400 miles per hour.  The time is 2:45 pm.  The weather looks good and, with the tailwind on our side, we are expecting…

Chronicles of a Social Worker – A Desperate Lagosian

Horns blaring, traffic officials working tirelessly as the rain drizzles.  The ever present traffic is the icing on the cake of events as I try navigate my way to work on a Monday morning.  Sometimes you only wonder what could be causing the traffic. Could it be an accident or another episode of a driver…

Chronicles of a Social Worker – An Inquisitive Mind

“Parents listen to your children, we are the leaders of tomorrow. Try to pay our school fees and give us a sound education” I still remember how my classmates and I sang the words of Tosin Jegede’s song as we marched to our classes after the usual morning assembly during my primary school days.  How…

Chronicles of a Social Worker – A Super Hero

“The circumstances of your life have uniquely qualified you to make a contribution. And if you don’t make that contribution, nobody else can make it” – Harold Kushner Watching Super hero movies while growing up was fun.  Then it was either Superman or Batman against the evil guys who always want to cause trouble.  My…

Chronicles of a Social Worker – By The “Riverside”

I still remember Brother Cletus painting a vivid description and demonstrating how Moses stretched his rod to part the red sea during our catechism class on Sunday back in Church.  I had imagined me and my sisters taking selfies, in awe of the breathtaking sight, as we walk through on dry ground while the Egyptians…

Chronicles of a Social Worker – Part One

As I stand at the bus stop, bag in one hand and the other clutching the end of my flowery skirt in a bid to prevent it from touching the ground as patches of water sits here and there, a lot of thoughts race through my mind especially about the events for the day. It’s…

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…

On The Waiting List…

(Written by Emeke Ndego) ‘In the journey to success, tenacity of purpose is supreme’ – Aliko Dangote I believe most of us would understand what it means being on the waiting list to seek advice/counsel from a medical practitioner or perhaps an organ needed for a life saving operation.  Being on the waiting list can be…

When God closes a door, He opens a window

We just got our latest GlobalGiving Report approved, and it is now live on our Project Page.  It was rated 4 – very good.  We hope you are inspired after reading it to join our amazing community of givers!  You can visit our page on GlobalGiving UK to read our other updates and learn how…

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…

Anything is Possible!

Thirteen year old Karen is always excited to sing and entertain whenever the occasion arises.  However, she fears that the world might not hear her beautiful voice because of her disadvantaged status.  Dad was made redundant at his work six months ago, and hasn’t been able to get another job since.  Mom’s small business of…