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…

Innovation and Value Creation in a Fast Paced World

Our latest GlobalGiving Report was written by Emeke Ndego, our versatile Administrator.  CLICK HERE to view the original report. It takes sheer ingenuity to get anyone’s attention these days.  From the economy to technology, arts or sports, everything seems to be moving at an alarming speed and sometimes it feels like you’re running a hundred…

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…

Football, Fathers and Fair Life Africa

June 16th is set aside as a day to celebrate Fathers worldwide. Fatherhood is indeed a great responsibility and vocation, and Fathers are gems to treasure for the direction and support they provide. As part of our efforts to celebrate Fathers and also model positive fatherhood for the boys, Friday June 12th was an opportunity…

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,…

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…

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…

FLA Celebrates International Women’s Day

The 8th of March is recognized all over the world as International Women’s Day, and in the true spirit of fostering positive mentorship, Fair Life Africa Foundation took the girls out on a 2-day motivational excursion to Lady Mechanic Initiative and Kinabuti Fashion Initiative on the 6th and 7th of March respectively.  As the theme…

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…

What Does N1000 Mean To You?

For me, N1000 means that I can get a nice Take Away from my local convenience store, and not have to worry about cooking.  With the extra time, I can have more peace of mind as I go about my day. For our Cleaner, N1000 is one week’s transport to the office, at N200 per…