Priceless!

Hey, check out our latest GlobalGiving report.  We hope you know how much we appreciate your contributions towards our work.  Thanks so much! *** What is the value of a life?  Can you monetise it?  Often, it takes a catastrophe for us to realise the value of our own lives and the lives of our…

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…

Sex Talk With Kids

The issue of child sexual abuse is evident all over the world and daily becoming an increasing societal problem.  Our work, as contributors to social change, demands that we seek solutions to this problem.  In doing this, we sought the help of a renowned Child’s Rights Consultant with the UNICEF, Mr Taiwo Akinlami, who enlightened us…

BOOSTING CONFIDENCE IN CHILDREN

A child’s performance socially, academically and in other areas, depends on his confidence.  It is important to understand how parents, guardians and carers of children can help boost their confidence.  As we work to grow ‘Tomorrow’s Leaders’, this too is an area for concern and enlightenment. “For me, confidence building starts from the first second…

How Relevant Is Formal Education To Child Development?

(Written by Njideka Raleke-Obiora) Fair Life Africa’s Disadvantage to Advantage initiative seeks out children with potential, but who are disadvantaged, and enrols them in educational and vocational institutions for learning and development.  Ten young children have now been assisted with payment of their school fees, owing to their excellent performances in academics. Unfortunately, we are all…

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…

Diet and Education – Are they related?

(Co-Written with Njideka Raleke-Obiora and Simran Daryanani) Education is something that most of us are concerned about, and as an organisation working with children, it is important to us too.  Often, the approach to dealing with poor academic achievement is to throw more money at the problem, or instill more discipline.  However, could it be as…

A Trip To Dustbin Estate

“Like Seriously?!!  Do people really live here?”  These were but a few questions we kept asking ourselves during our recent outreach.  “Welcome to Dustbin Estate in the heart of Ajegunle, Lagos.”  Put aptly, it’s a backwater of modern development whose residents sheer grit for life, high resistance to sicknesses and hope for tomorrow is a…

The Ebola Talk

By Nishola Akinyera The Ebola virus is a deadly disease that has found its way to Nigeria, and we all need to be informed about it. Yesterday, 13th of August, Fair Life Africa Foundation invited some of the street kids who have been visiting the home for a lecture to enlighten them about the Ebola disease,…