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…

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…