A Christmas To Remember

Our latest GlobalGiving report has been approved!  We thought we would share it with you here.  We also posted pictures about our Christmas event on our website HERE.  To read this and previous reposts on GlobalGiving, do check out our project page HERE. *** Last year, we put in all effort to make it a…

This Christmas, Give The Gift Of Education

Last year, during our Girl Empowerment Programme, which we did with SAGE Foundation, we met 12 year-old Mary. She’s a brilliant girl, who hails from Oyo State. She lives with her mother and three siblings in Jakande, Lekki, in Lagos state and attends a small private school within her community. She is now is JSS2…

Interview With Our First Valedictorian

Read our latest approved GlobalGiving report! *** Our report today comes in a different format.  We thought it is about time you hear from the mouths of the children we support together, directly, so we are carrying out our first ever interview with an FLA Kid.  She also happens to be the first Valedictorian among our…

FLA Rising Stars – Meet Ramon

This is a story about why we must never judge a book by its cover!  Many times, you have to take a chance on someone, believe in them and help them see and achieve their potential.  When you do, they start to believe in themselves, and they will apply themselves to succeed. Ramon was 17…

FLA Rising Stars – Meet Ibukun

Last year, we met the young, beautiful and lovely Ibukun, while doing our search for children with talents to take part in our first of its kind Talent Search Competition, in partnership with Ultima Limited.  Ibukun is a passionate young lady of 16 years, who loves acting and started acting in Church and in School, when…

It’s Party Time!

The children of Fair Life Africa Foundation, aka the #FLAKids, cordially invite you to put on your dancing shoes and come party with them this Christmas, on the 22nd of December!!!  Yes, they are putting on a show for you.  It is their party, organised by them, with performances and presentations made by them, showcasing…

Chronicles of a Social Worker – The Beauty of Dreams

A better car, a better house, better grades…  The list is endless as to what every individual wants in life. Human want is insatiable.  There’s never a state of utopia as different stages of our lives demands we go higher than our current levels. Every significant movement up the ladder of progress has its share…

Chronicles of a Social Worker – Fighting Poverty Through Education

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela The United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated every year on October 17th and this year’s theme was Overcoming Extreme Poverty.  According to Irina Bokova, the Director General of UNESCO, ending poverty is not…

Chronicles of a Social Worker – In Need Of A Miracle

‘We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.’ – Maya Angelou Walt Disney’s animated stories are always fun to watch.  Take the evergreen story of Cinderella for instance.  A young lady finds herself at the mercy of her cruel step-mother and step-sisters after her father unexpectedly dies.  Despite her circumstances, she refuses…

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…