Our Visit To Ita-Faaji Building Collapse Site

Written by Ifeoma Keke On Wednesday, 20th March, I and Nishola visited the building collapse site at Ita-Faaji, to see if we could meet survivors and/or their dependents, in need of Fair Life Africa’s assistance.  When we got to the site, we couldn’t speak to the victims, because the government was conducting a service of…

Seven Things I Loved About This Summer

Actually, there were seven special days of this summer that I love to remember.  It was the FLA Summer Camp 2017!!!  These annual camps usually present an opportunity for fun and learning. Just so I clarify the learning part, it’s not the regular academic work, as the rigours of preparing and writing the third term…

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…

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…

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…