Since her university days, the Chief Executive Officer, Knowledge Aid Initiative (KAI), Success Ojo has consistently fought for the interest and social inclusion of the vulnerable people in remote communities. In an interview, she shares her experience over the years, talked about her organisation, the launching of the OneBariga Women Project of the organization and the Christmas Blessing Bag party with 1,000 Children in the slum of Ilaje Bariga, Lagos State, Nigeria.
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Children love the winter holiday. Actually, children love any kind of holiday! During the winter holiday, there may be days when your child cannot go play outside. This would usually be because of the weather.
You can take this time to give your child some activities which will encourage writing too. Fun activities will serve as a break from your child playing alone. It gives an experience different from playing with devices and educational toys.
Fortunately, there are many kinds of activities you can do to keep your child entertained. These activities are not only fun, but they’re beneficial too. You can even use them some of them to reinforce your child’s love of writing. Here are some enjoyable activities to try with your child:
1. Start a Winter Journal
As soon as the winter holiday begins, introduce this great activity to your child. You can either buy a journal or help your child make one. Also, purchase or create some fun embellishments and decorations. Allow your child to add them to the journal each time he makes an entry. This is a great way to encourage your child to write.
Each time your child participates in a fun activity during the winter break, let him fill in the journal. Sit with your child and ask him to talk about the activity.
If your child is old enough to write in the journal on his own, allow him too. Younger children need may help though, so help your child as much as you can with writing the journal.
Make this activity more fun by telling your child that each time he finishes an entry, he can dress up the page. Give your child the decorations and let him be as creative as he wants to be.
The Mainland Teens/Youth Leadership & Career Conference is designed to help children & young people develop new attitudes, behaviours & choices.
Organised by A Fresh Start Initiative and Dayo Israel Intl in partnership with GLEEHD Foundation, Yaba Youth Congress, Able Abel Initiative and the Lagos State Youth Council
During the conference, over 1000 young Mainlanders will meet to sharpen their leadership skills to tackle global issues. An ideal opportunity for young leaders who wish to face challenges that will push their abilities to the next level. The conference will challenge the young participants to be influencers in their faith based institutions, schools, and communities.
The Federal Government says it would unveil a National Integrated framework for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in September.
The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this during the commemoration of the 2017 World Refugees Day on Tuesday in Abuja.
Represented by Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Osinbajo said that the framework would integrate appropriate interventions through effective utilization of data, research and planning for the return, resettlement, rehabilitation and reintegration of all persons of concerns
He said that the new approach would be a shift from relief dependent measures to real and measurable durable solution strategies. Read more
Playhouse Children Centre is an early childhood setting providing quality care from birth to 5 years. It was started 13 years ago with the sole aim of creating an amiable environment for the care, entertainment and education of children, equipping them developmentally for their formative and sensitive years. We take pride in raising imaginative, inquisitive and intelligent young minds.
Our core values of professionalism, love, care, fun, creativity, clean and safe environment; has been our mainstay over the years. We also run an entertainment outfit which caters to children during seminars, weddings etc.
President Muhammadu Buhari is pleased to announce that negotiations to release more of the #ChibokGirls have yielded results.
Today, 82 more #ChibokGirls were released.
After lengthy negotiations,our security agencies have taken back these girls, in exchange for some Boko Haram suspects held by the authorities.
The released #ChibokGirls are due to arrive in Abuja tomorrow Sunday May 7, and will be received by the President.
President Muhammadu Buhari expresses his deep gratitude to all who played a part in ensuring the success of this operation, as follows: Security agencies, the military, the Government of Switzerland, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and local and international NGOs.
The President has repeatedly expressed his total commitment towards ensuring the safe return of the #ChibokGirls, and all other Boko Haram captives.
The President has received detailed briefings from the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) at every stage of the negotiations/operation.
Senior Special Assistant to the President — Media and Publicity
According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) figures in 2012, the top five killers in Africa were HIV/Aids, lower respiratory tract infections, diarrheal diseases, strokes, and Malaria. In my role as founder and president of Yeloto African Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organization named for my own children, I have made raising awareness of the ills and needs of children in Africa a central aspect of the mission of my efforts. As I have shared before in both public and private arenas. When I reflect on what I have seen and continue to see day to day during my vacation’s and annual charity sojourn to Nigeria, it generates great sadness in my heart to see how our country’s most valuable resource, its children, are not all provided for in a manner that ensures their optimum development and success. What I find even more disheartening is reminiscent of a quote by entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, who is quoted as saying, “The world’s most deadly disease is “hardening of the attitudes.” In too many arenas, from the average citizen to the highest echelons of government there is a sense of complacency about the needs of one of the most vulnerable populations in our midst. Our children need us and they need us now. At the risk of sounding cliché, the truth remains; the children that we are passing by begging or hawking in the streets, or those that are dying as a result of preventable illnesses are our future. I know that something as conceptually simple as paradigm shift in thinking as well as the synergism of individuals that choose to function as change agents hold the key to turning the tide and changing the present narrative for our African children. Read more
As a part of its 2017 activities, YELOTO African Children Foundation awarded scholarships to the best male and female students from junior and senior categories on Wednesday, 25th January 2017 at the Mayflower School Ikenne, Ogun State Nigeria.
This is the second in the series.
The scholarships were awarded to 15 recipients and were presented with cheques.
YELOTO was represented by Idowu Olasunkanmi, the Director of Public Communication
I sat and spoke with the C.E.O of Yeloto African Children Foundation, Dr. Oluyemi Olawaiye, and was immediately taken by his strong sense of motivation to excel in his personal life and his equally passionate desire in supporting enterprising students. Read more
….host a panel discussion with key players in the entertainment, politics/governance, power, manufacturing/production and technology.
…airs live on Sunday, January 1, 2017 from 9am on the NTA Network.
On the 1st of January 2017 from 9am on the NTA Network, CAL returns with the T.V show, bigger and better. The show will host a panel discussion with key players in the following sectors: entertainment, politics/governance, power, manufacturing/production and technology.
The panellists will discuss the strides that have been made in advancing these sectors in Nigeria as well as mishaps and give their projections, hopes and suggestions for the future. The show intends to raise awareness on happenings in the society and also encourage everyday individuals to make little personal changes and continuous acts of kindness to help change lives.
In the words of Leyman Gbowee, ‘We must ignite the spirit of Ubuntu – I am what I am because of who we all are’.
The show will end in a New Year’s Day celebration with Change-A-Life’s beneficiaries to put a smile on the faces by providing them with gift items. Read more
Diarrhea is the condition of having at least three loose or liquid bowel movements each day. It can lasts for a few days with the most significant symptom been dehydration due to fluid loss. Parents should be aware that loose but non-watery stools in breast feeding babies does not necessarily constitute diarrhea.
It is most common in developing countries. Total deaths for diarrhea worldwide was about 1.26 million in 2013. In 2012, it was the second most common cause of deaths in children younger than five years of age. Frequent episodes of diarrhea can lead to malnutrition, stunted growths and poor intellectual development. Read more
It is confirmed that 21 of the missing Chibok Girls have been released and are in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.
The Director-General, Malam LAWAL Daura just finished briefing the President H.E MUHAMMADU Buhari.
The release of the girls, in a limited number is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and the Boko Haram brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government. The negotiations will continue. Read more
Hollywood actress, director and producer Jennifer Aniston makes a return to the Emirates A380, and makes a new friend, in a new global digital and TV advertising campaign for the world’s best airline*.
Jennifer Aniston TV commercial | A380 | Emirates
The ad builds on the success of the first Emirates-Jennifer Aniston ad launched last year, a much talked-about campaign which quickly went viral.
In a similar vein to the first light-hearted TVC, the Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actress brings her distinctive personality, classic style, and a touch of humour, to showcase the A380. In the ad, Jennifer befriends Cooper, a feisty young boy who she finds playing in her Private Suite in the Emirates First Class cabin, while she was freshening up in the Shower Spa. The two strike up a conversation and build rapport, as they stroll through Emirates’ Business Class cabin and Onboard Lounge. Sitting on the stairs between the lower and upper decks of the aircraft, Cooper tells Jennifer about his aspirations to become a pilot – of ‘this plane’, pointing to his model Emirates A380 aircraft. In Economy Class, Cooper is finally reunited with his surprised parents where Jennifer chooses to remain and enjoy Emirates’ ice inflight entertainment system with Cooper. The ad ends with Cooper’s mother relaxing in Jennifer’s Private Suite, having exchanged places with the Hollywood star.
Boutros Boutros, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing & Brand explained: “A year ago, when we launched our first ad featuring Jennifer Aniston, we were overwhelmed by what a social phenomenon it became. The humour resonated with audiences around the world, and the ad was viewed by millions of people, generating thousands of conversations. Fans of both Emirates and Jennifer loved her effortless charm and humour, and enjoyed a story that deviated from traditional airline advertising.
“We were overrun with requests to see Jennifer again. She has an enduring, universal appeal that is at once sophisticated, but also down to earth – a great match for our brand. This new ad perfectly captures the fun, spontaneity and glamour of flying on Emirates, and we are confident audiences will find it as memorable as the first.”
The TVC was directed by industry veteran and Oscar-nominee Bryan Buckley, who is acclaimed for his numerous Super Bowl ads. The script and creative concept was a collaboration between Buckley and Emirates’ in-house advertising team and produced in conjunction with the WPP Group.