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The Mainland Teens/Youth Leadership & Career Conference *29th & 31st August 2017

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.

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Introducing Playhouse Children Centre

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.

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VIDEO: @Funmilola Iyanda on @YNaijaTV #RubbinMinds #CAL2015

The last edition of the programme for year 2014 features Funmi Iyanda, founder of the Change A Life Foundation, as she speaks about her journey through life.

Funmi Iyanda’s (@funmilola) Change-A-Life Foundation valedictory TV show for Lagos Gov., Babatunde Fashola

Change A Life Nigeria TV show 2015The annual January 1st Change-A-Life TV special is coming up once again. This edition is the valedictory show for His Excellency, Barr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), the Lagos State Governor, in appreciation for his consistent support for Change-a-life over for the past 8 years. The show will be hosted by Funmi Iyanda, Founder of Change-A-Life, with Mr Dele Momodu, the Publisher of Ovation International as the co-host.

This year, the foundation will also recognize and acknowledge worthy organizations and individuals for their contributions towards making a change in the society in various areas of focus for the show.  Prominent and Life changing issues that occupied us in Nigeria during 2014 will be discussed by various stakeholders and organizations. In addition, the Foundation will launch its social community – The CAL Community – to provide a platform for sharing ideas about changing lives in the society. The CAL Community is part of a new direction for the Foundation going forward in the New Year. The Annual Remi Lagos Awards of Excellence will also be presented to the most outstanding educational scholarship beneficiaries of the foundation

The Change-A-Life TV show comes will be live on NTA network on Thursday January 1st 2015 at 9.00 -10.00 a.m. Read more

VIDEO: Nigeria’s town (Igboora) of ‘multiple births’

Below is the video report by TVC about my hometown- Igboora.

Igboora is a town in Oyo State (Ibarapa Central Local Government), Nigeria.


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Malala Yousafzai’s speech at the United Nations (FULL TEXT)

“In the name of God, the most beneficent, the most merciful.

Honorable UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon, respected president of the General Assembly Vuk Jeremic, honorable UN envoy for global education Mr. Gordon Brown, respected elders and my dear brothers and sisters: Assalamu alaikum.

Today is it an honor for me to be speaking again after a long time. Being here with such honorable people is a great moment in my life and it is an honor for me that today I am wearing a shawl of the late Benazir Bhutto. I don’t know where to begin my speech. I don’t know what people would be expecting me to say, but first of all thank you to God for whom we all are equal and thank you to every person who has prayed for my fast recovery and new life. Read more

VIDEO: CNN’s Vladimir Duthiers speaks with Dr. Bosede Afolabi on how sickle cell anemia affects pregnancies

CNN’s Vladimir Duthiers speaks with Dr. Bosede Afolabi, who specializes in how sickle cell anemia affects pregnancies

The First ‘Reading with 1Child 1Book!’ – tomorrow Saturday 11th of May  2013

Venue: TerraKulture, 1376 Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island Lagos

Time: 12noon – 2pm

Guests: Children from primary 3&4 in public schools in Victoria Island and Ikoyi. Families; parents and children in private schools.

Aim: To interact with children outside of the classroom. Also to give an opportunity for adult role models to read storybooks with children.

What to come with:  New or used children’s story books to donate, or sponsor a school child to receive a book with N1,000 

Contact 08061151960 or email for more information.

Change-A-Life is celebrating Children’s Day 2011



Change-A-Life is celebrating Children’s Day with brilliant and talented children who are also beneficiaries on its education scheme.
To make this day memorable, Change-A-Life has put together a two part event which is educating, informative, fun and exciting!
The first part which is tagged; Be Inspired will be at the Change-A-Life office Mende Maryland while the second part tagged; Learn with Fun will be at the Lekki Conservation Center.
This year’s programme is unique as it involves participation from its Board of Trustees. During the first segment, a Board Member; Mr. Muhtar Bakare will be inspiring the children in an interactive session.
Since 2002, Change-A-Life has been intervening in the lives of indigent children through its education and health scheme. Currently, Change-A-Life supports 98 indigent children.

Video: Gov. Babatunde Fashola on Change A Life Show 1st January 2011

Video: Change-A-Life TV Show 1st January 2011

Press Release:Swedish ambassador & Nigerian actors on stage in internationally acclaimed play SEVEN

Seven, a groundbreaking documentary play, will make a Nigerian premiere in Abuja. Seven portrays seven women’s rights activists from around the globe, including Nigerian advocate for women’s rights, Hafsat Abiola-Costello. In an international tour of staged readings, Riksteatern (The National Touring Theatre of Sweden), the Swedish Institute, the Swedish Embassy in Abuja together with NAPTIP (Nigerian National Agency for Trafficking in Persons), presents SEVEN as a staged reading in Abuja on November 15 and November 17 2010.

Hafsat Abiola-Costello

The cast includes Nollywood actor Carol King in the role of Hafsat Abiola-Costello and Swedish ambassador Maj-Inger Klingvall in the role of Inez McCormack, a peace and equal rights activist from Northern Ireland.

“I am proud to present Seven together with Nigerian and Swedish partners. When actors and government officials come together on the theatre stage it shows that theatre is a vital arena for the discussion of democracy and women’s rights. I am especially delighted to be doing Seven in the home country of Hafsat Abiola-Costello, who is portrayed in the play”, says Hedda Krausz Sjögren, producer and artistic director at Riksteatern.

To date Ms. Krausz Sjögren has directed over 200 politicians, actors and profiles of civil society in the Riksteatern tour of staged readings of Seven. Seven has toured several countries including Sweden, Turkey, Great Britain and the US, where Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep was featured in the role of Inez McCormack, from Northern Ireland. Hafsat Abiola-Costello will be present on both occasions.

Seven is presented in connection with “Conference on Trafficking in Human Beings for Sexual Exploitation & Prostitution -The Swedish and African Experiences”. Time and place: Monday, November 15, 5 pm – 6.30 pm – restricted by invitation only, Wednesday, November 17 · 7:00pm – 8:30pm – public event- Sheraton Hotel Ladi Kwali St. Way Abuja.

Cast: Sven-Axel Månsson, professor at the Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, Sweden, reads Mu Sochua. Maj-Inger Klingvall, ambassador and senior advisor at Swedish Foreign Office, reads Inez McCormack. Thomas Ahlstrand, senior prosecutor at International Public Prosecution Office, Gothenburg, Sweden, reads Annabella De Leon. Bartholomew Oshionebo, Professor of Dramatic Arts, University of Abuja, reads Farida AziziJennifer Osammor, actress, shortlisted for Best Actor (Male & Female) in The Future Awards in 2009, Lagos, reads Mukhtar Mai. Emem Obonguko, Phd student of Dramatic Arts, University of Abuja, reads Marina Pisklakova – Parker.

Carol King,  ctress, appearing in leading roles in MNET produced series including “Edge of Paradise” and I need to Know”, Lagos, reads Hafsat Abiola-Costello.

For more information and bookings please contact: Sofia Ek,  Embassy of Sweden No. 41 T.Y. Danjuma Street Asokoro, Abuja, Nigeria,

Telephone: +234 9 87 46 913, +234 9 87 46 913

Fax: +870 7 82 24 87 89

E-mail: Or call: Pamela Braide – 08037183468, Paul Nya – 08037018838

Seven is written by Ruth Margraff, Anna Deveare-Smith, Susan Yankowitz , Carol K. Mack, Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux och Gail Kriegel.   Created in collaboration with Vital Voices Global Partnership.

The State of The Nigerian Child (Part One)

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The trend things are going on in Nigeria, my heart bleeds for Nigerian children that have been neglected by the society. Things are this way because there are so few people whom are ready to change the trend. There are too few people who have heart for them don’t have support in order to help them realize the dreams of raising the standard of living for the average Nigerian child. These people do not seem to realize that these children are the future leaders of this great nation-Nigeria, after we leave this world.

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