Still under 18, these “children” are treated as adults and sent to adult correction facilities and prisons, without giving them an opportunity to defend themselves or their actions. They are not given the chance to see a social worker or even given the benefit of a lawyer to defend them.......
MORAL SUASION: A KEY DEVELOPMENT TOOL FOR KIDS I had just concluded my second year in the secondary school and I was among the top five students in my class but wasn’t the best in the class. I was reasonably sad and disappointed because I felt I let down my dad’s expectation of me. My … Continue reading MORAL SUASION: A KEY DEVELOPMENT TOOL FOR KIDS
... Building the confidence of kids Entropy can be simply described as lack of order or predictability in thermal energy. No single scientific word can succinctly describe the energy level of kids as they grow up. One of the greatest wonder of life is the process of growing up, and nothing fully describes this wonderful … Continue reading KIDS AND ENTROPY
My eyes contorted with shock as I read the inane comments of a clearly disturbed individual sexualizing the picture of a girl who can’t be more than five years on social media. I felt nothing but pity for the naïve young girl who looked nothing but happy and innocent in the picture. I was enraged … Continue reading KIDS, SEX AND THE 21ST CENTURY
I could hardly stop laughing as the dialogue and images from the movie ‘The Dictator’ cracked me up non-stop. The post- credit scenes were no less hilarious than the feature length movie and I was laughing hysterically. A particular dialogue however caught my attention and long after the images of the movie filtered out, I … Continue reading TRAVAILS OF THE GIRL-CHILD: A NIGERIAN CASE STUDY.
WHY CHILD NANNIES? In saner and more developed climes, there are numerous registered institutions one can easily rent a nanny if a family opts for one. The prices are standardized based on the government’s minimum wage and the working hours clearly spelt out based on the prior negotiations the family has with the respective nanny … Continue reading CHILD CARE IN AFRICA – AN INSIGHT AT CHILD NANNIES: A NIGERIAN CASE STUDY ( PART 2)
A quick review of Children acting as informal helps to families...
BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY THROUGH EDUCATION Education in all different forms is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. It has an uplifting effect on other aspects of society that may seem totally unrelated, such as girls’ education lowering the number of prenatal deaths. The relationship between poverty and education is complex, but we … Continue reading FEBRUARY: STRUNG BY EDUCATION….
HAPPY NEW YEAR New Year Greetings from everyone at the Fademi Jacobson Foundation. First of all, we welcome everyone into this new year with joy and gladness for your wonderful support all through the previous year. As the curtains drew on 2018, we had a look back on all our achievements as an organization and … Continue reading 2019: NEW YEAR, NEW ????
Illiteracy is a plague that has ravaged the country for years, and in 2018, the future isn’t brighter than it was a decade ago. With the acceptance of Pidgin English by the global world as a means of communication in Nigeria, the country has seen an increase in the number of individuals who can communicate … Continue reading ILLITERACY IN NIGERIA