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
In 2018, Nigeria… a supposedly giant of Africa and the most populous black nation in the world became the country with the highest number of poverty stricken individuals in the world. A significant achievement by the ever corrupt and inept government led by a hoard of ever defecting politicians who has grappled and jostled for … Continue reading AUGUST REVIEW: THE NIGERIAN CHILD AND THE FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY
EDUCATION IN NIGERIA; THE CONTINUOUS DECADENCE OF THE NIGERIAN EDUCATIONAL SECTOR DEFINITION OF EDUCATION Education according to the Oxford dictionary can simply be defined as the system of training and instruction designed to give knowledge and develop skills. It is a major tool for national socio-economic development and for individuals’ socio-economic empowerment and poverty reduction … Continue reading JULY: RE-EVALUATING YOUR YEAR