Author: thefademijacobsonfoundation

  • THE MORNING AFTER THE RAIN

    The air was fresh and moist, it was what one would expect after a rainfall in the middle of the dry season, but this morning felt different, maybe because it was a Friday morning, but it sure felt peaceful. As I drove gently to work with little concern to how late I was, one could […]

  • DISCIPLINE: THE AFRICAN REPRIMAND SYSTEM OR THE WESTERN APPROACH

    Growing up, I wasn’t the most docile chap to be around. I wouldn’t say I was a troublemaker, but I did have a penchant for overstepping my boundaries. I could trust that when this happens, there’s always the scolding and the spanking to set me straight. At first, I learnt to take notice of the […]

  • BUILDING A POSITVE COMMUNICATING GENERATION

    “… But whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.”                                                                                                             … Matthew 5:22c Communication is one of the founding pillars of any relationship. It could make or mar any relationship; it can also build or destroy a child before they become their own individual and be self-aware of their own […]

  • SOCIETY’S UNFAIR TREATMENT OF FATHERS

    Growing up, I first wanted so much to be an aeronautic engineer, then a pilot, then a writer, then a priest (a catholic priest to be precise), and a farmer. As I grew older, the careers I desired increased and architecture joined the list. My interest in renaissance art made physics interesting and I also […]

  • FAVORITISM IN CHILDREN

    We grew up with the saying ‘No parents have favorites amongst their kids, and they love them all equally’. This is a myth parents have managed to uphold for years, because one can imagine how shocking it would be for a child to be told they were procreated just for the purpose of making up […]

  • IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME…

    “It does not do well to dwell on dreams (and memories), and forget to live…” Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter)… Marcel Proust’s iconic words, ‘In search of Lost Time’, have carried more significance than we care to admit as humans. For a lot of people, the life we envision ourselves having as we grow up, isn’t […]

  • ITS OKAY TO DISAGREE… we all can’t see the world from the same lens.

    With the world going more digital, social media platforms have become one of the most important means of communication available to humans. And this has gone on to give voice to issues that before now, were whispered in small circles and community, most notable the strive for women equality and inclusion. And like all human […]

  • PROTECTING THE GIRL-CHILD: FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

    Female Genital Mutilation in the most simplistic term is the cutting or removal of some or the whole of the external female genitalia either for cultural reasons or non-medical reasons. It can be described as a sort of female circumcision as well. A disturbing practice quite rampant in Africa, the Middle East, and some European […]

  • 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 dad engaged me on my performance and told […]