International Observances

It’s May 1st - Another Workers Day!

It’s May 1st - Another Workers Day!

Another year !!! Yesterday was workers’ day. Yeaaaaahh! If you’re lucky like me, it’s a day off work!  Another day to lie in bed, savour the pleasure of not having to rush off to catch your commute to work. But it is beyond just that. It is a day in which I can celebrate myself and every other employee getting the job done; meeting every target; working late and even through the weekends sometimes. A day where I celebrate the “wheew” moments! Moments like when your boss and clients are pleased with your job or when you just narrowly escaped being sacked for a misdemeanour. Today I celebrate myself, and every other worker out there, who on a daily basis self develops their skills so as to be better at what they do. it is a day off from the never ending race for the best employee of the month!!

But a few questions on my mind………….

A CANCER-FREE WORLD

A CANCER-FREE WORLD

My grandfather was the most the most energetic man I have ever known - strong, hardworking and resilient. Until cancer struck! He got weaker and thinner as the days went by. Had one doctor’s appointment after another, several radio-therapies, and endless medications. At the end it was all a slow, painful journey till we lost him. The pain of his passing still remains......

The entire process taught me a lot. One of which is that staying healthy is non- negotiable! It has to be a conscious deliberate effort throughout the course of ones life - regular medical check-ups, healthy diets and other lifestyle changes.

We don’t have to lose our loved ones to cancer and the fight begins with you and I!

Dapchi: C4C Demands a Safe Learning Environment for Girls as Women across the Globe Press for Progress

Dapchi: C4C Demands a Safe Learning Environment for Girls as Women across the Globe Press for Progress

Female education goes beyond getting girls into school. It is also about ensuring that girls learn and feel safe while in school. Girl-child education can eradicate many of the norms that exist in today’s society which tends to suppress women.

A World Shaped and Molded by Mothers

A World Shaped and Molded by Mothers

She will rather starve than see you go hungry. When you're sick, she forgets everything else but you. She is a blanket for her children when they are cold. Daily, you are her priority. A mother is soft, gentle and tenderhearted, yet she becomes a ‘mamazilla’ when her cubs are in danger. She unconditionally protects and serves. She corrects and forgives at the same time. Her worth is undeniable.

Depression: Let's Talk. Happy World Health Day.

Depression: Let's Talk. Happy World Health Day.

Every year, the 7th of April is celebrated as the World Health Day, an opportunity to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health. With more than 300 million people today living with depression, it is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, Suicide which often stems from depression, is the second leading cause of death among people 15-29 year old.

International Day of The Girl Child: Reflections

International Day of The Girl Child: Reflections

The world consists of 1.1 billion girls. This is an undeniable potential for future greatness. If the potential is harnessed properly, girls will be drivers of exponential development for generations to come. However, the statistics demonstrate that girls around the world have the disadvantage of being discriminated against in one way or the other.

Nigeria's Independence Day- A Time To Reflect

Nigeria's Independence Day- A Time To Reflect

On this day in 1960, Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, got her independence from British colonial rule, and today the country celebrates 56 years of self-governance and sovereignty. A country rich in resources and intellect, Nigeria continues to strive for excellence, but is yet to reach its full potential as the Giant of Africa with a seat on the world table.

Happy 50th International Literacy Day!

Happy 50th International Literacy Day!

Literacy is a human right. Every individual should have access to education, as it is the bedrock of all progress and development. It gives people the power to improve their lives- their health, their interaction with their environment and their world, and their income. Also, literacy is the key to solving wider issues such as gender equality, poverty, mortality rates, peace, and good, sustainable governance. All these provide better living conditions for a healthy existence. 

International Youth Day

International Youth Day

As we had said in a previous post, the world has changed a lot in the last few decades.  The population structure is changing and the most significant change is perhaps that we now have the largest generation ever of young people inhabiting our planet earth today. There are 1.8 billion young people in the world today, and a whopping 50% of the world’s population is under the age of 35. 

World Population Day 2016: Investing In Teenage Girls

World Population Day 2016: Investing In Teenage Girls

Today July 11th is World Population Day. The theme for this year's World Population Day - "Investing in teenage girls", seeks to bring our attention back to the fact that a lot more has to be done to ensure that every teenage girl enjoys a safe and successful transition into adulthood and into a future with many opportunities for success.

Happy Eid Mubarak

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This is celebrating our Muslim brothers and sisters all over the world. We appreciate you for your strength and patience and faith. A lesson well learnt from the Eid  period is that patience, strength and determination gets you through every circumstance and that indeed is what young people all over the world need to keep in mind, to achieve life's goals. There is always a LIGHT at the end of the tunnel. Keep up with the positive vibes, stay strong, be determined and stay focus💪💪. Don't let in no Negative Energy! 

Eid Mubarak once again people. May the blessings of Allah remain with you and your beautiful families this season and always.😇