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Investing In Young Talent In Malawi

Investing In Young Talent In Malawi

Rehema is quiet and soft-spoken, introducing herself shyly when we first meet at her high school in Namwera, in rural Malawi. She sees that I have a stack of notes and questions that I want to ask her about her life and education. She asks to look at my notes, and I can tell that […]

China-Sponsored School Helps Kenyan Slum Children Nurture Talents

China-Sponsored School Helps Kenyan Slum Children Nurture Talents

 Stacy Awuor developed a love for football at a tender age while growing up in Nairobi’s Mathare slums where poverty and other social ills have always conspired to deny youngsters a chance to realize their dreams. The 16-year-old student at MCEDO Beijing school, whose construction was financed by Chinese firms, has defied cultural stereotypes and […]

One Meal Per Day Project About To Kick Start -FG

One Meal Per Day Project About To Kick Start -FG

The Federal Government has released N844, 360, 550 to seven states for the provision of at least one meal per day to students. Also, a total number of 11,775 cooks have been employed to prepare the meals in those states, while local farmers in the states are also the ones producing the food prepared and […]

Sokoto Government And The Nigerian Army Team Up To Establish New Schools

Sokoto Government And The Nigerian Army Team Up To Establish New Schools

Sokoto State government and the Nigerian Army have teamed up to establish two new schools in Sokoto town and Shagari local government area. While one of them, a primary school, will have boarding facilities that will cater for children aged between five and 12 years, the other, a secondary school, will be for day students […]

Borno Builds Mega-Schools For 49,000 Boko Haram Orphans

Borno Builds Mega-Schools For 49,000 Boko Haram Orphans

Borno State Government has awarded a N1.6 billion contract for the construction of nine mega primary schools, as part of efforts to overhaul the state’s education system. The governor, Kashim Shettima, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that the gesture was also aimed at providing access to education for over 49, 000 […]

Delhi Schools Offer Safe Space For Children To Speak Up About Sexual Abuse

Delhi Schools Offer Safe Space For Children To Speak Up About Sexual Abuse

In the cavernous assembly hall at Victor public school in the Delhi suburb of Shahdara, hundreds of pupils sit cross-legged on the floor to watch a story about seven-year-old Komal. Komal’s parents become friendly with a new neighbour. He treats her affectionately and her parents tell her to call him Bakshi Uncle. He gives her […]

It Takes A Village: The Malawi School Guardian Readers Helped Build

It Takes A Village: The Malawi School Guardian Readers Helped Build

The four young men standing near the library in the centre of the dusty village of Gumbi have not seen each other for many months. It’s the school holidays in Malawi and they’ve come back to see family and friends. They joke around, laugh about their work, the changes they can see in the village […]

Adadevoh Foundation, Firm Take Hand-Washing Campaign To Schools

Adadevoh Foundation, Firm Take Hand-Washing Campaign To Schools

The Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevo (DRASA) Health Trust in partnership with Unilever Nigeria Plc has distributed over 58,000 bars of soap; 2,800 tubes of lotion; and 3,000 roll of deodorants to students in Lagos State as part of their #ItStartsWithMe campaign. The campaign seeks to promote clean hands and encourage good hygiene among all Nigerians […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Queen’s College Lagos Sexual Harassment Allegations: Five Lessons For All Of Us

LOUD WHISPERS: The Queen’s College Lagos Sexual Harassment Allegations: Five Lessons For All Of Us

Over the past three weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about sexual abuse and harassment allegations concerning a teacher at Queen’s College, Lagos and a student. I believe the case generated a lot of controversy because of the school involved – Queen’s College. This is a school that has traditionally been associated with […]