Chronicles of a Social Worker – An Inquisitive Mind

“Parents listen to your children, we are the leaders of tomorrow. Try to pay our school fees and give us a sound education” I still remember how my classmates and I sang the words of Tosin Jegede’s song as we marched to our classes after the usual morning assembly during my primary school days.  How…

Chronicles of a Social Worker – A Super Hero

“The circumstances of your life have uniquely qualified you to make a contribution. And if you don’t make that contribution, nobody else can make it” – Harold Kushner Watching Super hero movies while growing up was fun.  Then it was either Superman or Batman against the evil guys who always want to cause trouble.  My…

Chronicles of a Social Worker – By The “Riverside”

I still remember Brother Cletus painting a vivid description and demonstrating how Moses stretched his rod to part the red sea during our catechism class on Sunday back in Church.  I had imagined me and my sisters taking selfies, in awe of the breathtaking sight, as we walk through on dry ground while the Egyptians…

Chronicles of a Social Worker – Part One

As I stand at the bus stop, bag in one hand and the other clutching the end of my flowery skirt in a bid to prevent it from touching the ground as patches of water sits here and there, a lot of thoughts race through my mind especially about the events for the day. It’s…

Celebrating Life… Remembering Mani…

Originally posted on Grace and Truth:
Today, I am 34 year old, and I give God all the glory for my life!  By His grace, I am not only a year older, but a little wiser too.  I glorify Him for all that He has brought me through, and for all the ways He has blessed…

Child Sponsorship Made Easier

Originally posted on Grace and Truth:
Have you ever seen a child on the street and thought, “I’d love to send that child to school?”  I’m sure you have!  Many of us see children in need, but feel helpless to make a difference. We don’t know what’s involved.  We don’t want to start something we…

On The Waiting List…

(Written by Emeke Ndego) ‘In the journey to success, tenacity of purpose is supreme’ – Aliko Dangote I believe most of us would understand what it means been on the waiting list to seek advice/counsel from a medical practitioner or perhaps an organ needed for a life saving operation.  Being on the waiting list can be…

When God closes a door, He opens a window

We just got our latest GlobalGiving Report approved, and it is now live on our Project Page.  It was rated 4 – very good.  We hope you are inspired after reading it to join our amazing community of givers!  You can visit our page on GlobalGiving UK to read our other updates and learn how…

If Only Everyday Was…

If only everyday was…fill in the gap!  Whatever day is being marked, I think many of us wonder, why can’t everyday be so special, and why can’t we be made to feel special everyday?  Yes, it’s nice to have a day that people remember you as a child, mother, father, special friend (birthdays), woman, or…

The Bullied and his Bully

Memories are such beautiful things.  They are timeless treasures of the heart.  As rightly quoted by Dana Spiotta, ‘Your memories from your early childhood seem to have such purchase on your emotions.  They are so concrete’.  Childhood memories like playing with your siblings and messing around in the garden or wonderful moments of playing in the…

A Career Path For Your Child

As Ginika sat in the common room of the girls hostel, it seems as if she has got the world on her shoulders as she stares at the ceiling. This was her second unsuccessful attempt at the mandatory 300 level MB examinations. “How would things have panned out if Dad and Mum had agreed to…

FLA Kids Easter Party

A Happy Easter Celebrations to all our friends!  We hope the holidays have been restful while there has been ample time to spend with family. Ours was an amazing experience filled with lots of fun and excitement as we hosted over fifty children at our Lekki Home on Saturday 26th March.  28 children are currently enrolled…