Anything is Possible!

Thirteen year old Karen is always excited to sing and entertain whenever the occasion arises.  However, she fears that the world might not hear her beautiful voice because of her disadvantaged status.  Dad was made redundant at his work six months ago, and hasn’t been able to get another job since.  Mom’s small business of…

Children in Crisis

(Written by Njideka Raleke-Obiora) Our field workers can be found out most days diligently scouting for children, with hidden talents, to be assessed for adoption into our Disadvantage To Advantage Initiative.  The amount of time and energy put into this work is something only someone with real passion for the needy can do.  In the process,…

Naomi’s Merry Christmas

Naomi is one of the ten new children that Fair Life Africa Foundation adopted into its new Disadvantage to Advantage Initiative. She is a nine year old girl, who lives with her mother in a notorious slum in Ajegunle, Lagos, popularly termed ‘Dustbin Estate’, because the people live on top of rubbish!  Literally! Despite this…

Sponsor A Child

Naomi is a 9 year old girl from Delta State.  She lives in Ajegunle, Lagos, with her mother.  She is from a broken home and her father has more than one wife.  They live in a rented one-room shack and share a toilet with their neighbours… Read more and Click to Sponsor A Child.

Against The Odds!

(Written by Njideka Raleke-Obiora) Typically, children from disadvantaged families are associated with poor performance in school or outright illiteracy.  However, we have come across children from impoverished homes who have a thousand and one reasons not to excel, but have totally defied these odds, and are excelling in their academics and many other skills.  One…

Tony’s Heartbreaking Tale

This is our latest approved GlobalGiving report sharing a #FailForward story of our work with street kids.  We hope that by reading it, you will understand better the complexities of the work we are involved in with vulnerable children.  We appreciate your continued support as we embark on a new initiative, Disadvantage to Advantage! Fair…

Two Years and Counting…

Our most recent GlobalGiving report has been approved and rated 5-excellent!  Please read and share, and support the initiative. _________________________________ More than two years ago, Charles was rescued from the streets of Lagos by Fair Life Africa Foundation.  We had spotted him at Kuramo Beach where he hung out with others like himself, who had ran…

Gbenga’s Easter Story

Our latest report to GlobalGiving has been approved and rated a ‘5 Excellent!’  Do read the report below, and share and lend your support too.  Cheers! ____________________________________________________________ Gbenga’s name has been changed for confidentiality. The atmosphere at Gbenga’s house was different around Easter time last year. It was his second home visit, after a lengthy…

A Father’s Appreciation

This post is a cut and paste of an email received from a father of one of the boys (Mark*) reconciled in July 2013. They wrote to say thank you after our most recent visit yesterday. The only corrections we made in editing were in respect to privacy of names and spelling, which are underlined….

The Prodigal Son – A Story About Second Chances

This is the latest Globalgiving Report which was published yesterday evening, minutes after it was sent for approval!  It was rated a 5 Excellent!!!  How do you rate it?  If you like what we do, please sponsor our work and join the family of supporters today.  Thank you so much. __________________________________________________________ Many of us have…

Andrew’s Story

(Written with permission, by Emeke Ndego and Ufuoma E-Ashogbon). Click for Video Version Hi my name is Andrew* (this is not my real name, though). I was born on May 26, 1997 and that makes me 16 years old. I am from Kogi State. I learnt about Fair Life Africa Foundation when Uncle Ayo and…

James’ Story

Written with permission, by Ifeoma Keke and Ufuoma Emerhor Hi, my name is James, I am 15 years old.  I used to think I was born on Christmas Day, but I now know that I will be 16 on the 18th of September.  I am from Ondo State in Nigeria.  I learnt about Fair Life Africa…