Unemployment still on the Rise

Nigeria’s unemployment numbers jumped by nearly 30 percent this year to 16 million, according to a November report by the National Bureau of Statistics; Another two million are expected to be unemployed by the end of the year, less than forty percent of Nigeria’s nearly 200 million people are fully employed. Many Nigerian youths hit Read More

The Global Equity Approach for Children

In the world today, we’re threatened with an undeniable truth: The future of disadvantaged and vulnerable children and therefore the future of their societies will be imperiled for no other reason than the country, the community, the gender or the circumstances into which they are born. Millions of children are still denied access to education Read More

Oil Of Joy In Place Of Mourning

If you had met her some months back, she would have thought herself as walking in the shoes of Naomi (Ruth 1:13-21). But God turned her story around through a small thoughtful gesture by FLEP Rifikatu Yakubu, not only lost her husband, she also lost two sons; victims of the insurgency in parts of northern Read More

The Developing Brain: An Early Window Of Opportunity For Learning

Long before a child enters the classroom, inequities can create a lasting imprint on the architecture of the brain. Recent research on brain development casts new light on the formative influence of early childhood experience. In the first few years of life, a child’s brain creates 700 to 1,000 new neural connections every second, a Read More

Significant Role Of Rural Women In Agriculture

Over the years in Nigeria rural women have established defined roles in agriculture; they are involved in agricultural production, process and utilization. They are affected by social-economic factors that hinder the advancement of agriculture and poverty alleviation; these factors include education, access to social infrastructures, and daily income.  Lack of specific policies that do not Read More