Building a strong financial foundation and freedom is the financial literacy factor of The Full Life Empowerment Programme (FLEP); delivered in partnership with Legions of Hope Empowerment Network participants received training on personal financial planning. Creating a Strong Financial Foundation and freedom teaches you to take a pro-active approach to manage your money; even if you do not currently have an income, you need to learn the sound monetary management tools that will assist you in the future. Participants learned how the spending and saving choices you make today will positively or negatively impact your financial future.  Spending and saving choices can impact your whole life; – the ability to secure loans and credit, invest and fund a car and the ability to rent or purchase a house in the future. Carefully develop a budget that covers your lifestyle, learn to be a smart buyer and learn strategies to grow Read More

Incredibly Easy Tips on How You Can Help Save Our Environment

Earth was an abundant, giving, benign planet that provided enough for everyone. Then there was civilization, and numerous discoveries and inventions were made. With these discoveries began a whole new life and lifestyle. Everyone was content, everyone happy. But soon enough, people wanted more. “Life should be simpler”, they thought. More inventions were made, easier ways to survive, discovered. All was merry until one day people realized that there wasn’t enough to go around anymore. Life was getting tougher again. Water was scarce, and there was no electricity for convenience. The dishwasher wouldn’t work, nor would the washing machine. People had to resort to manual labor again. They had come a full circle, but this was a circle that would end, soon. There was simply not enough to go around anymore. This is how it began, and this is how it will end. With the rate at which we are Read More

Child Labour in Nigeria

Despite the fact that many African countries have taken strong action to combat child labour, child labour is on the increase in Africa. The 2016 Global Estimates of Child Labour indicate that one-fifth of all African children are involved in child labour, a proportion more than twice as high as in any other region. Nine per cent of African children are in hazardous work, again highest of all the world’s regions. Africa has the largest number of child labourers; 72.1 million African children are estimated to be in child labour and 31.5 million in hazardous work.  Progress against child labour appears to have slowed down in Africa. Child labour went up in Sub-Saharan Africa over the 2012 to 2016 period, in contrast to continued progress elsewhere in the world, and despite the targeted policies implemented by African governments to combat child labour.   There are many reasons for the wide Read More

The Shift in Poultry Farming

Poultry farming in Nigeria, is one of the biggest business opportunities. FLEP is exploring this lucrative opportunity in rural communities for young entrepreneurs to participate in a large and potentially sustainable market for chickens. Chimela Ule , a beneficiary of the Children’s Mission Africa (CMA) and an implementer of FLEP’s poultry intervention project shares his story on how he decided to invest in poultry business and becoming a role model for youths in his community. “Some years ago when I relocated from Jos, the capital city of Plateau State, to my rural community of Umuorie in Abia State, left many people, especially youths from my community, to wonder if I was in my right senses to have left my job and the city to stay in the village. The actual word used was, “that guy must be crazy!”. Many of them are seeking for opening to escape to the urban Read More