"EFA: Why Nigeria may not meet 2015 deadline" Why Nigeria, just WHY?

Posted March 17, 2014 Avatar Francisca Lily

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Nigeria was among the countries with worst education indicators globally.

Source: http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/efa-why-nigeri...

So I saw this tweet that UN Education Report ‏@EFAReport had posted this morning and I read the article. I read it again and then paused for a moment of thought. The Nigerian students that I have come across have appeared to be rather studious. Seeing this article I now understand why. Education is much more of a bigger picture. So after reading this I have a few questions. 1) Why is it like this? 2) What has gone wrong over the past few decades? 3) What improvements...


The power of us

Posted February 28, 2014 Avatar Francisca Lily

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I found this music video and listened to it a few times and it just made me think. Many people in the world have identified the power and success women and girls and more continue to support women and girls rights. As much as I do not understand the words, but the song clearly has a happy message! We are strong :) ~ Women and girls, hear this and remember. We are strong, together we stand united. For education and other rights we will protest peacefully and use our soft...


I have some questions to ask you

Posted February 17, 2014 Avatar Francisca Lily

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So after browsing through the online world of YouTube I stumbled across a tag video titled ‘GIRL POWER TAG’ by BubzBeauty. I watched this video and the three questions that captured my attention the most were: 1-What is the best advice you can to girls who want to be powerful? 2-If you had any superpower what would it be and how would you use it? 3-What upcoming person is powerful and why? So I’ve decided to answer them myself :) 1-The best advice I can g...


Let’s just face the facts… The world is a depressing place

Posted January 8, 2014 Avatar Francisca Lily

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Before I begin my day/work, I just had to write this post. I want the world to read this! I am seriously questioning this world I live in now. I watched the news this morning and nothing was positive! This morning I have heard: - Indian slums being destroyed and no significant effort for those to be rehoused. - Helicopter crash - Weapons and war - Poverty and inequality - Effects of climate change - Injustice to our health - Homelessness in New York (2...


I still worry about the Education System.....

Posted December 30, 2013 Avatar Francisca Lily

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"And what better way to start this than by giving these students a prominent place in a gathering that aims to chart a new future for Nigerian education."

Source: http://www.voicesofyouth.org/en/posts/the-educatio...

After reading the post that 'adamsbulama' wrote titled "THE EDUCATION SUMMIT WE NEED." It provoked many thoughts, but one in particular... The idea that there is a need to improve the situation, what current attempts have been made to improve the Education System in Nigeria? Then this sprung to mind (http://www.aljazeera.com/video/africa/2013/11/nigeria-boost-state-controlled-education-2013113010521... ). I saw this story on AlJazeera a month ago. There were some minor issues...


A BIG thank you VOY! One year on ^_^

Posted December 27, 2013 Avatar Francisca Lily

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I have been on a journey this year and I have been able to share my experiences with the VOY community. Discovering VOY was the best one this year! I have finally been able to share my thoughts with likeminded people and connect with people my age around the world who care about the same issues I care about and take an interest in. This is a community I love being be part of! The earlier part of 2013 VOY became an escapism because I was able to put across a side of me who my frie...


Children's Champion for UNICEF! ^_^

Posted October 30, 2013 Avatar Francisca Lily

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I woke up on Saturday morning and I felt sooo good! I was overjoyed at the fact that I finally had the opportunity to be a Children’s Champion for UNICEF. I had a visitor around my house that morning and she said “Oh are you going shopping for the day?” I replied with a huge smile on my face and said “Nope I am going to a UNICEF training event”. I made my way to the session feeling confident that I knew where I was going and I then I got lost! I went into a hotel, a...


Global Handwashing Day 2013! What will you be doing?

Posted October 14, 2013 Avatar Francisca Lily

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“Each year, there are 1.7 billion cases of childhood diarrhoea. Diarrhoea may be a minor inconvenience in some places, but in many countries, it kills. But, there is good news! The simple act of handwashing with soap can reduce the risk of diarrheal disease by up to 47%. This is why I’m celebrating Global Handwashing Day. Will you join me?” So tomorrow is Global Handwashing Day 2013! As an Early Childhood Studies student I am constantly surrounded by babies and children...


I Am a Girl, I Am Powerful, I Am Strong: International Day of the Girl

Posted October 8, 2013 Avatar Francisca Lily

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I am a girl, I am powerful, I am strong I will stand here today with the rest of the girls around the world and let everyone know that we are powerful. I was made not to be hidden, not to be taken advantage of, not to be used, but to be unique. I stand here today to make a difference and help all who I meet, I know all girls feel this way. How would you feel if you knew your mother, daughter or sister was abused daily, sold for her body, sent away for example Chhaupadi prat...


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    Early Childhood Studies Undergraduate and Children's Champion for UNICEF:) #Climate4Children | I would like to be a Teacher in developing countries ^_^ | I have an interest in children's rights and how children's lives are affected by various things | "Educate all, but educate girls and they might just change the world".


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