The July movie night at Cuba Lighthouse is our first fundraiser event for 2015. Join us on 13 July to see Madame Bovary directed by Sophie Barthes. You can watch the trailer of the movie at Madame Bovary.
We will have our board meeting in Wellington this July. Our board members are looking forward to the opportunity to connect and discuss the strategic and operational plans we'll be implementing from the second half of 2015. We will also review the UNESCO report on Education for All by 2015 to see how we can … Continue reading Board meeting in July
The #Hwollaza21 to #Hwollaza45 initiative continues. Three more out of the 45 girls identified by our partner organization, Star of Hope Transformation Centre, are returning to school. These are young primary school aged girls whose lives have been disrupted due to the Boko Haram insurgency in northern Nigeria. Follow this link to read the report … Continue reading Three more girls return to school
As part of our Fikun Endow program, we partnered with Igilandi to facilitate the return to school of Boko Haram displaced victims in Nigeria. The founder of Star of Hope Transformation Centre, Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale coordinated the #Hwollaza21 initiative in Jos, Plateau State. Our goal was to ensure that 21 teenage girls who have … Continue reading Boko Haram displaced victims back-to-school
Following the release of the new International Monetary Fund (IMF) report indicating the sub-Saharan Africa is one of the fastest-growing regions in the world, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) is highlighting its cooperation with the African Union Commission and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The IMF report projects that by 2035, the number … Continue reading Sub-Saharan Africa: growth and jobs
The fight against violence towards girls is turning into a vocation for Wellington Girls' College student Dawape Giwa- Isekeije. "It's not just a problem that goes on overseas. It happens here too," the Nigerian-born 17-year-old said yesterday. In May, she organised a march of hundreds of students through the city's streets to call on … Continue reading Speaking out against violence
Our board member, Dawape Giwa-Isekeije was one of the speakers at the UNICEF NZ commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child. The International Day of the Girl Child, celebrated each year on 11 October, was established in 2011 by the UN General Assembly and is designated for promoting the rights of girls … Continue reading Day of the Girl in NZ
School is out. The reports are in. While some countries have done fairly well in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) starting in 2000, other countries still lag behind in the journey towards education for all by 2015. The main findings of the report indicate that: ◊ Just one-third of countries have achieved all the … Continue reading UNESCO Report on the MDGs