Three more girls return to school

  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

Boko Haram displaced victims back-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

Sub-Saharan Africa: growth and jobs

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

Speaking out against violence

  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

UNESCO Report on the MDGs

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