Join us at 6.30pm on 13 July to see Madame Bovary directed by Sophie Barthes. All proceeds go towards #BringBackEducation for Boko Haram displaced victims in Nigeria. You can watch the trailer of the movie here.
July Movie Night at Cuba Lighthouse
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.
Board meeting in July
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
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
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
Day of the Girl in NZ
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
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