Category Archives: Humanity

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FIVE GIRLS RESTORING HOPE WITH AN APP TO FIGHT FGM

04. 07. 2018 || A BOLD ACTION

It’s done in secret at night. You are home for the holidays from boarding school, as there is no school in your rural community in Kenya. You are excited to see your family, but you are also filled with dread. It is circumcision season, and you are 13.

You listen carefully to the conversations at home, wondering which night it will happen, hoping you can run away into the night before the elderly woman with the knife comes. At age 13, a girl becomes a woman in your tribe by undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) — the partial or total removal of a girl’s external genitals. It’s a rite of passage in your tribe and makes you eligible for marriage. You don’t want to marry; you’re young and want to stay in school. But your parents have other plans.

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WIDOWS’ DAY

There are a lot of disturbing stories on the plight of widows in Nigeria and the world at large.

Husbands snatched away by the cold hands of death leaving these women most times with little or nothing to continue. I personally know some widows – My Aunty who is like my second mum…..

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NUTRITION AND FOOD SECURITY

Food security exists when all people at all times have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food.

Jun 20, 2018 | SDG Goal.

Today, the main concern in the agricultural sector is to provide simultaneously enough food, in quantity and quality, to meet the nutritional needs of a growing population and to conserve natural resources for future generations. When we say Food security, we are also talking about the availability and equal distribution of nutritious food.

When healthy food becomes scarce, people shift focus to less nutritious options thereby increasing the risk of an unhealthy lifestyle which can lead to reduced productivity, less immunity and impaired physical and mental development.

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THREE STEPS TO GREEN: HOW TO GET INVOLVED IN THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT

Mar 14, 2018 || Eco-Post

ReBLOG – The Climate Reality PROJECT

The headlines can be discouraging. Severe storms and wildfires are striking with more and more intensity due to rising global temperatures and a rapidly changing climate system. Meanwhile, the US continues to roll back critical climate policies and has maintained its irresponsible and very lonely decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. But instead of feeling defeated, citizens – from all ages and backgrounds – are fighting back by standing up for clean energy and against the fossil fuel agenda. The movement is growing stronger every day, and our efforts together are getting results.Just look at what’s happening, both in the US and around the world. Young people are suing the Trump Administration for failing to address climate change. Grassroots organizations have pressured US cities to double climate efforts, and at least 47 have already committed to 100 percent renewable electricity. Internationally, climate action is also accelerating as several countries have stepped up their ambition to reduce emissions and install more clean energy, helping to fill the global leadership void left by the US.Are you ready to join the movement? We understand that speaking up can feel overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. We broke the process down into three simple steps.
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WORLD CUP FEVER SEASON

Its another World Cup season, can I hear someone say yea yea!

Its that time in our lives where our nations compete among themselves and all of iys are officially not friends anymore because we have to support our individual nations.

Its that time of the year where club team members play against themselves live Ronaldo can play against Ramos and so on….

Its that time when some people catch fever. They instill the fever upon themselves because of the heart ache and disappointment they’ll get.

My country, great Nigeria, has not been helping matters, losing in their friendly matches, just wondering what will now happen during the main thing! Well, we always call on God even when He has called us to do the right thing, it is well! Our tshirt is official the best in the World, i can proud in that!

that’s us in the middle

My colleague is planning on hosting us during the first match we play, and I’m so expectant not necessarily because Nigeria is playing that day but because of what my colleague would give us. He has been “making mouth” about hosting us that I’m so eager to experience it, it better be good, lol!

Anyways, I hope I don’t catch the fever, because football is a very emotional game for me. For those who have mortgaged their lives in a bet during this World Cup I hope your life is worth every meaning, just in case. A lot of people are betting, a lot have promised, a lots are still jumping into the band wagon of making profits from the World Cup…..

Please its just a game, don’t hate the player, the spectators or even the game! Feel every moment without catching any fever, because after the World Cup life continues, your no thou targets won’t suddenly disappear because your nation won or lost!

Selah

ADVANCING NATIVE MISSIONS

Any farmer will tell you that preparing a new field for planting is hard work. The same is true when planting the seed of the gospel in an un-reached people group. But with faithful perseverance the planting will expand. The gospel seed will permeate the people group’s culture, and the church will begin healthy reproduction.  That’s our goal.

“AND THIS GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM WILL BE PREACHED IN ALL THE WORLD…”

God’s heart is for every nation, tribe, and people to hear the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. “And this Gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14)

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

The World Environment Day 2018 created a lot of buzz prior to it’s official day as issues arising from this year’s theme #BeatPlasticPollution was discussed during The World Earth Day 2018. This United Nations’ flagship day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment has over the years, grown to be one of the largest global platforms for public outreach, celebrated by millions of people in well over 100 countries.

According to the UNEnvironment, The aim of this day is to “harness individual actions and transform them into a collective power that has a legacy of real and lasting impact on the planet”.

The day is celebrated in countless ways, with individuals showing their contribution to society and the environment from beach clean-ups and tree planting to calling on friends, family, staff and partners to get involved and do their bit.

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AFRICA MERCY

04. 06. 2018 || A Call to Serve

When he was just 19, Don and his Colorado youth group were in the Bahamas when Hurricane Cleo swept through causing massive devastation. As the group sheltered in an old WWII aircraft hangar,

From a prayer request a 19 year old heard as he and his youth group from Colorado sheltered away after the Hurricane Cleo storm in the Bahamas that swept through causing a great devastation to being used to provide an answer; Don Stephens entered this huge risk with God and founded Africa Mercy with his wife, Deyon.

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT EXPO 2018

Green Society of India in association with Indian Exhibition Services is organizing the first ever World Environment Expo (WEE 2018), on 5-7 June 2018 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This international exhibition on environment protection and clean & green energy is being hosted concurrently with World Environment Protection Congress 2018 and India Buildtech 2018 Expo.

The World Environment Expo is a B2B business interaction platform that brings together technology and equipment manufacturers in the areas of environmental protection, renewable energy, waste management, sustainable buildings, water management, green innovations, energy efficiency and eco-friendly products from India and abroad. Exhibitors can display their innovations and technologies to prospective collaborators and will be able to connect with fellow entrepreneurs across worldwide.

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SHP Campaign

May 09, 2018 | A Movement.

Reality

Hello everyone.

Do you know that the average Nigerian family earns N16666 monthly and the average number of daughters in a Nigerian family is 2. The preceding statistic implies that each family would have to spend N540 on sanitary pads for their daughters. This is a luxury that most families in Nigeria cannot afford even as Inflation continues to rise without a corresponding increase in income.

Now why am I saying this? I want to introduce to you the Supporting Her Prime Campaign (SHP), a movement I believe in, which is targeted towards providing teenage girls and female adults with sanitary items necessary for them to live wholesome lives. We are a group of young people who have come together to provide a solution to the problem of unhealthy sanitary practices amongst young girls and inability to afford sanitary items.  We aim to solve this problem by providing sanitary pads to ladies who cannot afford them and giving them the right information on menstrual hygiene.

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