There are stories that you hear and it just gladens your heart in a warm way. And when something you were a part of contributes to the success of the story then you get a sense of fulfillment that you have made a difference in someone’s life. The telephone number featured on the FGMC sensitization radio drama “Pim Pim Pim” became a life line to people who attempted to get help for three girls on the run.
Njideka had listened to education talks about the negative effects of female genital mutilation and cutting also known as female circumcision on girls in school and in church. In her community girls must go through the rite of female circumcision to attain womanhood and soon the drums heralding her time to be cut began to sound.
A few days to her being circumcised Njideka ran to protect herself. Two other girls joined her. A series of event took place which finally lead to the IZZI community abandoning FGMC. Njideka is indeed a brave girl and a hero in the fight against a harmful cultural practice. Here is a short video telling her story and that of her community:
Adebisi Adetunji (C) BusyBee Media for Social Change & Development. Email – firstname.lastname@example.org twitter – @DebisiBusybee
I dressed like this to the office on Friday not really thinking about the picture my appearance painted. I got a lot of delightful greetings like these:
“You look so gorgeous”, “You look like a princess”! “You look like royalty”.
A guest in the studios thought that I must be an important personality…O yes I am Important!!
Perhaps my royal roots have something to do with this aura and dressing…
Yes, my grandfather was a king for 40years in our village- Ago Iwoye- hosting the first university in Ogun State.
OBA D.M OSIYEMI, THE EBUMAWE OF AGO IWOYE
ENOUGH ABOUT MY LINEAGE – THIS POST IS ACTUALLY ABOUT YOU:
I want to let you know girl, woman, and lady that you are special, important and unique.
Never let anyone put you down
Never let your past put you down
Don’t allow your present circumstance or situation put you down.
YOU ARE A PRINCESS; YOU ARE ROYAL AND BEAUTIFUL
And Girl God is got a big and beautiful plan for your life!!
Adebisi Adetunji (C)
On May 27th every year Nigerian children are celebrated. It is usually a no school day for the kids. Fun events are organized by organizations, schools and just about anybody wanting to leverage on this special day. Trust corporate bodies… ideas about how to make money off parents. Hmmn…poor us, our pockets are going to receive a big bashing. Children will be laughing and giggling while mums and dads will be smiling and trying not to calculate how much had just been invested in fun activities and packages. That is not to say they wouldn’t be happy to see their kids happy… 🙂
While some children have it all nicely planned out for them some children would probably not know that the day has come and gone as no one is celebrating them in their homes. Celebrate children in your community especially those who are less privileged.
One way to celebrate apart from all the fun activities is to take a closer look at your child’s gifts and talents and celebrate it. Here is one little girl i want to celebrate…
Nicknamed Roro Baby
She is got little fingers that crafts beautiful paintings and art work.
She has a very Imaginative and creative mind. Roro Baby uses any material (cloths, pillows, pen, etc) she can lay her hands on to design amazing art pieces.
Roro Baby is just 6years
Art Card designed by Royin to celebrate the birth of her new cousin. Every child should be celebrated…every child matters…celebrate your child always,stop putting him/her down
A colorful and bright day mirrored by the sun and a fruitful tree. Life is good says Royin. Make life more beautiful for children by protecting and providing for them
An ant up to something naughty…mischievous you can say. Children can be playful, naughty and mischievous…it is all part of growing up. Great patience and love helps children discover themselves.
Putting mummy’s cloth pegs into use and building a fabulous looking house. Children need peaceful homes where they can be safe and properly nurtured to become great and well rounded adults.
Help your Girl…your Boy become all He/She can ever be in life. Harness your child’s gifts and talents and watch Her/Him blossom into an adult that you will be proud of. It will not just happen…make it happen by Protecting, Providing and Loving them.
Happy Children’s Day!!!
Adebisi Adetunji (C)