adolescents

Creating a rhythm of rest

Creating A Rhythm of Rest As A Young Person

Creating a rhythm of rest is very important! “Rest is not necessary as a young person, sleep is for the weak, Weyinmi.” Someone told me this a few years ago when we discussed about growth as upcoming working class global citizens. As a society, you and I have become experts in burning ourselves out. It …

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Community makes us grow

Strong Together: Building A Healthy Community

Strong together- I love talking about strength and how it relates to the community. I believe in the power of community, God did not create you to journey alone in this life. We are strong together- this reminds me of The Preacher in the Holy Bible, how he talked about community in a different way. …

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Beauty and Body

Your Beauty and Body: Affirming in the Positive

Le us talk about beauty and body and affirmations! Today, let me ask you a question that is quite different from the usual, ‘What is one thing you would never change about your appearance? Let me answer first, I will not change my thick thighs and broad hips. Yes! You heard me and I say …

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We have an Identity in God

Identity and Who You Are As a Young Person

Do you struggle with your identity as a person? Today is Day 6 of my physical activity challenge. I usually meet about three other women at the exercise spot, which is about 40 stairs that we climb for 10-15 times. I do just 10 rounds because I am still an amateur in the fitness game. …

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The Community lies in our hands

The Nigerian Child: My Ins and Outs

The news in the last few days has been dark especially in my country, Nigeria. It is not about COVID19 but the effects of a pandemic in some ways.  I recently participated in a WhatsApp group session where we talked about “The Nigerian Child- Past and Present Successes and Struggles. It was hosted by a …

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Menstrual Hygiene Day: It’s Time for Action

Period Education Menstrual Hygiene is important! It is time we ensure period education is for everyone. Education about menstruation is critical to enable women and girls to manage their periods safely, hygienically, with confidence and without shame. We can start at a young age when the girl is able to understand what we are talking …

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The Baby of the Child Pt 4

‘Palava you dey find’ sang Fela!  I enjoy listening to Fela songs because they are lessons I need to teach all these new generation children. Anyway while I was seriously nodding to the tunes from my phone, someone called my name.  I turned to see who that amazing person could be. Jisos e! It was …

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Adolescents and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Nigeria

Nigeria has an estimated population of 191, 835, 93. I know that anytime I visit the National Population Commission’s website, this number increases. They haven’t told me if they count those in the very remote areas 😊. Also 22.3% adolescents make up this population, Nigeria is a breeding ground if I must say.  One in …

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