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62 minutes | Jan 29, 2020
NGOP0032-Interview with Temi Oduride (Hope Spring Water)
There are many reasons why poverty has become an epidemic in Africa. Poverty can be the result of political instability, ethnic conflicts, climate change and other man-made causes. But one of the greatest causes of poverty in Africa is also the most overlooked…the lack of access to clean drinking water. Nearly one billion people do not have access to clean, safe water – that’s the equivalent of 1 in 8 people on the planet! For these people, poverty is a fact of life. In Nigerian, Over 60million people which makes about 31 per cent of the population do not have access to clean drinking water and about 112.7 million which makes about 69 per cent of the population do not have basic access to sanitation. With this alarming rate of water poverty in Nigeria, Organizations like WaterAid, Hope spring water charity foundation, just to mention a few are doing their best to reduce the water poverty rate in Nigeria. Despite what they do, It is crucial to understand that everyone has a role to play in alleviating water poverty in Nigeria. All hand must be on deck! Yes, I and you must do something. For the first listener, NGO Podcast brings the diverse and vigorous voices of global NGOs to people around the world. By Engaging interviews with founders and leaders in the NGO community probe looming challenges, opportunities and best practices. This is one of the programs of Media for Community Change Initiative.. On this episode, I am excited to have one of the trustees of Hope Spring Water Charity Foundation namely, Temi Odurinde as a guest today. Hope spring water focus on alleviating water poverty in communities that are having difficulties in accessing safe clean water. The organization assists different communities in the form of a well, borehole construction, or rainwater harvesting training. Temi would be telling you more about the organization and how they are impacting lives. NGOPODCAST IS NOW LIVE ON MOOVE TV – You can listen to us in taxis around lagos state, Nigeria. The post NGOP0032-Interview with Temi Oduride (Hope Spring Water) appeared first on NGOpodcast.
42 minutes | Sep 2, 2019
NGOP0031-Interview with Asmau Ayub (Rayuwa Foundation)
Violence against young people, especially women and girls is a grave violation of human rights. Its impact ranges from immediate to long-term physical and mental consequences for young people, including death. It negatively affects their general well-being and prevents them from fully participating in society. Violence not only has negative consequences for young people but also their families, the community and the country at large. This has tremendous negative effect ranging from greater health care and legal expenses and losses in productivity, impacting national budgets and overall development. The republic of Ghana like every other country in Africa has many young people who face violence everyday, Hence They needs help physically, mentally and emotionally. Asmau Ayub, a peer educator, a counsellor who has worked with many young people in Ghana over the last 10years is our guest on this episode. Asmau is the executive director of Rayuwa Foundation, a Community youth led Non governmental organizations that works towards improving community well-being and eliminating violence especially those affected by girls and children. To support or partner the organization that featured on this podcast; Rayuwa foundation, please visit their website to get their contact details. This Episode is sponsored by Golden Pro Inc, a digital service provider that offers website designing, Data analysis and Data visualization services. Do you want to get deep insight about your company and your industry? Are you ready to maximize the power of data? Then Golden Pro is your best bet! They can be contacted by this email address; firstname.lastname@example.org The post NGOP0031-Interview with Asmau Ayub (Rayuwa Foundation) appeared first on NGOpodcast.
22 minutes | Jul 30, 2019
NGOP0030-Interview with Oluwatobiloba Ajibade (Priceless Virtues International)
It is always important to remember that girls are still faced with many challenges related to gender. They are often subjected to rigid outdated practices, such as child marriage. Girls who marry before age 18 are often denied access to education and are vulnerable to violence from their husbands. According to a UNESCO report in 2013, 31 million girls of primary school age were not in school and about one out every four girls in developing countries did not complete their primary school education. These statistics are staggering and they are not just mere numbers. They represent a pool of untapped girl power and potential. They represent what the state of our community would look like in years to come. In my country, Nigeria, girls’ education is improving but it remains a challenge due to number of factors. Early pregnancy, gender-based violence and child marriage continue to increase the rate at which girls’ dropout of school. 30% of the girls in Nigeria often get married as early as age 15-19. This, coupled with other pressing factors, prevents many girls from getting an education in Nigeria. The challenges girls face are disturbing and need longstanding solution. It is crucial to know that education for a fundamental right for every girl child. So, what can you do to help girls in your community develop the courage, confidence and character they need to be tomorrow’s leaders? What can you do to save their RIGHT to education from being trampled upon? These coupled with many questions would be answered on this episode! On this episode, I would be discussing with Oluwatobiloba Ajibade, the executive director of Priceless Virtues international on importance of girls’ education and what her organization is doing to harness the potentials and strength of the girl-child through education for individual and societal impacts. The post NGOP0030-Interview with Oluwatobiloba Ajibade (Priceless Virtues International) appeared first on NGOpodcast.
25 minutes | Jun 27, 2019
NGOP0029-INTERVIEW WITH CRYSTAL CHIGBU (THE IREDE FOUNDATION)
In growing children, limb deformities of the legs, including bow legs and knock knees, are among the most frequent causes for a visit to the paediatric orthopedist. In many cases, the deformity corrects naturally. However, in those cases where the condition persists or the abnormality becomes more pronounced, medical attention is required. In Nigeria, many children stay Out Of School Because They Are LIMBLESS. Many of these children and their families face different challenges daily; ranging from the society stigma, the perspective of people towards them etcetera, which sometimes leads to low self esteem and suicide. Hence, there is a need for encouragement and a support system to keep people with limb deformities moving. With me on this episode is Crystal Chigbu, the Executive director of The Irede Foundation, a non-governmental organization that is dedicated to saving lives of children living with limb loss in Nigeria as well as being a support system for them. Crystal has a personal story which is connected to why she started the organization and we are very sure that you would love to hear that. Relax and enjoy our interview session with her. The post NGOP0029-INTERVIEW WITH CRYSTAL CHIGBU (THE IREDE FOUNDATION) appeared first on NGOpodcast.
23 minutes | May 29, 2019
NGOP0028-INTERVIEW WITH CHIKE IBEZIM (MILVISION FOUNDATION)
One in every five of the world’s out-of-school children is in Nigeria. Even though primary education is officially free and compulsory, about 10.5 million of the country’s children aged 5-14 years are still not in school. Only 61 percent of 6-11 year-olds regularly attend primary school and only 35.6 percent of children aged 36-59 months receive early childhood education. In the northern of the country, the picture is even bleaker, with a net attendance rate of 53 percent. Getting out-of-school children back to school poses a massive challenge. We read in the newspaper, we listen in the news different figures about the total number of out of school children in Nigeria, – figures like, 10.2million, 13.5million, over 10million and lots more. What baffles me is, Instead of amplifying the figures, what are actually doing to reduce the alarming figures. Not waiting for the government but we as individuals, what are we doing to reduce the number. Have you ever thought of sending that little boy or little girl roaming about in your environment back to school? Have you ever questioned that boy hawking on the street during the school hour why he is not in school? These are questions we as an individual, have to answer. With questions me and you as an individual has to answer regarding out of school children in Nigeria, Don’t be surprised there are some people answering the questions and proffering solutions in their own little way. With me on this episode is Chike Ibezim the founder of Mil Vision Foundation, an organization whose goal is to send out of school children in Nigeria back to school. The post NGOP0028-INTERVIEW WITH CHIKE IBEZIM (MILVISION FOUNDATION) appeared first on NGOpodcast.
39 minutes | Apr 24, 2019
NGOP0027-INTERVIEW WITH ODUNAYO ALIU (BRAMBLE NETWORK)
As a developing nation that is striving hard to locate a better position to place herself on the global map of committee of nations, it is important that Nigeria at every point review its educational system. It does not matter how it is done, What matters is there must be a total revamping of our educational system so as to hone the skills inherent in our students starting from the primary level to the university level and make them move at the same speed with counterparts of the same level of Education from other parts of the world. With issues like; Poor conditions of service, Reoccurring of strike etc. The deepening rot in the education sector of Nigeria triggers alarm. Even though, most bashes goes to the government, We as a citizen of the country have our part to play in advancing every sector of the nation… On this episode, Odunayo Aliu of Bramble Network is our guest. Odunayo is a young changemaker that is doing her best to ensure quality education to the children of Nigeria, starting from her state, Oyo state Ibadan… With her organization, Bramble Network, she focuses on the physical, emotional, mental and social development of children living in rural communities of Nigeria. Odunayo believes education is a tool for social integration and if delivered in a manner that makes learning fun and engaging; is able to change the status of every child. She shared more on our interview with her. Enjoy! The post NGOP0027-INTERVIEW WITH ODUNAYO ALIU (BRAMBLE NETWORK) appeared first on NGOpodcast.
24 minutes | Oct 27, 2018
NGOP0026-INTERVIEW WITH EREZI EDOREH (SPELL AFRICA INITIATIVE)
With 65 million Nigerians illiterate, it is time for government, schools and individuals to take action. In 2015, the results of a UNESCO survey was released which showed that despite improvements to the country’s education system, yet 65 million Nigerians remain illiterate. This statistic is alarming for a number of reasons. As a matter of fact, Illiteracy has adverse impacts at both an individual and societal level. People who are illiterate are far more likely to live in poverty, facing a lifetime marred by poor health and social vulnerability. Economically, the impacts of illiteracy can never be overemphasize; workplace productivity, unemployment rates and even national GDP are all affected by a country’s literacy levels. With the alarming number of illiterate youths and adults in Nigeria, a Volunteer project of SPELLAFRICA Initiative – B2S Adult Literacy has took up the responsibility to transform for free, the lives of over 65 million adults in Nigeria to read & write out of extreme poverty. Since its inception in 2016, the organization has transformed the lives of over 200 youths and adults to read and write, and still counting. We visited the SpellAfrica B2S Adult Literacy center in Lagos state, Nigeria to witness what they’ve been doing over the years. We spoke with Mr Erezi Edoreh, the Director of SPELL AFRICA INITIATIVE and the highly esteemed volunteer teachers at the literacy center that are working ceaselessly to transform the lives of illiterate youths and adults in Nigeria. Enjoy. The post NGOP0026-INTERVIEW WITH EREZI EDOREH (SPELL AFRICA INITIATIVE) appeared first on NGOpodcast.
24 minutes | Jul 20, 2018
NGOP0025-INTERVIEW WITH ALESSANDRA GARGIULO (UYOLO)
There was an era where the trust in the social space was strong and not to be doubt of, there is an era where all donation raised by a nonprofit or nongovernmental organization are being used for its primary purpose. There comes era where trust in the social space is feeble and something to doubt about, there comes an era where all donation raised by some nonprofit or nongovernmental organizations are not being used for the primary purpose. There comes an era and a solution that will revamp the trust and connect the dots between donors and organizations in the social space such as nonprofit organizations or ngos. There comes a mobile application, UYOLO! On the 9th of June 2018, our organization , Media For community change initiative became an official partner of UYOLO, An organization based in Milan, Italy that promotes philanthropy and volunteering. With their mobile app which was launched on the 15th June 2018, that serves as the first social media that has all the 17 SDGoals in one mobile application, they aim to connect the dots and establish a trustworthy relationship between NGOs, NPOs, CSOs and donors from different part of the world. The app is available on Google play store for android users and apple stores for iPhone Users. We had an exclusive interview with Alessandra Gargiulo one of the Co-founders of the organization during the launching of their mobile app in Milan, Italy, she told us more about their organization – Uyolo and lots more, Enjoy! The post NGOP0025-INTERVIEW WITH ALESSANDRA GARGIULO (UYOLO) appeared first on NGOpodcast.
11 minutes | Jun 27, 2018
OU004 – EPISODE 4 OF THE OPPORTUNITY UPDATE
On this episode of NGOPodcast’s Opportunity Update, the host, ‘Seyifunmi Adebote shares three of the many opportunities on the desk: United Nations Young Professional Program Apply here>> https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=nce Google Developer’s Launch Pad Accelerator Program APPLY HERE>>https://developers.google.com/programs/launchpad/accelerator/ Ghana Youth Social Entrepreneurship Program APPLY HERE>>https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMRAZeskEATWM9Pa1Frd3kJB-xWY1QUJd_kcIs_tAI9LzdCQ/viewform EUROPEAN ECONOMIC & SOCIAL COMMITTEE APPLY HERE>> https://www.eesc.europa.eu/ THE CIVIL SOCIETY PRIZE FOR 2018 APPLY HERE> https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/civil-society-prize-2018 THE CLIMATE HOME NEWS AFRICA REPORTING FELLOWSHIP 2018 APPLY HERE>>http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/06/08/climate-home-news-offering-two-african-reporting-fellowships/ The post OU004 – EPISODE 4 OF THE OPPORTUNITY UPDATE appeared first on NGOpodcast.
28 minutes | Apr 16, 2018
NGOP0024-INTERVIEW WITH SUCCESS OJO (KNOWLEDGE AID INITIATIVE)
On the 12th, February 2018, The Host, Mr Jimoh Oluwatobi Segun was in Lagos state, Nigeria to represent us at a 3 days skill acquisition program which was hosted by Onebarigawoman under the auspice of Knowledge Aid Initiative – an NGO that focus on empowering women and girls in marginalized And vulnerable communities In Nigeria. The training which took place at the Bariga local council empowered over 500women on different vocation skills such as – Catering, BeadMaking, Makeup, Gele, Ankara craft and lots more. At the end of the training, the attendees were happy because they were empowered with a GREAT result to show forth. Knowledge Aid Initiative believes teaching girls and women vocation skills is very important. As by having vocational and life skills, women and girls gain the self-confidence and skills needed to become agents of social change in their own lives and the communities where they live. Mr Jimoh spoke with The Founder & Executive Director of the organization, Mrs. Success Ojo to discuss more on the way forward on women empowerment. She is our guest on this episode of theNGOpodcast Show. She talked about Her organization, what prompted her to starting the organization, she also share some fantastic project of their organization on this episode. Enjoy! The post NGOP0024-INTERVIEW WITH SUCCESS OJO (KNOWLEDGE AID INITIATIVE) appeared first on NGOpodcast.
8 minutes | Mar 21, 2018
OU003- EPISODE 3 OF THE OPPORTUNITY UPDATE
On this episode of NGOPodcast’s Opportunity Update, the host, ‘Seyifunmi Adebote shares three of the many opportunities on the desk: The first is the African Leadership University (ALU) Mandela Centennial Scholars Program for Outstanding Young Africans 2018. The objective of the Mandela Centennial Scholars Programme is to honor President Mandela’s legacy and carry forward the […] The post OU003- EPISODE 3 OF THE OPPORTUNITY UPDATE appeared first on NGOpodcast.
36 minutes | Mar 2, 2018
NGOP0023-INTERVIEW WITH TOYIN ADESOLA PART 2
On this episode, Toyin Adesola will be telling us more about her organization, their projects – both past and present project, also she will be sharing some fantastic tips that helped her as an NGO leader for over the years. The post NGOP0023-INTERVIEW WITH TOYIN ADESOLA PART 2 appeared first on NGOpodcast.
29 minutes | Feb 6, 2018
NGOP0022-INTERVIEW WITH TOYIN ADESOLA (SICKLE CELL ADVOCACY & MGT INITIATIVE)
“…I was born with sickle cell 52years ago, I grow up going to hospital, I have over 100 hospital admissions, 5 surgical operation, and over 20 blood transfusions, I grow up with a lot of complications with Sickle Cell” – Toyin Adesola ( Founder, Sickle Cell Advocacy & Mgt Initiative.) The Episode 22 of NGOpodcast […] The post NGOP0022-INTERVIEW WITH TOYIN ADESOLA (SICKLE CELL ADVOCACY & MGT INITIATIVE) appeared first on NGOpodcast.
14 minutes | Dec 5, 2017
NGOP0021-INTERVIEW WITH ABIGAIL EKIOTENNE PART 2(GIRLS IMPACT NETWORK)
The recent increases in the different forms of child abuse, exploitation and suffering in Africa is extremely distressing. Under the disguise of tradition and poverty, African children continue to be exploited, oppressed and abused by so-called adults whose job it is to protect them. The post NGOP0021-INTERVIEW WITH ABIGAIL EKIOTENNE PART 2(GIRLS IMPACT NETWORK) appeared first on NGOpodcast.
9 minutes | Nov 21, 2017
OU002- EPISODE 2 OF THE OPPORTUNITY UPDATE
The episode 2 of the opportunity update features alot of opportunities too. Listen, apply and rebroadcast. Cheers. The post OU002- EPISODE 2 OF THE OPPORTUNITY UPDATE appeared first on NGOpodcast.
20 minutes | Nov 6, 2017
NGOP0020-INTERVIEW WITH ABIGAIL EKIOTENNE (GIRLS IMPACT NETWORK.)
The rate of girls child abuse in Africa is undoubtedly at an alarming rate. According to a report by trade union Solidarity Helping Hand, it is said that One child is raped in South Africa every three minutes, and one in four men admits to raping someone, with 40% of boys believe forcing someone to […] The post NGOP0020-INTERVIEW WITH ABIGAIL EKIOTENNE (GIRLS IMPACT NETWORK.) appeared first on NGOpodcast.
9 minutes | Oct 31, 2017
OU001- OPPORTUNITY UPDATE
The first episode of the newly launched channel of NGOpodcast features some opportunities that will be of benefit to you as the listener. Enjoy! The post OU001- OPPORTUNITY UPDATE appeared first on NGOpodcast.
25 minutes | Oct 20, 2017
NGOP0019-INTERVIEW WITH TRISTACA McCRAY (NERDS RULE INC.)
The last episode of NGOpodcast which was episode 18 features Tristaca McCray the President and Chief Executive Officer of NERDS RULE INC., A San Diego – based Nongovernmental organization that gives communities, youth, teens and young adults in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and become effective leaders. […] The post NGOP0019-INTERVIEW WITH TRISTACA McCRAY (NERDS RULE INC.) appeared first on NGOpodcast.
18 minutes | Oct 2, 2017
NGOP0018-INTERVIEW WITH TRISTACA McCRAY (NERDS RULE INC.)
The Episode 18 of NGOpodcast features Tristaca McCray the President and Chief Executive Officer of NERDS RULE INC., A San Diego – based Nongovernmental organization that gives communities, youth, teens and young adults in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and become effective leaders. In 2011, Tristaca formed […] The post NGOP0018-INTERVIEW WITH TRISTACA McCRAY (NERDS RULE INC.) appeared first on NGOpodcast.
15 minutes | Sep 6, 2017
NGOP0017-INTERVIEW WITH JUDITH OBI PART 2
Our last episode featured Judith Obi, the Founder, and Executive Director of Africa Education Aid For Development Network, a non-for-profit organization which is based in Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa. The organization which was founded in the year 2014, was founded primarily to help provide quality education for underprivileged and displaced children and youths in Africa […] The post NGOP0017-INTERVIEW WITH JUDITH OBI PART 2 appeared first on NGOpodcast.
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