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NGO Podcast brings the diverse and vigorous voices of global NGOs to people around the world. Engaging interviews with founders and leaders in the NGO community probe looming challenges, opportunities and best practices.
We interview NGO leaders from different part of the world on each episode of the podcast. We are dedicated to projecting non-governmental organizations. Our mission is to bring the world non-governmental organizations to the limelight.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!