Why Lagos State Government Must Reach-Out To Communities on COVID 19 – CSOs

Some civil society organisations have commended the Lagos state government on the manner it is handling the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic in a state with an estimated population of 23million people.

Gbenga Komolafe, Secretary General, Federation of Informal Workers of Nigeria (FIWON), Chief Raymond Gold,Coordinator, Housing and Community Upgrade,Nigerian Slum / Informal Settlement Federation (Federation), Dr Taibat Lawawson, Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development, University of Lagos,.Dr. Temilade Sesan, Sankofa Policy Lab, Betty Abah, Centre for Children’s Health Education,

Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE Nigeria), Olamide Udoma – Ejorh, Lagos Urban Development Initiative, Deji Akinpelu, Rethink Cities Initiative, Folashade Adeboyejo, POLYBRIQ and Segun Ogunleye, Urbanovate Enterprise, signed the press statement issued.

According to the CSOs, COVID-19 testing and advocacy be extended to low income communities, with clear protocols on reporting and responding to suspected cases outlined, bearing in mind that these communities are densely populated

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Menstruation a Hindrance to Girls Education in Kenya

Despite the onset of menstruation being an important milestone in the transition from childhood to adulthood, it is often viewed as a major concern.

In Kenya for example, millions of girls who have reached puberty are highly dis-empowered due to lack of access to sanitary wear. Many adolescent girls from disadvantaged families cannot afford to buy sanitary towels, and opt to using insanitary methods.

Girls who cannot afford sanitary pads resort to crude and unhygienic methods, including using old pieces of mattresses, old cloth, or inserting cotton wool into their uterus to try to block the flow. In Kenya’s sprawling urban slums, girls collect used pads from garbage dumps, and wash them for their own use, resulting in serious health complications.

Millions of girls in Kenya are at risk of dropping out of school at the onset of menstruation. According to a study by the Ministry of Education, Kenyan adolescent … Read More

5 Leading Online Schools

The internet has revolutionized many parts of our economy. You can shop, meet people online and, now, you can take college courses for credit. Five schools are influencing “distance learning” like no others before them. Let’s take a look at online education providers as offered by these leading schools.

The University of Phoenix was among the first accredited universities to provide college degree programs via the internet. Founded in 1976, the university began to offer internet degree programs in 1989. The program has grown to where 150,000 students are in the process of pursuing degrees on the Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral level at any given time. Programs in Technology, Business, Education, Nursing, and Management are offered and The University of Phoenix has now become the largest private university in the US.

DeVry University offers business and technology degrees on the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition, the school offers graduate … Read More

Importance of Montessori Training in Elementary Education

Technology is ruling the contemporary time and its presence is visible in every nook and corner of the world. Health, education, personal welfare everything is just a click away. Bringing up a child in this technologically advanced age can be quite challenging, they already know the World Wide Web. Thus, to nurture a child’s emotional and behavioural capabilities in a better way early education is needed that helps a kid to grow with intelligence and empathy rather than a mechanical being.

The Montessori form of education plays a pivotal role in a child’s early education. It has evolved since ages at par with the fast paced world but it still holds the principles of its founder. Sometimes we confuse Montessori teaching with traditional ways of teaching; however, both are entirely different. While traditional learning focuses mainly on academics and follow a set curriculum and discipline Montessori education focuses on the … Read More

Is The Paper Money Going To Die?

If the figures all over the world are added together, there are about five billion mobile phones being used currently, and the number is sure going up. Sam Pitroda, the technology evangelist has predicted that the paper money would die within 30 years due to efforts being made by the banks, mobile companies and other stakeholders. He says the paper money would soon disappear due to digital transactions, thanks to the introduction of his latest innovation, the digital wallet. Sam Pitroda’s earlier innovation, the Casio digital diary was a runaway hit all over the world.

Paperless World Would Be a Better World

He asks if we can make our offices paperless, why not banks and our wallets? He predicts all the mobile service operators will adopt the technology sooner or later, especially due to declining revenue per user for the mobile companies. People are more like to pay for these … Read More

How Classical Music Benefits Children With Learning Disabilities

We have long known about the ability of classical music to provide pleasure and stir up deep emotions. Undoubtedly, music has a powerful impact on the brain. Studies have shown that classical music can also help children with special needs through a variety of significant improvements including reduced stress, increased IQ, and improved ability to concentrate. Further, music can make children feel more positive and improve their creative thinking. The bottom line is that classical music can make a huge difference in the lives of those with disorders like autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADD and ADHD and mental retardation.

The Mozart Effect and the Power of Music

The term “The Mozart Effect” has gone mainstream, as now there are a variety of products including everything from CDs to toys that use Mozart’s music to improve a person’s ability to perform mental tasks. A wide variety of experts theorize that … Read More

Make Work Fun!

Working in an office building can tend to get a bit monotonous… unless you have an employer who livens things up. The problem with this is that most bosses don’t know how to incorporate any type of entertainment while maintaining a professional work atmosphere. Is it appropriate to have fun at work? Of course it is! You just have to know how to go about it.

One way to break up the work day is to take time to celebrate something non-business related. While there are wacky holidays for almost every day of the year, it doesn’t seem realistic to celebrate something different every single day. This could turn out expensive, or your employees will quickly get bored, defeating your purpose in the first place. However, there are plenty of month-long holidays that can be used to create themes. Along with these themes, employers can give gifts or organize games.… Read More

The Four Major Causes of Obesity

The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide. In the past few decades, this unprecedented increase in obesity has spread across every age, gender and race. In the U.S. alone, the obesity levels have risen to as much as 68% and a similar trend is observed in other countries. In an attempt to understand the different causes of obesity, this article highlights a few major elements which have contributed to the rise in obesity at a global level.

“Fast-Food” Culture

The most significant societal and behavioral shift is observed in our eating habits where the idea of healthy eating has been heavily overshadowed by fast food culture. As highly calorie food has become more affordable and accessible, people are now habitual of fat-laden food items. The growing number of vending machines, fast food restaurants and the excessive use of frozen food items all point towards a mounting problem of disproportionate reliance … Read More

Corporate Wellness Programs Need Total Redesign: From Focus on Health to Values

The New Year first-days headlines in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other newspapers across the land were silent on corporate or any other kind of wellness. Instead, news banners featured floods, wars, earthquakes, deficits state and federal, drilling in the Gulf and other economic and social developments, mostly having to do with calamities and bad behaviors by one cluster of homo sapiens or another. Not much good news in the kinds of stories publishers saw fit to print.

I think it would be good to call a bit more attention to the bright side of life in this New Year. For instance, I’d like to read more about paths to positive human behavior. The ways people treat themselves and each other simply have to get better in 2011 – or else. (Never mind or else what? I’m trying to be upbeat and would rather not think about … Read More

What Is The HESI Exit Exam and How Can I Ensure That I Pass It?

The HESI exam is an essential step to becoming a nurse. It is a standardized exam developed by Health Education Systems, Inc (HESI) and is designed to assess student competency and evaluate achievement of curricular outcomes. The HESI exam also measures the capacity of each nursing student to pass the final board exam, the NCLEX. You are likely to be told that you must pass the HESI exam otherwise you will not get to take the final NCLEX and risk compromising your chances of graduating. The practice exams are the first step and getting a score of over 900 is great preparation for your final HESI exam, but how do you ensure that you do well?

There is no secret to passing but there are some simple tips and tricks you can follow to make sure you are as prepared as possible before the exam.

  • Create a study group. People
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