30th July 2021
  • 9:11 pm Through the Eyes of Ides Ofune – Women Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Motherhood and Higher Education
  • 12:31 pm PhD Researcher Oladapo Ajayi is improving the lives of underserved children through his NGO AfRII
  • 7:30 am The Rising Cost of Private Schools in Nigeria
  • 2:42 pm Meet Lawrence Okon Founder of Read Empire with the aim of alleviating poverty among young graduates
  • 4:58 pm Prevention is Better than Rehabilitation says 24 Year Old Adebimpe Adebara Founder of Piece of my Heart Foundation
  • 3:48 pm Read about how Pamela Stephen established Fortress Foundation to help teenagers overcome sexual abuse

420 million people would be lifted out of poverty with a secondary school education.

If every girl received 12 years of quality education, earnings for women could increase by up to US$30 trillion globally.

One additional year of school can increase a woman’s earnings by up to 20 percent.

A child whose mother can read is 50% more likely to live past the age of 5

One dollar invested in early education equals US$17 in returns for the most dis-advantaged children

An effective teacher is the most important factor in a student’s learning: not buildings, not desks and chairs

Keeping girls in school benefits them and their families, communities and countries

Education can break the cycle of discrimination experienced by children with disabilities.

Read more facts on how education promotes peace


Ides Ofune

Ides Ofune is currently a PhD Student at the University of Leeds. Her research focuses on civil society and accountability in improving the quality of education. She is the founder of Desert Bloom Initiative and editor of Desert Bloom Advisory. Ides is very passionate about education and creating an inclusive society. She speaks French and English fluently. She can be reached at info@desertbloomadvisory.com