4th February 2023
  • 9:11 pm Through the Eyes of Ides Ofune – Women Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Motherhood and Higher Education
  • 11:32 am Meet the 2022 shortlisted authors for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing.
  • 5:13 am 6 African startups among World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers 2022 cohort
  • 1:01 pm Canadian Based NGO GoldenKes Foundation holds First Empowerment Program in Nigeria 
  • 5:38 am Meet the 6 Africans shortlisted for 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize
  • 7:49 am Facebook invests in fibre optic cables to improve internet access in Edo State

Goldenkes foundation is launching its pioneer empowerment programme which aims to lift people out of poverty. This inaugural initiative will be taking place in Warri Nigeria where more than 10 participants will attend a training programme fully paid for by the foundation. The two day programme holding on the 5th and 6th of May, 2022 […]

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Diversity

When working in a group, some people struggle on how to bond with others or how the group dynamics should be. Being able to work in a group is becoming more crucial as companies become global, multicultural and diverse. Whether you belong to group at school, in a family or at work, these tips will […]

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Scholarships

If you are from a developing country and have intentions of furthering your studies, scholarships are one sure way of doing it. They make studies easier, ensure you have a seamless stay abroad and could even boost your career profile. However, getting this opportunity seems to be an herculean task for most people. They do […]

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Oladapo Ajayi AFRII

Desert Bloom initiative is designed to support outstanding Non for Profit Organizations (NGOs), Activists, social movements, social entrepreneurs and outstanding individuals in Africa. This set of individuals and organizations do great work and also improve the lives of people in their own spheres and communities. We support them by amplifying their voices online through storytelling […]

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Education in Nigeria

Ask any middle class Nigerian, the first answer they give when discussing child care cost is school fees. School fees are skyrocketing from early childhood care, primary school to secondary school. Public primary school education is free in most states where parents pay little or nothing. Although entry age into public primary school is 6 […]

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Read Empire

Our Desert Bloomer for this week is Lawrence Okon. He is an entrepreneur living in Nigeria who loves sharing his knowledge on growing businesses online. He is a web developer, a blogger and a writer. Due to his drive for mental and emotional well-being of young people, he is currently enrolled in a mental psychology […]

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Piece of my heart foundation

Adebimpe Adebara is the amazing 24 year old founder of the Piece of my Heart Foundation where she leads a team of volunteers in sensitizing children and teenagers on sex education in order to prevent abuse. She studied Computer Science at Yaba College of Technology Lagos Nigeria. She is a graphics designer and also a […]

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Pamela Stephen

Blessing Pamela Stephen is highly trained qualitative researcher and data analyst with over 9 years of extensive experience doing field work exercises, collecting quantitative and qualitative data to inform and design programmes. She has a proven track record of successfully implementing initiatives that cut across various issues in the development sector such as health, human […]

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How to successfully develop a reading habit

I started a knowledge series a month ago where I review books and articles drawing out critical insights that are useful for personal development. Ever since I started, if I saved a dollar every time someone asked me how I manage to read the books I review, I think I would be richer that Jeff […]

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Dr Weyinmi Erikowa Orighoye

There are some people you admire and wholeheartedly know that when they lay their hands on anything, you trust it will be fantastic. When I got to know that this person had published a journal, I knew I had to go get it. Indeed, it was fantastic! Meet the self-published author of “A Life’s Journey […]

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