20th October 2020
  • 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
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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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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Covid-19 working mothers

Last week, I had a very good conversation with a mother on the implications of covid-19 on her family. According to her, the compulsory COVID-19 lockdown has made her realise the critical need to spend more time on her children’s academic work. This does not mean that she did not take this task seriously before […]

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Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic arrived late on the African continent as it continues to take a devastating toll on human lives all over the world from the Italy and Spain in Europe to most recently the USA which is fast becoming the epicentre of the outbreak. This has brought major disruption to economic activities and is […]

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In this online workshop, you will learn how to structure your academic essay. As an undergraduate or graduate student, you are required to write term papers, articles and academic essays. This workshop will teach you how to get the right sources and properly reference them in order to avoid plagiarism. You will also learn to […]

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Have you ever felt as if you don’t fit into cliques or circles? It always seems like you are an outsider among your group of friends. This does not mean that you don’t have any friends or you are an introvert – you have lots of friends but not in a clique. Your friends might […]

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Nigeria's Population

For the first time in a long while, I watched an expert who truly believes, not in a patronising way, in the possibility of Africa developing. I am not talking about blind optimism but an optimism based on facts, realities and the sheer belief in the capacities of humans to surmount difficulties. I am truly […]

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Follow the money

Follow the money, an initiative by Connected Development (CODE), an organisation dedicated to empowering marginalised communities in Nigeria, wins the Council of Europe Democracy Award. This comes after winning the United Nations SDG award earlier this year. Taking to twitter, the founder of the organisation, Hamzat Lawal, announced the good news. He says the initiative, […]

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Cameroon

I write to you today from Kondengui Principal Prison, where I am unjustly detained with a sizeable part of my cabinet and with thousands of other Southern Cameroonian prisoners who have run afoul of the repressive regime of Paul Biya, the long-ruling despot of Cameroon. We are in an increasingly dire state – overlooked and […]

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TREE PLANTING RECORD

A nation-wide tree planting initiative kicked off on the morning of Monday 29th July aimed at breaking the world record of planting 200 million saplings on a single day. India currently holds the world record. Officially launched by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in May, the nation-wide reforestation program, also popularly known as green legacy, is […]

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