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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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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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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Intentional Parenting

Desert Bloom Initiative is excited to interview Kehinde Mosopefoluwa Babajide as she launches her new initiative, Intentional Parenting. Kehinde has a B.A in French from the Obafemi Awolowo University, an Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Education from the University of Lagos, a Certificate in Advanced Parenting Skills from Alison Online Learning. As a seasoned educator, […]

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Egbroko Emmanuel

Emmanuel Egbroko is the co-founder of Community Based Participatory Immunization Foundation– CBPI. He is a social innovator, an entrepreneur with vast business acumen. He is also a Pharmacist and an Alumnus of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Ghana. Emmanuel is currently a LEAP Fellow and a beneficiary of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Grant. […]

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Tam Tam Mobile Cameroon

Twenty years ago, a young man from the slums of Yaoundé founded a local waste collection service. Tam Tam Mobile is a community initiative founded in Melen. Like most informal settlements, this residential area is not connected to the city’s public garbage disposal system. So the slum dwellers had to improvise. The Tam Tam Mobile […]

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Weyinmi Erikoya-Orighoye

Our Desert Bloomer for this week is Oritseweyinmi Erikowa-Orighoye working with CMADI (Coastal and Marine Areas Development Initiative), an NGO that promotes environmental sustainability and conservation for peace, unity and economic empowerment. As a fellow PhD student, I was deeply interested in her work as a researcher and what her NGO does in the Niger […]

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Lesley Nneka Arimah

Nigerian author Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story ‘Skinned’. She was awarded $12,500 for winning this prize. Nneka told the BBC that a conversation she had with her friend inspired her to write the story. Her friend is “quite strange and her strangeness was something […]

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