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 launched its first empowerment programme in Warri, Delta State, Southern part of Nigeria. The initiative was a two day training from 5th to 6th of May, 2022 which focused extensively on how to make local confectioneries and pastries that could launch the careers and businesses of beneficiaries .   “We want to make sure […]

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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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In 2021, when pictures of children wearing fila and playing chess surfaced on the internet, Chess In Slums, the organization behind the initiative, was suddenly thrust into the limelight. The story of this small organisation however did not start with these pictures. Chess in Slums started with Babatunde Onakoya—the boy who had to stay home when […]

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Olayemi Amusile has an educational background in Pharmacy at Delta State University, Nigeria. She is currently interning at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, Delta State. The high level of drug abuse in her community sparked an interest in drug abuse prevention. Olayemi has championed campaigns offline and online to educate adolescents and women on ways […]

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Desert Bloom initiative is designed to support outstanding Non for Profit Organizations (NGOs), Activists, social movements, social entrepreneurs and outstanding individuals in Africa. Today, our focus is on Benedicta Apuamah, a Pharmacist and Ban Ki-moon scholar. Her initiative empowers girls and women in Nigeria to fulfill their dreams. Continue reading to learn more about this.   Please tell us a […]

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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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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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