Global Girl Project: The Making of Change makers
Posted on August 7, 2020 · Posted in Mentorship

For six weeks, some girls in Ijegun Community had been given a life-long opportunity to learn from home and abroad, being part of the Global Girl Project, a partnership with Bestspring Foundation. The girls took part in the Blended Learning Leadership Initiative having gone through different stages of training on...

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Blessings In The Midst of COVID-19 Lockdown
Posted on May 30, 2020 · Posted in Uncategorized

Thanks be to God who daily loads us with His benefits. Yes! He did for us at Bestspring Foundation in spite of the COVID-19 lockdown. When this lockdown was announced about 4 weeks ago, l was concerned for our people at Ijegun – the widows, single mothers and struggling parents....

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Which Is Better- Education Or Entrepreneurship
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This was the subject of debate at the March edition of our monthly Youth Mentoring Program. It was the first time we got the youths to debate on such sensitive topic. It was quite thrilling and mind blowing, watching the seemingly unexposed youths from under-resourced communities like Ijegun, Ijeododo, Abaranje, Oke-Orube...

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Amazing Award From JTAH Foundation
Posted on May 3, 2020 · Posted in Mentorship

Year 2020 started on a very bright and promising note. One of the splendid news that came was the nomination of our Lead Volunteer and Executive Director at Bestspring Foundation, Mrs. Aramide Oikelome as one of the 10 Most Inspiring Women In Nigeria. Wow! This is a huge package from...

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Vocational Training For Our Caregivers
Posted on May 1, 2020 · Posted in Mentorship

Towards the end of January 2020, we had a three-days IMAGINE Empowerment Workshop for our women, using the modules of the US-based Empowerment Institute. The turnout was impressive, although it would have been more exciting to have more women learn the principles of creating the life they have always wanted...

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Meeting With Parents & Caregivers
Posted on April 27, 2020 · Posted in Mentorship

For the first time since we started grassroots work in Ijegun and its environs in 2013, we had a special forum with the parents and guardians of our wards. The meeting became expedients considering the reports we were getting about the challenges of raising children in a volatile and crime-prone...

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Transforming From Onlookers To Change-Makers
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So much has been going on with the Blended Learning Program of the Global Girl Project which started on 1st February 2020. We have had seven sessions so far as our girls have met every Saturday from 8am to 10am to learn and articulate their thoughts on what action they...

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Global Girl Project Begins In Nigeria
Posted on April 9, 2020 · Posted in Mentorship, Uncategorized

Here is one of our beautiful dreams come true! Since 2016, Apinke Girls Initiative, under the able leadership of my amiable friend and  Amazon; Bimbo Adegbite has partnered with Bestspring Foundation through its Girls Arise Initiative platform to mentor and support our girls. The mentoring program brought a new and...

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School Is Scam? How True?
Posted on March 26, 2020 · Posted in Mentorship

The February meeting was scheduled for an educational interactive session with the youth on a ragging social problem and a mentality amongst today’s youth that School Is Scam. Some youths were selected at random from SS1-SS3 by the lead volunteer Mrs Aramide Oikelome to discuss the topic. Many of the...

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Vision 2020
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It was our first mentoring program for Year 2020 and it was such a delight to see our vibrant youths again after the Christmas break. After exchanging pleasantries and singing to usher in the New Year, the chief hostess and lead volunteer, Mrs Aramide Oikelome gave a motivational talk on Vision...

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