January 3, 2017

In September 2000, world leaders at the United Nations summit set up targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which would improve the lives of people around world. These targets were to last for fifteen years, but at the failure of the attainment of the...

November 17, 2016

Pascaline Opeodu, ASHA's Project Officer has recently graduated with one of the best results in her department of English and Literature from the University of Ibadan for 2016.

She went on to  become the 1st Runner-up, Hammed Ibrahim Photo Contest 2016, a few months pri...

October 29, 2016

My father was a ‘woman wrapper’, which in plain English means ‘a hands-on domesticated‘ husband and father.

As a young girl, who grew up and lived the first 15years in an underserved community in Benin city, Nigeria, I was very embarrassed by my father.

You see, the sigh...

August 29, 2016

The ASHA Lagos meetup hosted advocates, entrepreneurs and 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows.

This was an informal gathering that allowed young people discuss, relax and deliberate on issues that affects nation building and youths participation in the socio-political affai...

July 7, 2016

Who am I? That simple question has plagued me for years. I am still in search of a definitive answer. Because over the years my identity has evolved, then dissolved, revolved, involved and now slowly evolving again.

At 15, I knew who I was – my identity evolving. The re...

July 3, 2016

I had spent the best part of my life in a bubble. I had always believed that I have seen it all. I had grown up in a fast changing Nigeria with its numerous highs and few lows. School had shown me the different facet of life and living. What is new under the Sun?

Then,...

June 23, 2016

"When Remi Sonaiya emerged as the presidential candidate for the Kowa party in Nigeria’s March 28th 2015 presidential elections, it signified as the Dean of Engineering, Prof. Tunde Ogunnaike put it in his introductory welcome remarks on Monday, ‘a promise of rain’."

Dr...

June 10, 2016

Project ASHA's Global Programmes Director, Vweta Chadwick is one of the 1000 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa selected to participate in this years Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, an initiative of the US President, Barack Obama...

May 30, 2016

When World Pulse WWA Project Manager, Tenzing Gyatso emailed us of Intel’s ‘Learn Easy Steps’ training of May 25th- 27th, 2016 and asked if I’d be available to introduce participants to the World Pulse platform, I jumped at the offer.

I had not known this empowering com...

May 8, 2016

 

"It is a sunny Saturday morning in Sogunro, a slum on the waterfront of the Lagos Lagoon. Described as the Venice of Africa, this fishing village is built on stilts above the Lagoon. The flair of the busy women traders paddling with poise along the canal is strong eno...