Sparkplug, a social enterprise designed to fix education with software, is now offering free coding lessons to Nigerian teenagers, which includes free access to laptops. I had a few questions for Olumide Adewumi who is also the Editor-in-Chief and Chief Web Developer at Gidilounge. Read more about this life-changing initiative HERE.
Have you ever wondered how poor secondary school girls are coping with the costs of sanitary pads? What about displaced women in IDP camps? How do they maintain hygiene when their period comes around?
Sanitary pad costs range from ₦350 to ₦1800, and most women need at least two for each monthly period. Women with good income still feel the pinch, how much more economically challenged women?
Oghenekaro Omu, who tweets via @duchesskk, has decided to do something about this issue. She is currently reaching out to Nigerians to pitch in and support less privileged women and girls who are no doubt having a rough time with menstrual hygiene especially in this economy. Read about it here.
My teen years are ever fresh in my mind. It feels just like yesterday, partly because I kept journals which I still have to this day and read regularly, and partly because I have worked with younger teens from my late teen years.
It is true that many teenagers will go ahead to have sex regardless of what their parents think, but does this mean parents should be resigned to their fate and not make any effort in this regard? No; when it comes to the wellbeing of children, parents should never give up. Trying your best to help them handle their sexuality is always worth the effort. Here are 5 tips for parents of teenagers. Continue reading…