A Non-Governmental Organisation, Ask the Paediatrician (ATP), says it will use the funding to be received from Facebook to improve the well-being of the African child.
The Founder, Dr Gbemisola Boyede, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Monday, that the initiative would be carried out along its vision and mission to promote child health initiative.
NIGERIA NEWS reports that the foundation, which started as one woman’s passion to educate mothers on child health issues on social media (facebook), was one of the 115 groups selected by Facebook for the Facebook Community Leadership Programme (FCLP) 2019.
“It is one year programme with first meeting holding at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, San Francisco California, from Oct. 9th – 12th.”
Boyede told NAN that it was a privilege for what started as a passion to be recognised internationally.
”I am excited that the World is recognising my work and impact.
”It feels good to be on an international platform as FCLP and also looking forward to the $50,000 grant to do more for the children and help reduce child deaths due to ignorance,” she said.
The paediatrician added that funding has been the foundation’s major challenge, but glad it would be surmounted with the facebook funding.
”We have funding challenges as most of our expenses are being paid for by our volunteers out of pocket.
”Yet, we do projects running into millions of naira annually but, we are happy to do it and happy to receive the grants from Facebook to do more”.
According to her, there were other challenges being faced by the group, but for me the most important is that we are touching lives of children daily all over the world.
”We have grown exponentially to over half a million in just three years and we have been able to do many outreaches touching children online and offline”.
”We have prevented many deaths of children and daily improving child health knowledge which has made us receive awards locally and internationally and have been published in the national dailies, among others.
“I was one of the radiant magazine 2016 women of action and the latest award is being selected by Facebook for its flagship international Facebook Community Fellowship Programme.
“Only two Nigerian communities were selected and ATP is one of them, this is in recognition of the impact of ATP.”
NIGERIA NEWS reports that ATP started as an online Facebook Group on July 20, 2015 by Boyede, Consultant Paediatrician then at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria.
ATP was registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria in July 2017.
Nigerian reacts to Islamization of Africa, boko haram and herdsmen revelation by Olusegun Obasanjo
Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode, has called on erstwhile President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo to divulge more on what he knows about Boko Haram, killer herdsmen and alleged plot to Islamise Nigeria.
The former Aviation Minister made this known in a statement he released to the press. He said the former president remains the only politically articulate in the Southern half of the country and that he understand better the imminent dangers that lurk around the corner for Nigeria.
NIGERIA NEWS report earlier the revelation made by Obasanjo on how BUhari is empowering Boko Haram and Killer herdsmen.
The statement read: “Obasanjo is deeply courageous and his latest contribution that there is an agenda to Fulanise West Africa and Islamise Africa says it all.
“Obasanjo needs say no more. History and posterity will be kind to him for speaking the bitter truth and saying what almost every other southern and Middle Belt politician and leader knows to be true but is too timid and too scared to say publicly.
“With his latest contribution he has vindicated yours truly and many others. I saw this coming in late 2013 and I told the world. Nnamdi Kanu saw it coming in 2014 and he told the world. Asari Dokubo saw it in 2015 and he told the world.
“Afenifere, OPC, YOLICOM, PANDEM, MEND, the Middle Belt Forum, the Niger Delta Avengers, IPOB, MASSOB and Ohaeneze saw it in 2017 and they told the world. The Christian Elders Forum, CAN and the Church saw it in 2018 and they told the world.
“Sadly the world refused to listen, left us on our own and, instead of rising to the occasion and confronting the evil, Nigerians went on bended knee to the powers that be and acted as if they were not saddled with a major problem that was bound to eventually consommé them all. Now they know better even though most of them are still in denial.
“Now they must live with the consequences of their indifference, ignorance, cowardice and stoicism. What a pity.
“It is a tragedy of monumental proportions that a nation that is so blessed with extraordinary human and mineral resources should end up going this way.
Fani Kayode, did not spare former Jigawa governor, Sule Lamido, for attacking Obasanjo and defending President Muhammadu Buhari as he attacked him back.
“I hear one or two people like Sule Lamido are not too happy with what OBJ said and have called him out for saying it. That is sad and unfortunate because Obasanjo has done more for the core north, Lamido’s Fulani tribe and Nigerian unity than any other former President or Head of State in our history. He also fought in a civil war to keep the country together.
“For anybody from the core north to call him names for speaking the truth and baring his mind over what is unfolding in Nigeria today tells you how blinded by power, insensitive and callous some of these people are.
“It is only those that subscribe to the Fulanisation and Islamisation agenda that will criticise or oppose Obasanjo’s observation and describe him as “a bigot” for making them.
“What Obasanjo said was timely and necessary and millions are commending him for it. He spoke the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”
VIDEO: AFCON Mascot pictures and full details
African Cup of Nations, AFCON 2019 organisers on Sunday shows the world the 2019 Mascot with video obtained by this online medium of Facebook
The video was posted on the official account of the football team of the continent a few hours ago as they unveil the 2019 AFCON Mascot in video on Youtube
The Organizing Committee of the 2019 African Cup of Nations has revealed the AFCON 2019 Mascot; The child “Tut” followed by the Pharaoh King Tutankhamun.
The competition for the AFCON 2019 is to start by June 21, about a month from today
The competition will see 24 countries for the first time competing for the cup against
NIGERIA NEWS reports that Cameroon who was initially tipped to hold the competition lost it to Egypt as a result of lack of enough preparation when the supervision officers went for an inspection early January
Earlier, Eypyt and South Africa were considered for the competition but Mohammed Salah country won the bid
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