Project Send a Child to School is a Community Development Project which is part of the leadership mentoring process for Emerging Nigerian Leaders.
- To help vulnerable children get educated thereby reducing future illiteracy.
- To help prevent students from becoming drop outs as much as possible.
- To help bring about orientation on ethical values in the mind set of our candidates.
- To carry out educational campaign on ethics in schools.
- To help in resolving issues that is affecting the education of our candidates in their families.
The art of mushroom cultivation in Africa especially in Nigeria is still relegated to picking from the bush and due to changes in seasons, its demand is always higher than supply and there is the risk of locals picking poisonous mushrooms for urban consumption. Harvesting of mushrooms from the bush also have the additional risk of locals being bitten by snakes or attacked by various animals in the bush. These and some other factors are some of the reasons why there is a real shortage of this food product in the Nigerian market.Innovative oyster mushroom farming is all about using agricultural waste such as sawdust, maize stalks, dried grasses, leaves etc. to produce edible and organic oyster mushroom by providing the natural conditions needed for the mushrooms to grow in a controlled environment. Oyster mushrooms are food products that can be substituted for meat, eggs, fish etc. It is a good source of protein and unlike red meat and eggs, it has no fat but helps the body in reducing cholesterol level. It also contains essential vitamins that fights against cancerous cell and this makes it ideal for the elderly, vegetarians, weight watchers and basically everybody.
PRISCILLA CHIBUZOR IGWE
Looking at the current situation in our beloved country Nigeria, formal education is considered indispensable. But daily, more children have been denied the basic rights of securing their future through education. Most vulnerable children in rural settlements are endangered daily due to the lack of proper education. Hence Nigeria has a record of about ten million primary school dropouts annually.If primary school is the first formal and obligatory school which is a requisite in educational pursuit, why do we have primary school dropouts? So, who is a primary school dropout?
Dropout from primary schools means not completing primary education which usually begins with kindergarten and ends at fifth or sixth grade (primary 5 or 6). Many kids in Ebonyi state have been unable to complete this fundamental stage of education and so couldn’t continue with further educational training.
OKORO MAGDELENE NNENNA
I am committed to enlightening people on the Consequences of Environmental Pollution (CEP) – based on Refuse Dumping. Vividly, most public roads are now refuse dumps. Refuse lies along major roads and streets which in no small measure constitute health problems to the majority of the populace in our country. People heap refuse near their homes and along the roads. The refuse decays and becomes environmental pollution.
As a result of large population in our areas, Aba precisely, the refuse and waste have gotten so much and the disposal is badly managed, the city is now popularly known as a ‘Dirty City’. This is because everywhere is littered with refuse and waste materials, this in no small way acts as agent in spreading diseases. This was the cause of the cholera epidemic in 1998. It was widely reported in the international media, that FIFA had to withdraw the soccer hosting in Nigeria. That was a national disgrace.
OPARAH AUGUSTINE CHIDERA
There’s the urgent need for Nigerians to have a radical shift from total dependence on government for job to entrepreneurship. One of such attractive areas for self-employment is snail farming. Heliculture is a great money-spinning business and a substantial source of protein to complement Nigerian carbohydrate meals. Sadly Nigerians’ inclination to go into same business fields where thousands have already made their fortune has led to the utter neglect of such lucrative area of snail farming in Nigeria.
Heliculture (Snail farming) is the process of raising snails either in an intensive or free range environment, thus making them feel as if they are in their natural habitat, this is done because of its economic values (meat, manufacturing and financial befits) others are its aesthetics (beauty, decoration and research) purposes. A snailery is a housing structure where snails are bred.