PETER TABICHI FROM KENYA WINS WORLDS BEST TEACHER & 1 MILLION DOLLARS

Meet Peter Tabichi, winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2019

The winner of the 2019 US $1 million prize was announced on stage by movie star Hugh Jackman.

Peter was chosen from our top 10 finalists who come from all corners of the globe. From teaching in remote towns and villages to inner-city schools, they advocate for inclusivity and for child rights, integrate migrants into the classrooms, and nurture their students’ abilities and confidence using music, technology, robotics and science.

Peter has dedicated his life to helping others. He gives 80% of his teaching salary to local community projects, including education, sustainable agriculture and peace-building.

He’s changed the lives of his students in many ways, including the introduction of science clubs and the promotion of peace between different ethnic groups and religions. He has also helped to address food insecurity among the wider community in the famine-prone Rift Valley.

SOURCE

GLOBAL TEACHER PRIZE WEBSITE

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PRESS RELEASE: Enrolment of All Nigerians in the National Identity Database (NIDB) Commences:-

PRESS RELEASE: Enrolment of All Nigerians in the National Identity Database (NIDB) Commences:-
Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Worldwide (NIDOWW), in collaboration with various Nigerian organizations in the Diaspora, will commence the mobilization of all Nigerians for enrolment into the National Identity Database (NIDB) starting from the 30 March 2019.

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK ,ABA GRAHAM FROM SIERRA LEONE – INSPIRATIONAL MOTIVATOR

An Inspirational Motivator and Cross-cultural Engagement Consultant.

Educating Services and Communities.

  • To develop a conscious mind about Equality and its impact.
  • About Safeguarding and Harmful practices such as FGM
  • Asset Mapping untapped potential
  • Women and girls advocate

History

Post Graduate in Crime and Criminal Justice, based in Stockport, works nationally. Spent over 25 years pressing for change.

Community advocator, I createengagement platforms to start a conversation about equality in practice. This includes ‘awareness raising events’, and educating people about the common good.

Director -Truth Be Told Production 2018

Director – Aspiring Boldly Associates CIC, Cross cultural Engagement.  2018

Founder – Nexus Equality Network 2012

Founder – Stockport Race Equality Partnership, 2017

Founder – Ebony and Ivory Community organisation 2009

Founding member and Vice – Mama Health and Poverty Partnership (MHaPP) 2018

Committee member – Migrant International Refugee Orchestra 2015

Volunteer Member – Filia 2018

Wellbeing Co-ordinator 2016

Equality advocate 25 years

 

Awards

Inspirational Award winner GM-BME Network 2013,

Finalist National Diversity Awards for Race 2018.

 

Featured

Manchester Evening News – Racial inequality is still a massive problem in Greater Manchester May 2017

Ch4 News Races Disparity Audit October 2017

Sky news – Will Meghan and Harry’s wedding change views on racism and diversity, May 2018

Community Researcher

Jam and Justice – Everyday Politics Manchester University December 2018

I Spent 10 years working within Her Majesty’s Prison Service as an Equality Manager, re-educating and pushing the Equality agenda so that prisoners were treated fairly. My work importantly creates a platform for those who are marginalized, or disadvantaged to aspire to do well.

Founder of Nexus a representative network bringing various organisations together in partnership to look at Equality in practice, in line with the ‘protected characteristics’ of the Equality Act 2010. The aim is to ensure that local people can express and resolve social inequality and injustice through dialogue and ideas. Those same obstacles gave me an opportunity to become an ‘everyday change maker’. I intend continue to add value to the integration discourse,particularly exploring the fragmentation of service provision for Refugee Communities, their Wellbeing, and the dichotomy of the integration agenda and its impact on lost identity.Specialise in all things equality, including Safeguarding the African perspective, Harmful practice, bespoke training, motivational speaking, Cross cultural Engagement etc.…..

Email aba-g@aspiringboldlyassociates.org

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“THE BEAUTY IN THE DARK” BY TONY TOKUNBO ETEKA FERNANDEZ – AS PART OF WORLD POETRY DAY

THE BEAUTY IN THE DARK

 

Last night I felt the beauty in the dark,
Warm whispers spelt upon the mystery of a stream,
And in the stillness of the night,
I kissed the moon,
For lost children wonder upon the valleys of this earth.Last Night I swayed amongst the rivers of a life,
And through the thunders I found your smile,
But in the silence of your eyes you said goodnight,
And in the richness of your grasp I felt a cry.But Africa,
In the spirit of your song,
I knew your shadow,
And in the richness of your grace I took that train,
For the howling drums in my Mothers backyard
Awakes my spirit,
And In the corners of your eyes,
I have shared a story.
A dream … A life…But now it is dark, and I cannot see you,
And the Voices from my elders begin to drown,
Now it is late and I cannot hear you,
For time separates the marshlands of this open forest,
Where the breasts of this earth
Feed the souls of my many brothers.Tonight I drank music in a foreign lake,
I sang history on an empty shore,
And when I danced the trees began to shiver,
For the Voices in my dark,
Became too dark… too firm… too realThe night is young and beautiful,
The shadows are still wandering in their hundreds,
From a distance I hear the crows of the cock,
And so I danced,
For in your story,
Life found a new voice
And In your glory hope found a new song.

Copyright ©  Tony Tokunbo Fernandez

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5 GOOD REASONS TO VISIT NIGERIA- BY TONY TOKUNBO ETEKA FERNANDEZ

FIVE GOOD REASONS T O VISIT NIGERIA

 

  1. Nigeria is not only the most populous Black country in the world, it is also a melting pot of amazing business entrepreneurs,  world class musicians/performing artists  and self made achievers  from all works of life,  TODAY, Nigeria boasts of the Richest Black Man in the world  – Aliko Dangote as well as The richest Black woman in the world – Folurunsho Alakija

 

  1. Nigeria is the home of Africa, s biggest street Party Carnival – THE CALABAR CARNIVAL – An annual celebration which takes place in December, attracting visitors and tourists from many countries around the world. If you happen to visit Nigeria in December, do not miss the Calabar Carnival which takes place in Calabar, South South Nigeria

 

  1. Nigeria is very rich and blessed with so much history, culture and customs, but also this history and culture is so diverse considering this is a nation of over 250 languages. Visitors who come to Nigeria are always so overwhelmed with the range and the wealth of its history

 

  1. Nigerians are generally warm, homely, vibrant, positive and full of life. The spirit behind the warmth of this great people will be enough to open your heart to a complete new world that you have never discovered. Some people describe Nigerians as the happiest people on earth.

 

  1. If you love good food then you will not be disappointed, for Nigeria is the home of some of the healthiest and most exotic foods on earth. The variety ranges from Edika Ikong and afang from the South South, to other exciting cuisines such as Egusi, Nkwobi, Banga, Ogbonno, Oha and so much more

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OYEDOKUN PENAWD WINS BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST FOR FEBRUARY 2019

“What shall I say, unto the Lord, all I have to say, is thank you Lord. Thank you Lord, thank you Lord, all I have to say, is thank you Lord.”
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To my Lord my God I give him all the praise.
I got to know about BPPC in my early days as a 100 level students in the tertiary institution. I submitted. And I didn’t make it to the top ten, let alone win.
Since then, I’d been submitting for BPPC at least once or twice in a year. But I wouldn’t just make the top ten.
During FEAST OF WORDS, 2017. I saw that the anthology was been distributed to poets. And I was closed to tears. Like, what actually is going on with me. But I said to myself, next year, my poem must be there.
I submitted for some months as well. And during FEAST OF WORDS 2018, anthology for that year was distributed. And lo and behold, my poem wasn’t there. I collected it, and told two of my friends that I didn’t make it again. I told myself again. Next year, it will be there.
Late last year, I got to meet Sir Ogedengbe Tolu Impact to give him the certificate I collected on his behalf, being the winner of one of the months. We talked around Iwo-Road, till he was set to leave for Ife. Most of the things he exposed me to that day, I held them firmly. It’s more or less like a challenge to me. And I promised him I will do my best.
February 19, 2019. Sir Akinlabi Lolade told me BPPC is out. Humanly speaking, I felt depressed. But I summoned courage and told him, “I’m winning this”. I started preparing like never before. And thank God, the theme was something suitable for me at that moment. I didn’t rush it. Brainstormed. Prayed along. Finished. Prayed. Then submitted.
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Long story cut short, God has just done it. I won the February Edition of BPPC, 2019. One significant thing here is that, I’d been submitting since my 100 level days. I never got shortlisted, let alone won. But now that I just finished my first degree, God did it.
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This is GRACE. Thank you WRR. Thank you Brigitte Poirson. Thank you Sir Tolu Impact for the words of challenge. Thank you Sir Akinlabi Ololade for the words of encouragement. And to my sincere colleagues who helped me for the proofread, thank you all.
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This particular poem is a piece born out of emotion and dreams. That’s why I live for poetry. And I’m glad such has gotten its fulfillment. This is another world for me.
I DEDICATE THIS TO ALL LOVERS OF ART. AND ALL THOSE WHO HAVE PASSION FOR POETRY, SEEING THE BETTER FUTURE IN IT. LET’S STAY BELIEVING.
Celebrating this together, please, let’s go and download the chapbook. The top finalists’ poems are there. So also the top 30. This is Divine Grace.
https://www.wrr.ng/download/the-feat-chapbook/

Thank you.

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WE WILL BE ON DISPLAY THIS SATURDAY 23RD OF MARCH AT SUNBRIDGE WELLS IN BRADFORD

Dear Family and Friends,

We are pleased to inform you that our products will be on display at The exclusive SUNBRIDGE WELLS, Bradford, West Yorkshire this Saturday the 23rd of March , FEEL FREE TO COME OUT AND CHECK OUR STAND ON THE DAY, but most importantly , FEEL FREE TO COME AND CHECK OUT WHATS ON DISPLAY, FROM OTHER AMAZING INDEPENDENT TRADERS/ENTREPRENEURS ON THE DAY and you will not regret it,
To find out more about the Sunbridge Well Brand, visit their website today at www.sunbridgewells.com

MY SERVICES IN THE MONTH OF MARCH – CONTACT ME TODAY FOR MORE INFO
MC Hosting for Corporate functions, Business expos and Weddings (EUROPE AND AFRICA)
Social media promotion for Entrepreneurs, Start up businesses, social events and campaigns
Inspirational Talks for Educational Institutions, Community groups and Churches (EUROPE AND AFRICA)
Talks and Video Presentations on themes related to West African History and Black History (EUROPE AND THE STATES)
CONTACT US TODAY ON +447882809005 TO MAKE A BOOKING, OR DROP US AN EMAIL : afripoet@gmail.com
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