Making Progress on World Goals during the World Cup

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As the World Cup kicked off in Brazil last month, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign announced its newest champion in the fight against malaria: American soccer player DaMarcus Beasley, who played on the U.S. men’s national soccer team at the World Cup.

The star defender committed to donating 25 insecticide-treated bed nets to families in sub-Saharan Africa for every U.S. win in the World Cup, as well as 10 nets for every tie. He also called on U.S. soccer fans to join his challenge and match donations to the campaign. Learn more.

With the eyes of the world in Brazil, the +SocialGood community brought together experts, innovators, and UN representatives to explore how global issues, sports, and social good intersect in a country that is fast emerging as one of the social media capitals of the world. Virtual panels explored how to make progress on issues including climate change and energy, global health, girls’ and women’s empowerment, eradicating poverty, and global partnerships. Watch the panel discussions

Girl Up Leadership SummitIn June, 175 girl leaders from around the world came together for the third annual Girl Up Leadership Summit. Over three days, the girls connected with one another, developed their leadership skills, and deepened their engagement with Girl Up – all with the goal of increasing their impact for girls in developing countries.
Check out highlights from the summit

Entrepreneurs Tackle Global Challenges

At the Global Accelerator event on June 10, the UN Foundation and the UN Department of Public Information brought together UN leaders and over 100 leading entrepreneurs to help find innovative solutions to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges. During the event, the Foundation announced Michael Dell, Founder and CEO of Dell Inc., as its Global Advocate for Entrepreneurship.

Learn more about the Global Accelerator

CHOCOLATE CITY BOSS, AUDU MAIKORI LEADS ENTERTAINMENT SESSION AT WOWE 2ND EDITION AT ORIENTAL HOTEL FROM JULY 26-27TH 2014.

The organisers of the second edition of Nigeria’s leading entrepreneurial event, Women of West Africa Entrepreneurship Conference (WOWe) 2014, Montgomery West Africa, have said the conference would provide a high level networking platform that “connects the most influential women entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and dialogue on issues related to entrepreneurship and leadership.” WOWe, according to the Managing Director, Montgomery West Africa, Tori Abiola, was created as a platform for women entrepreneurs in West Africa as an avenue for them to tap into a wealth of resources, contacts, knowledge and opportunities, irrespective of their backgrounds, connections and vision.

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Chocolate City Boss, Audu Maikori blessed among other women in the panel is leading the session on Entertainment and Media: On the Highway to the Stars, Behind the Scenes alongside other leading entertainment geniuses they include Biola Alabi, Genevieve Nnaji, Ruth Osime, Waje and Sasha.

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Audu is also playing a prominent role by sponsoring a delegate to the event to attend the Conference and 3 Workshops, the person is UN Peace Ambassador, Team Lead of Women in Social Enterprise (WISE-West Africa), Chaste Inegbedion, who has just returned as a delegate to the 4th edition of the Africa CEO Round-Table & Conference on CSR held at the Tinapa in Calabar sponsored by Budgit. Toriola added that “as women continue to play the most significant role in economic development, they need their own economic independence and the skills to grow their businesses to be sustainable and result in growth opportunities.” The conference, scheduled to take place from tomorrow at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos, will attract several female entrepreneurs from various industries such as Information Communication Technology (ICT), Fashion, Oil and Gas, among others.

List of speakers at the conference include Prominent personalities in their fields like Ms Genevieve Nnaji (actress, model, singer, designer), Mrs Onari Duke (Country Director EMPRETEC Nigeria Foundation), Mrs Folake Akindele (Managing Director, Tiffany Amber) and Mrs Bukky George (CEO HealthPlus Pharmacy), to mention a few. Chapel Hill Denham, sponsor of the event, through its Women’s Investment Fund, also revealed that it was proud to be a sponsor of the conference.

Director Investment Management Group, Mrs Ononuju Irukwu, said “we believe WoWe is a great platform for young women entrepreneurs to meet and share experiences while receiving first-hand knowledge from Nigeria’s most successful female entrepreneurs.”

Other major sponsors included Nestlé and First Bank, among others. Promotional Support is provided by Women in Social Enterprise, West Africa.

Kudos and Knocks GREETS THE CLIMAX for CHARITY LOUNGE 10TH EDITION

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The Climax of the Season Ten of Charity Lounge was the adoption of #BringBackOurGirlsAliveNow at the Children Day Celebration held at the Down Syndrome Foundation. Setting the tone and providing the inspiration for this process, renowned Media Practitioner and Executive Board Member of KUTH Foundation, Mr. Francis Chilaka in his keynote address captioned “Essence of Individual Social Responsibility” implored all Nigerians to embrace the act of  Individual Social Responsibility, which he said holds the key to making impact on the lives of especially children with disabilities, who if given equally opportunities will challenge the normal children and help in molding them to become even more responsible citizens.

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The attitudinal change Charity Lounge is effecting in the lives of Future Leaders can only be likened to the tides of a great overflowing river, with its ripples touching both the small and the great alike. Little wonder individuals like Bethia Idoko, Chuka Ofili, Enekweizu’s, L.O, Akeem Babs, Jide Olusanya , Stephen Oguntoyinbo, Mobola Odunbaku and Mass Online media partnered with Creative Five World during its Nigeria-International Children Day Celebration tagged: “Natural Child”. In the words of the Program Director, Down Syndrome Foundation, Ms. Amaka Ogbidi, “We are Proud to be associated with Creative Five World and the man behind the Vision, Mr. Chaste Inegbedion and we hope for further partnerships that would help promote Social Good in the state”.

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While discussing the future of Charity Lounge’s Natural Child and x-raying on its past activities side-by-side its failures and successes so far, the UN Peace Ambassador & man behind Creative Five World owners of the Charity Lounge brand, Mr. Chaste Inegbedion  said it is enviable for those who have been blessed by God to always “Put their wealth Where their Mouth is: A Caring World Shares” he went further to say that “Conceiving an idea could be challenging and seeking the support to actualize it could be Frustrating. However, despite all the challenges, his defiant attitude and resilience could only be described in these words: “One with a heart for those in needs”. He also had something to say to individuals and corporate organisations that in his words do not have integrity when it comes to honoring their pledges:  “If not you, who? If not now, when?”

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The sudden arrival of “The Kurukere Master” Mr. Iyan            ya and his Tripple MG group changed the already charged atmosphere. The kids could not contain their emotions as they frantically held on to him and danced their hearts out to his music. It was a wonderful sight to behold, leaving everyone present in tears. In his words “If Iyanya can make it, you guys can also make it, just keep the hope alive”. He went further to say that his foundation will support them on a monthly basis through the Creative Five World.  

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We are most grateful to all those who supported us namely: DJ FRIZZIE, LINGUINI PHOTOGRAPHY, YAFRICA, PAMCOM, THE CABLE NEWSPAPER, VIVACITY PR, ALIME MEDIA, BELLA NAIJA, IN3K8MEDIA, IYANYA FOUNDATION, KUTH FOUNDATION, MUDI AFRICA, CONNECT NIGERIA, JULIA BLAISE BLOG, LOLADEVILLE,  SCOOP CONCEPTS, BUDGIT, JOBMAG, CENTURY GROUP, SECURE NIGERIA, BARE MOBILE SERVICES, YES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE, TOP CELEBRITY MAGAZINE, OUR LADY QUEEN OF APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH ILUPEJU, FAN MILK, STAY IN SCHOOLNG AND MORE WHO PLEADED ANONYMITY.

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Dear Family,

This may have come in a time when we all are singing a new chorus ‘#bringbackourgirls’, all in a bid to protect the child. Yes, the Chibok might have gain a lot international and local attention yet we still have some challenges associated with the child directly under our nose.

One of such challenge that we tend to ignore, is the management of a child with the down syndrome. Come May 25th 2014, the Children Day Celebration is to support the Down Syndrome Foundation, so i implore you to try and show some love in supporting the child with down syndrome. Attend the #TheNaturalChild edition between 1pm & 4pm of the afore-mentioned date to brighten the Children’s day celebration.

Iyanya (Purple)

We would appreciate your donations of the under listed items physically at the Down Syndrome Foundation 43, Adegoke Street, Surulere, Lagos.  Items that are solicited for includes the following kids Cereals, Jams, Honey, Beverage, Rice, Spaghetti, Detergents, Bathing soap, Bathroom slippers, Toothpaste, Soup Ingredients, Oil (Vegetable/Palm/Soyabean) toothbrush, Tissue papers, Handkerchief, Boxers, Pads, Cakes, wrapped Gift Items (in pack) 150 pieces target school items. Any other thing you think that may have been omitted or you would like to bring i.e. even flowers to plant and come even if you don’t have something to plant.

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Kindly Note: Should you find difficulty in getting any of the above and wish to monetize the item, please call Chaste 08052025238; Ngozi 07061230531 or wunmi 08160002662.