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Championing Green Skills for Nigerian Youth: Paving the Path to a Sustainable Future

By: Sanni Alausa-Issa About a decade ago, climate change seemed like a distant threat. Today, it is an urgent reality. With the world’s future in the youth’s hands, their role in shaping a sustainable future cannot be overstated. In the mood of this year’s International Youth Day under the theme “Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World”, we must spotlight Nigeria’s immense potential and the promise young people bring to it. Fostering Green Skills […]

Call for YouthGovTracka Youth Focal Points in the 36 States of the Federation

Introduction: Are you a dedicated and passionate young individual seeking to positively impact your community and hold elected officials accountable for their promises? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! The Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative (BBYDI) is launching the YouthGovTracka project and is searching for enthusiastic and committed Youth Focal Points in all 36 states of Nigeria. About BBYDI Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative (BBYDI) is a youth-led non-profit organisation dedicated to […]

Nigeria’s Neglected Healthcare: Likpata’s Struggle and the Government’s Responsibility

In Likpata, a rural community nestled in the Kwara state, Nigeria, lies a healthcare centre that tells a heartbreaking tale of government negligence and crumbling infrastructure. The Likpata Primary Healthcare Center, once a symbol of hope and healing, now stands in ruins, its decaying state reflecting years of neglect, insufficient maintenance, and inadequate funding. Imagine a place that was established over three decades ago with the noble purpose of providing essential healthcare services to the […]

Unearthing Opportunities: The Transformative Journey of Artisanal Mining in Lade, Kwara State, Nigeria

An extraordinary transformation has occurred in the small community of Lade, located in the Patigi local government area of Kwara State in North Central Nigeria. Once a thriving agrarian community, the local farmers have turned their attention to something surprising: artisanal mining. Their goal is to tap into the rich mineral deposits hidden beneath the soil and reap the benefits they offer. For generations, the people of Lade relied on farming as their primary source […]

Nigerian Farmers in Likpata Embrace Dry Season Farming: Thriving in the Face of Climate Change.

In Likpata, a community located in Edu local government area of Kwara State, North Central Nigeria, farmers courageously tackle climate change challenges by embracing innovative farming practices during the dry season. Despite facing perennial flooding due to massive rainfall and the overflow of the river Niger, these resilient farmers have found ways to sustain their livelihoods. Traditionally, the farming season in Likpata ran from May to September, with the farmers relying on the rainy season […]

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