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Converse Africa is a movement with a focus on developing the African youth's consciousness, telling Africa's stories for change.
This edition of Growing up evaluates the impact that an adult literacy programme is having on the Early childhood development stage of children in Kwara state Nigeria. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/478863153" params="color=#870505&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]

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Its the season of the king of all sports, as its been dubbed by the massive fans due to its huge following. Its the world cup which has got not only adults, but children themselves excited! and hence on this edition of GROWING UP titled "PLAY" I take a...
The grey areas in the operation of the foster care system and Child labour practice as operable in many african societies, continues to make child labour, child abuse and trafficking a subject matter for hot debate. The view that providing care for an underaged child and meeting their needs...
In 2017, the International Labour Organisation, ILO, pegged over 168 million children as being engaged in child-labour across the globe, saying eighty-five million of them do hazardous work. The number of working children under the age of 14 in Nigeria is estimated at 15 million. A larger percentage are...
According to UNICEF, approximately 7 million children are born in Nigeria every year and, according to the 2014 National Nutrition and Health Survey, only 25 per cent are exclusively breastfed from 0-6 months of age. To some extent, the reason for this drop after the first 3 months is...
The importance of Immunization and Nutrition go hand in hand in ensuring effective health delivery for babies and children, and one without the other can mean an exercise in futility if not properly adhered to. In this programme, I explore, the relationship between "Nutrition and Vaccines" [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/566159586" params="color=#870505&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true" width="100%"...
At a press briefing of journalists in Kwara state, journalists are briefed about a recurring epidemic which the state has once again had to swiftly tackle with all hands on deck. Its about the recent Yellow fever, Lassa fever, and Polio virus outbreak amongst whose latest victim was a...
First aired early 2018, Begging to live tells the story of Koro Afoju which has been in existence for over 150 years with a unique feature. It is a community of beggars who have inter- married and birth children who like their parents, also must take to the streets...
With over 11 million stunted children, Nigeria is confronted with the daunting challenge of malnutrition and ranks second behind India among countries with the highest number of stunted children globally. With the situation on ground, the advocacy for home grown solutions is gradually gaining dominance, especially in view of cuts...
According to UNICEF, nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition, translating into the loss of about 3 million young lives a year. Undernutrition puts children at greater risk of dying from common infections, increases the frequency and severity of such infections, and delays...
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