A session at the forum, co-hosted by the Global Business Coalition for Education was dedicated towards the ‘New Vision for Education’. With an insightful coordination by Sarah Brown, Executive Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education, the session focused – among other things – on discussing strategies to reshape education for Africa’s sustainable long-term growth and competitiveness, by exploring approaches to define the education-employment gap, determine effective distribution infrastructure, deliver education through technology and fund education for growth. You can read my reflection here.
Another important highlight of the World Economic Forum was the launch of the Safe Schools initiative by the United Nations Special Envoy on Global Education, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown and the Nigerian business community.
|Damola Morenikeji and Gordon Brown at #WEFAfrica|
I am disturbed that not only are there still conflicting data as to the number of girls – any of whom could have been our sister, daughter, niece or cousin – abducted, but the adverse effect of that incident on qualitative education and learning.
|Bring Back Our Girls|
The Nigerian government should – if need be – involve other stakeholders in proffering a solution to this menace. Result oriented actions have to be taken urgently. The inaction, or late actions of all concerned tend to pose serious danger to national security, security of our collective lives and properties, and may make our environment devoid of increased creativity, fueling ignorance, illiteracy and poverty.
The life of every young person is important to our future; I remain highly hopeful that we will bring back our girls.
‘It is always renewing thinking about my thoughts. Sometimes, I sigh. Other times, i smile and laugh at myself.’
However, the best laughter is let out when the thought, backed up with divinely guided actions produces tremendous results. – Damola Morenikeji
#ScaleUp your thought; it is possible!
Question: What measures do you take to renew your mind? Share with me via mail, Facebook or Twitter.
Today, on International Women Day (#IWD2014), I celebrate ‘every’ woman who believes in, and recognizes the wisdom, beauty, strength and identity she possesses; every woman who upholds the values entrenched in love and empathy, every woman who sticks to speaking the truth and doing what is right – even when it is difficult.
Today, I celebrate every woman who – though is faced with awkward challenges – finds strength and understands that there is a lesson to be learnt; every woman who – though experiences pain – is committed to the process of her physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual healing. I celebrate every woman – regardless of age category – who lives a life of honour and integrity.
I agree that #success is not just about what you accomplish / achieve solely in your life, it is also about what you inspire others to do.
One of the best instruments to inspire / influence others positively is your ears and deeds, not only your tongue.
How do you define success?
Appreciation is one value i cherish and live with. Daily, I appreciate God for the gift of life, and for connecting me with myself and others. Do you know what joy it brings when you explore things about yourself in ways you do not expect? One of my greatest joy is realizing that a life positively lived can influence others to talk the horns of their lives, and work on it consciously to create positive change in their communities.
While taking the route of appreciation – once again – I appreciate everyone I have come across till date. I appreciate all readers, subscribers and members of my online community.
In as much as communication is important, listening is more important. Communication is faulty, if listening is phorny or ingenuine. I have witnessed several occasions when hearing, rather than listening is the order of the day. Thus, the essence of this post to challenge us to evaluate our listening quotients.