Almajiri: Declare child destitution, begging national emergency, Reps tell FG

Members of the House of Representatives have asked the federal government to declare child destitution and begging a national emergency. They also called on the governments at all levels to ensure that children were provided with opportunities to access basic education as guaranteed by the United Nations Convention;  While urging the Federal Ministry of Education to integrate the Almajiri Education …

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NGE to offer scholarships to children in IDPs camps

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) says it plans to offer scholarships to children in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the country. President of the NGE, Mrs Funke Egbemode, disclosed this on Thursday at the opening of the 13th All Nigeria Editors’ Conference and Extraordinary Convention holding in Port Harcourt. Egbomode said the gesture was part of the Guild’s …

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Nurturing Children’s Language Skills Could Help Shield Them From Depression

At the earliest stages of development, kids learn language by interacting with parents, through being read to and listening to conversations in which they aren’t involved. These language skills will prove critical to forming relationships with family and peers as they grow. And recent research suggests stimulating this type of early language development in the home environment may help reduce …

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