Time out with the Emmanuel and Rachael Foundation

Hey guys, hope you had a pleasant weekend?   From us at The Big Sister Initiative, we sure had a fun, interactive and educative time with the students of the E&R foundation. The event held at the Lagos State Arbitration Centre, Lekki and we went there with a goal in mind – Encourage the participants to create a positive self-confident brand for themselves.

 We started the session with the Tissue Game, See video below:

Then we proceeded to our Hot topics. The participants were super excited. The topics were split in two: Career Development and Relationships.

On Career Development, we established that Career can be described as an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress. The participants were encouraged to discover their natural interests, start volunteering, Internship and improving on their skills. We explored the concept of Brain work and encouraged the participants to start reading while setting goals for themselves such as Learning a new word each week and  building their resume.

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On Relationships, the participants were encouraged to see relationships as the way in which two or more people or things are connected, or the state of being connected. This includes interactions with teachers, guardians, friends, siblings, parents etc. The keys to healthy relationships are respect, honesty, trust, equality, and good communication. We highlighted the importance of boundaries and advised the participants to talk with a trusted parent/guardian/TBSI about your relationships where they feel uncomfortable/ threatened.


We rounded off the Hot Topics by highlighting role models we believe can positively inspire our participants: Tara Fela-Durotoye, Ibukun Awosika, Shonda Rhimes, Malala Yousifazi, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Arunma Oteh, Zuriel Oluwole, Deola Sagoe, Mo Abudu, Bolanle Austen-Peters amongst others.

The kids sure had a lovely time with us and we are ever thankful for the opportunity.




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