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Supporting Teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supporting Teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teachers are great blessings. For many, the COVID-19 crisis has brought a renewed appreciation for the tremendous role teachers play, as parents grapple with home schooling their children, at this time.

Through the support of our dear partner; the Lebanese Ladies Society, we are delighted we were able to support 10 amazing teachers with bags of food items and toiletries.

Thank you to our wonderful partner for making this a reality.

We shall all get through COVID-19 and come out stronger.

Open Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the United Nations

Dear Friends & NGO Colleagues,

May 2020 is the last month for Non-Governmental Organizations(NGOs) to apply for consultative status with United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), if you wish to be considered by the NGO Committee in 2021.

If you are interested in applying, kindly submit your application and required documents on or before the deadline, ‪June 1, 2020‬.

The following link provides background information, the benefits and instructions on how to apply: https://bit.ly/39OqE71

Best regards,
Bimpe Bamgbose- Martins
Civil Society Representative to the United Nations Department of Global Communications

Giving the Extra Edge!

Giving the Extra Edge!

Dealing with poor self image and the value we place on ourselves is extremely vital to our success.

It was an awesome learning experience for our Change Champions during the 3rd Module of S.M.I.L.E’s Young Leaders Mentoring Program as Mrs Olabisi Ibitayo explained the importance of self love, confidence boosters, removal of mental limitations and the necessary etiquette for proper communication, dressing, dining and social interactions to our young leaders during the session on Self Esteem, Confidence Building, Comportment and Etiquette.

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Power of Teamwork

Power of Teamwork

We are delighted the Change Champions are learning to work well together and now understand teamwork is a crucial part of success and goal attainment.

During the break out session of module 2, they had a great time discussing plans for their Wednesday fieldwork and school projects with their School Counselors and Youth Mentors.

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Speak to Lead!

Speak to Lead!

One of the major ways leaders influence people is through communication, and public speaking is an integral form of leadership communication. So during the module 2, the Change Champions were not only equipped with the relevant Public Speaking and Presentation skills but were given the stage to “walk to the talk”.

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Leaders With A Difference

Leaders With A Difference!

It was another exciting Saturday with the 2020 Change Champions as the module 2 equipped them with essential knowledge and skills for Leadership and Mentoring, Personal Branding, Public Speaking and Time Management.

Many thanks to our sterling facilitators of the day – Mrs. Bimpe Bamgbose-Martins and Mr. Abiola Adedeji, for their down to earth and highly transforming sessions.

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Set to soar!

Celebrating another one of our new scholarship beneficiaries who matriculated into the University of Ilorin yesterday to study Accounting.

Congratulations to you Blessing.

We wish you good success, keep making S.M.I.L.E proud.

Special thanks to our amazing sponsors and partners for donating generously to our Facebook scholarship support fundraiser, thereby helping to secure the next academic year and shape the future of young people through education.

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Celebrating A Kind Heart

It was a moment of AWE for Tolulope as she received the gifts sent to her by our beloved partner, a woman with a very kind heart, Julie Groke.

Though in the USA, Julie has been supporting Tolulope since 2019 by first providing a brand new sewing machine for her fashion business and now sending a box of goodies.

On behalf of your Nigerian daughter, we say a very big thank you, Julie

Love you, loads and Happy Birthday !