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High hopes, dreams, aspirations Better life, freedom They are caged in tomorrow Near as it seems Tomorrow never comes Twenty-four ...




High hopes, dreams, aspirations
Better life, freedom
They are caged in tomorrow
Near as it seems
Tomorrow never comes
Twenty-four hours each day
Today's tomorrow becomes today
Just one step-hours

Shall it ever flow? Out of the abundance of the heart The mouth speaketh Out of the deep wells of sorrow

Shall it ever flow?
Out of the abundance of the heart
The mouth speaketh
Out of the deep wells of sorrow

Aimo (Ignorance) Aimo! Each day, a blunt knife is driven through you You do not see it Others do- It is as evident as the sun A bot...

Aimo (Ignorance)
Aimo!
Each day, a blunt knife is driven through you
You do not see it
Others do- It is as evident as the sun
A botch of red behind your white garment
Increasing by day in multiples

PROFILE: Isaac Success is the founder and coordinator of Dreams From The Slum Initiative(DFTSI); a development cum charity project gear...


PROFILE:
Isaac Success is the founder and coordinator of Dreams From The Slum
Initiative(DFTSI); a development cum charity project geared at improving the life of vulnerable children living in remote and

desolate communities through education, empowerment and mentoring. The
Award winning ambassador of the poor masses, also doubles as the CEO of Isaac Success International; a human capital development firm, that is into building human value system. A life transformer, social
activist, humanitarian and philanthropist, he works as consultant and agent to top leading firms and agencies in Nigeria.


WALK THE TALK: Good evening sir, you are welcome to WTT with Akor Emmanuel Oche
ISAAC SUCCESS: Thank You!
WTT: Dreams From The Slum Initiative (DFTSI) has been on the fore front of providing support for less privileged children in Africa. Tell us how it all began.
ISAAC: First I will love to say a big thank you for this opportunity to share with you today. Dreams From The Slum started in 2013, with vivid observation on how children in undeserved communities roam around the street, not going to school, so we decided to do something
about it by taking action.

WTT: I happened to bump into your most recent project "feed
the school children". Apart from this, what other major projects have you
executed since inception?
.
ISAAC: Oh yes! We observed that most children do not go to
school
because of food, while others go to school without eating, and
reports have shown that, children who go to school on empty
stomachs often find it difficult to concentrate, so we provided free meals for
children, aside providing them with their basic school materials and we give scholarships to those out of school. To ensure that the initiative is sustainable, we tend to empower their parents too, so that they can be self empowered and better cater for their
children,
which will prevent them from dropping out of school.
.
WTT: Considering that your NGO is non-profit
oriented, and knowing
that funding often pose a problem to such endeavors. Tell us,
where
and how do you source your funds?
.
ISAAC: We are involved in strategic partnership with other organizations to achieve our goals. While a good number of individuals serve as our ambassadors by supporting when a there is a call, cooperate sponsorship came majorly in materials and we are in dire need of support for us to make more impact.
.
WTT: How do you operate, in terms of location and where to render your services?
.
ISAAC: We work to make the dreams of vulnerable children in Africa a reality. Aside reaching slums in Lagos, Kogi, Delta, Edo and Imo states, we are also reaching slums in Ghana and Uganda.



WTT: At a time when it is most needed, philanthropism is fast fading away in Africa. What, in you view, is responsible for this?

ISAAC: That is why we have sustainability measures for initiatives like ours



WTT: In our sustainability plan, aside sending the children to school, giving scholarships e.t.c we ensure that their parents are trained via our entrepreneurship, cum skill acquisition programmes, and using art education. Last year during the international women's day, one of the single mothers we empowered now makes 70% more profit, than her usual, and can conveniently fend for her children.



WTT: What projects are you working on presently and what are your plans for the future?
ISAAC: We are currently on a mission to build an educational center which will be a school and a library in Araromi Community, Ajegunle, Lagos state, and also working towards enrolling out-of-school children back into schools. We have a vision to have a center in 4years time, a center where children will have access to their basic needs.



WTT: For further enquiries, how do we reach the initiative?
ISAAC: www.dreamsfromthesluminitiative.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/dreamsfromtheslum
www.twitter.com/dreamsfromslum,
www.instagrame.com/dreamsfromtheslum ,
dreamsfromtheslum@gmail.com .
Tel: 07052824587, 07060515189/(sms only).
WTT: Thanks for the time, its a pleasure talking to you.


WALK THE TALK with Akor Emmanuel Oche features on NELOC BLOG and is anchored by NELOC BLOG columnist; Akor Emmanuel Oche. Oche is a Nigerian poet, critic, essayist, and thinker. Email at akor.emmaoche@gmail.com

So here is our question Many years ago, a Law teacher came across a student who was willing to learn but was unable to pay the fees. The s...


So here is our question

Many years ago, a Law teacher came across a student who was willing to learn but was unable to pay the fees. The student struck a deal saying, "I will pay your fee the day I win my first case in the court".

Teacher agreed and proceeded with the law course. When the course was finished and teacher started pestering the student to pay up the fee, the student reminded him of the deal and pushed days.

Fed up with this, the teacher decided to sue the student in the court of law and both of them decided to argue for themselves.
The teacher put forward his argument saying: "If I win this case, as per the court of law, the student has to pay me as the case is about his non-payment of dues. And if I lose the case, the student will still pay me because he would have won his first case... So either way I will get the money".

Equally brilliant, the student argued back saying: "If I win the case, as per the court of law, I don't have to pay anything to the teacher as the case is about my non-payment of dues. And if I lose the case, I don't have to pay him because I haven't won my first case yet.... So either way, I am not going to pay the teacher anything".

This is one of the greatest paradoxes ever recorded.

Who is right and who is the winner?

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