Sunday, 10 April 2016

How To Lose A Good Girl On The First Date



"Jibowu wa!" and I was thrown out of the bus, sprawling on the tarmac, with my hands bearing my weight and my bag toppling over. Gapers gathered. Sorries mounted. They helped me up, dusted my side and scolded the driver who had not let me fully alight before hitting his accelerator. The driver couldn't care less. He zoomed off as soon as he saw me get back to my feet. I got into a Maruwa going to Ojuelegba. I had a date.

I had promised to be there on time, but traffic was terrible. I knew I was never going to make it to Shoprite in time. In order to keep my word, I flagged down a commercial Power Bike. It was drizzling but I thought I could pull it off. As soon as we'd hit the road, the rain came down in buckets. I wanted to ask the biker to stop but he was ambitious, meandering his way through the traffic jam.

I got off the bike with my chiffon dress gummed to my body, eyes red from tears and hair damp and scruffy. I knew I looked awful. As I entered the mall, I made a beeline to the rest room hoping to be able to get myself dry with the automatic driers. It didn't work. I came out and guess what? My date hadn't even arrived.

I felt betrayed, to have gone through all that hell just to make sure to keep to my word that I'd make it there on time, even having to break the number one girl rule that says it's better to appear late, than appear ugly, and then my date hadn't made an effort to be there before me. I didn't need any other preaching. I had already made up my mind to date this guy only when pigs fly.

When he finally arrived and I told him all I had to go through to be there, he tried to give me a pep talk. I managed to take an ice cream and chat a little but I was just going through the motions. I knew there wasn't ever going to be a second date.




Radiant~ April 2016


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Training For Your House Keeper (Starts April 18, 2016)



Many people who take care of the home and provide care giving services to children have no real training for the roles. This poses a significant risk as they may not know what it means to render basic first aid, maintain proper hygiene and have basic communication skill for the day to day assignments where they are employed.

In line with this, Dewdrop Institute, the training arm of Dewdrop Foundation is bringing a well-packaged 3 months training course which will give participants skills in the following areas: Safety and Protection in Care Practice, Communication Skills, Diversity and Stereotyping, Health, Hygiene and Nutrition Management, First Aid Skills, etc.

Participants will be tutored by facilitators with decades of experience in health and social care in and outside Nigeria. Upon successful completion of the training the trainees will be issued a globally recognized certificate from City and Guilds, London.

The certificate will further afford them professional assistance from Dew drop Institute and will also help them further their careers in the field of care giving.

This training programme is meant for: nurses, young school leavers, domestic staff, crèche teachers, primary and secondary school teachers, early retirees e.t.c.

The programme is packaged in a flexible way to suit every schedule and help them maximize what the programme offers.

The morning session runs from 9am to 12pm while the afternoon session runs from 1pm to 4pm. The classes will hold at No. 20 Dar Es Salaam street, Wuse II, Abuja starting from 18th of April, 2016.

To pick a form for 500 , please call Judith on 09080161319 or send an email to Institute@dewdropfoundation.org