Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Two Steps To Securing Your Child's Future

The most important steps any parent can take to guarantee their children's future can be summed up in two statements:

1. Prepare the future for your child.

2. Prepare your child for the future.

The importance of the first step is to give hope, assurance and confidence to your child that there is a future so bright and blossoming for him/her to look forward to and strive to attain.

While the relevance for the second step is to develop the child's innate ability, skills and knowledge through proper parenting, quality education and continuous mentoring so as to enable him/her to not only anticicipate a beautiful future but importantly to possess an adequate measure of understanding of how to manage his/her own future effectively and make the best out of it.

Keep on learning, keep on succeeding!

Written by:
Ebenezer O. Akinrinade

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

7 Steps to Overcoming Arithmophobia (by Thato Makhutle)

"Arithmophobia is simply defined as the fear of Mathematics."

Here below are the Seven Steps to Overcoming Arithmophobia as shared by Thato Makhutle (Mathematician, Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur & Inventor)

Start by solving six (6) simple math problems that you understand a day, everyday.

Every time you approach a problem, repeat the following words: "This is simple"

BE WILLING TO LEARN! Practice what you have learned the same day. Repeat the sequence.

Challenge yourself by increasing the 6 day rule, have someone that will teach you one on one.

Develop your own way of solving problems, everyone has their own unique way.

Practice everyday. Try using mathematical models to everyday life as much as possible.

Define the activities of the world through mathematics. TEACH OTHERS!

Que: Is it true that some people are naturally/genetically born to be a Mathematics genius?

ANS: Yes it is true to an extent. However, one is teachable depending on their willingness to learn

Que: Do you think we have enough motivated teachers in schools, especially Africa?

ANS: We have thought leaders, we need to motivate our future leaders from a very young age, teach them how simple it is.

Final Advice:
Lastly, learn to love math. It's really simple!!

Follow the discussion by searching for the hashtag #MathsClinic

[This is a summary of a twitter chat hosted on April 8th, 2014 (11am - 12noon) by @gent2smile & @brainyeducare1 (Lagos, Nigeria) with special guest @ThatoMakhutle (Johannesburg, South Africa)]

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Our dear little girl

Is now a teen

Or a lady, I should say.

To her sibling,

She's one of many blessings.

To the world,

She's one of many rare gift.

She's a fine poet

Skillful at weaving words like cotton

Molding and shaping them into pattern.

Our little girl is longer timid

She now speak of many wise things

Bringing strong men to their knees,

Making the ignorant sit to think,

And the heavens rise to their feet.

Indeed, you're a blessing and a gift.

Time has changed, and so have you.

(Dedicated to @OluKemsola on her birthday)

Written & Authored by:
Ebenezer O. Akinrinade (CYFI Fellow '12)

|Social Worker |Poet |Editor |Social Media Strategist |Youth & Child Advocate


FB: Ebenezer OlaSunkanmi Akinrinade
Twitter: @gent2smile

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014


The limits unbroken
The boundaries unsurpassed
The weeping that endured
The unending trials
Right here, they end.

Your sunlight
Upon the sky, risen
Your dark clouds,
Beneath the sky, hidden
Can you see it?

All things bright
All things beautiful
The joyous
The wondrous
The miraculous

Your desires
Your prayers
Your wishes
Here they are
Packaged in April
Delivered to you.

May this month, April
With all its newness
Lead you, not to peril
But in the path of greatness!

Welcome to April.

Written & Authored by:
Ebenezer O. Akinrinade (CYFI Fellow)
|Social Worker | Poet | Editor | Social Media Strategist |


FB: Ebenezer OlaSunkanmi Akinrinade
Twitter: @gent2smile

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