Adding Value in Your Workplace

“We’re getting better, daring for more, building more confidence, more networks, more value everyday!” – Love Aludo

 

Every time you contribute to the success of an organisation, you contribute to yours.

You’re a high-flyer
You’re a go-getter
You’re an extra-miler
You got wealth of experience,
You’re a trouble-shooter.

It really is about you,
So pursue excellence and enjoy the journey.

#SHIPCampaign #WorkLifeSHIP #SHIPAfrica #Work #Job#Worklifebalance #WorkLife

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Getting Your Life Back

If you get so bent out of shape that you forget who you are, at least don’t forget who God is.

Scriptures say that they that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits, stay strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

If things don’t work out this time, who knows, they could work out the next time, and if this particular endeavour still yields nothing, don’t get mad, don’t get mad at God, don’t be mad at yourself, this heavenly Father knows how to make it up to you, and He will.

So go back out there, don’t quit, put your make up on, get your hair ready, face the world, look straight in the mirror and remind yourself of whose daughter/son you are.

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#SHIPAfrica Scholarship: Letter to the Finalists

 

 

 

A few hours to announce the Winner of the #SHIPAfrica #SHIPCampaign Scholarship and I wrote this email to all of the five finalists:

 

Dear Candidate,

This message is personally from Love.

I really want to let you all know that I am proud of you beyond words, Uzoma, Obende, Sunday, Ifeoluwa and Martha (in no particular order).

I wish that I had increased the number of winners and I still wish I could give a consolation prize.

But you do not need to be consoled. There is no loser. You are with me and you should know that you have someone to talk to if you need any assistance. I do not have all the answers, I am a student just like you. I know what it feels like to study in Nigeria and how frustrating the system can be sometimes. Studying abroad really opened my eyes to many things and I know that it is possible to replicate some of the best practices at home.

I loved all your essays and you are all winners.

I have tried as much as possible to get you nothing but the best mentors. Not just mentors that I could reach but mentors who are objectively the best in their field and in mentoring young people and doing great things for Africa and that I feel honoured to know.

The goal is such that you will value your mentors more highly than the N100,000 and whoever wins will also feel more accomplished knowing that they have been assigned to a certain mentor, than basing their accomplishment on the cash prize.

The judges keep sending in comments and recommendations and I can tell you, as a thing of pride, that you people have made it very difficult to pick a winner. I want you to see the cash money as a trophy (whoever wins it), the mentors are the real prize!

Here is a list of the mentors, you will each be assigned to one.

  • Anne Ezeh
  • Linus Okorie
  • Ayo Adegboye
  • Rex Idaminabo
  • Dr. Mininim Oseji*

One mentor is yet to respond, hence the 4 names above (*honoured to say that 6am this morning, Sunday morning, Dr Oseji replied my message, sent to her just yesterday). You can do your research on them and let me know if you have any particular preference. However, we have analysed your profiles and locations and may have to assign you based on the mentor we feel would match your profile and your future projects. The mentorship process will start in September/October since most of the mentors have to travel for the summer or for conferences.

Be nice to them. Show them what you are made of, let them know you are ready. For some of you, this is the beginning of a life-long partnership, for some of you, the mentors may just give you  a few words of advise and the link will be cut off. But these are very busy people and I hope you understand. These are people who have believed in me and watched me grow. The speed of their positive response to mentor you is beyond me, and I hope you make them feel proud to know you, and not just the other way round. I have bragged about you to them, keep doing Africa proud!

 

Thank you and Kind regards,

Love

 

Let’s chat…You, Me, And a Camera!

Our first interview is at 1:30pm with the top video entry, but let’s see.

 

We had great essays too, OMG 😲 😵, Nigeria, behold your thinkers!!! Your Researchers!!! The people who will lead you to a  better future, if you give them a chance!

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The banner currently on the Facebook Page “Gourmet French” soon to change, the name, lol, not the banner

I am really excited, I hope that I am not disapointed, but I am definitely sure that these top 5 will impress our mentors. Oh, that reminds me, I need to get in touch with the mentors..but my exams 😭 😓 😪 o no, so much to do, God help me.

And congratulations to our finalists, although they may never see this blog..hehehe

 

NEVER SAY NEVER 😈

Alright, have a lovely day.

SAVE FOOD, SELL BRAINS!!!

One of the ways Nigeria can stay ahead or keep pace with Energy and I.T innovations around the world, is by maximising the time and potentials of our youths.

Our young ones and students are very innovative, industrious, quick to learn. They just need an opportunity, someone to believe in them and send them to a place where they can develop their skills and interests.

They can go from repairing TVs and computers and cars to building our own, they are all around computer village, selling bootleg softwares or downloads, stealing machine parts or selling just about anything on the streets.

This energy and passion can be channelled to mind-blowing Energy, I.T and other innovative projects. WE ARE WASTING THEIR YEARS. We encourage our own backwardness, youth frustration and eventually, crimes.

When will the first Nigerian or African car be built, or computers not just assembled here, but made here. Keep the African Child’s passion alive. SSCE, JAMB, Post UME, they’re just too much. Two JAMBs by one smart student can translate to 50 years of backwardness for the continent.

We never know, who that one giant is, so let’s rescue as many as we can. The school is not the place where you gain knowledge, there is currently knowledge everywhere. But the school helps you think critically and encourage never-before-seen modes of thinking and creativity. So we should also save the system from traditions and old methods or do or die answers to questions by old teachers and professors who fail to evolve with their profession. Or the ones who send students out of the class for asking too many challenging questions.

Questions lead to research and discovery, young minds are curious. This is our chance.

EXPORTS CAN EXCEED IMPORT, WE HAVE SO MUCH MORE WE SHOULD BE SELLING TO THE WORLD.

KEEP THE CONTINENT IN MIND. TIME IS PRECIOUS. HEAL THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, HEAL THE ECONOMY!

GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS

Financial Aid Scholarship.

Don’t delay, visit the Facebook Page GOURMET FRENCH for all the info.

Check out this video:

 

SHIP SCHOLARSHIP: Education in my country

Hello,

If your search for the SHIP scholarship has brought you here, then you are in the right place. 2017 is our pilot, and we don’t have a website yet dedicated specifically to SHIP initiatives, so in the meantime, we will work with what we have, just as we are doing with the scholarship.

If you are in your first to 3rd year in College in Nigeria, you are eligible to participate, by sending an essay of 750 words or a video of about 10minutes maximum (anything less is also acceptable, we are looking to appreciate your content) on the topic :

EDUCATION IN MY COUNTRY WOULD BE MUCH BETTER IF…

DEADLINE: Last day of April.

SUBJECT OF EMAIL: Education in my country

SEND TO : gourmetfrenchng@gmail.com gourmetfrenchng@gmail.com (repeated to avoid mistakes)

for videos, send url of already uploaded video on any online platform.

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We want you to produce something compelling and propose any solution you have thought about no matter how wild it is, and no matter how un-feasible it appears, we are looking for students with passion for development.

The price is N100,000 and one on one mentorship sessions with top ranking people in their fields.

Don’t miss this, I have high hopes for you and I know you have even higher hopes.

Start writing everything you ever wanted to express, let’s make things better starting with where we are.