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“Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in the world all of your own.” ~Albert Schweitzer As our custom is, we welcome volunteers in our organizations as we believe that Volunteerism Our volunteer profile today is NNAJI PAUL, the calm indigene of Enugu State who joined our team this month but has participated and gained from our boot camps was excited to share his views. May we know you? I am Nnaji Paul Mario form Isi Uzo Local Government Area, Enugu State born into a family of five. I attended my primary education school at Keychristo Nursery and Primary school from then I went to Cave City Secondary School Ogbunike before coming to Abuja to look for a greener pasture. I love reading books, love working on computers and phones etc. How did you know about FBIN? I got to know about FBIN from our Associate Parish (St. John the Baptist, Mpape, Abuja) Priest in the person of Father Ameh. He is also our Youth Chaplain. In one of our Sunday reflections, He announced about a workshop tag; LIVE NO YOUTH BEHIND CAMPAIGN that will held at Jabi by an organization name FBIN and that three people will be coming from Mpape that will represent the out of school youth, orphans and widows and it happened that i am the one to represent the out of school youth from Mpape. What is your contribution towards Youth involvement in Agriculture?  My option on youth involvement in Agriculture is this. I want to disagree with the fact the agriculture is only meant for old people and I went to use this opportunity to say this that some of the richest people in the world today are farmers and many of them are still going in to farming because they understand the importance of Agriculture. Where there is food there is life. So you see the level of Agric-business is growing day by day with new enhanced methods. Let say in the next ten to fifty years to come, people who are into mechanized farming will be multi-millionaires. Why a Volunteer? It is an avenue for me to reach out to people. How has your experience with FBIN been thus far? Well my experience with FBIN has been fun and am enjoying the whole of it and belief me it has been real fun. It has helped me see the fun side of Agriculture and opened my eyes to greater opportunities in this sector. Working as a volunteer in FBIN is a wonderful offer that I have never regretted even for a day and I know am going higher from there. Recommendation to others volunteer? Am recommending to all my follow youth that it is time to hit the clock harder and explore the world through agriculture. Don't wait, get up and get involved!   YFarm: My Farm, My Swag  ...

Food security exists when all people at all times have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food.
  Today, the main concern in the agricultural sector is to provide simultaneously enough food, in quantity and quality, to meet the nutritional needs of a growing population and to conserve natural resources for future generations. When we say Food security, we are also talking about the availability and equal distribution of nutritious food. When healthy food becomes scarce, people shift focus to less nutritious options thereby increasing the risk of an unhealthy lifestyle which can lead to reduced productivity, less immunity and impaired physical and mental development.

The first world countries described as "Developed" often categorize third world countries as “Developing”,  however lack of material wealth does not really indicate that a country is deprived. Also a strong economy in a highly developed nation does not mean much especially when a significant percentage of the population is struggling to cross the poverty line and manage vulnerability.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill.

“To be wealthy, powerful or famous does not matter to me. Starting a social good ripple that will turn to an ocean wave matters to me.” Petek Kabakci

Social Responsibility is the obligation of an organization's management towards the welfare and interests of the society in which it operates.

It was indeed a day of joy as Alexijan Consults - the implementing partner which shall host and manage the Alexijan Farms (pilot farms under the YFarm Project II) and FBIN had a meeting to sign the Memorandum Of Understanding to officially kick start The YFarm Project II: BUILDING A CLIMATE RESILIENT GENERATION. Miss Joy Amara Anyanwu; Desk Officer of Alexijan Consults was present to receive and sign the documents accompanied by Mr. Sunday Jacob: Assistant Farm Supervisor of Alexijan Farms and Mr. Chinedu Opara, Programs Manager of FBIN alongside Miss Obiageli Buzugbe; Head of Secretariat both from Fresh & Young Brains Development Initiative (FBIN). The meeting ended in mutual agreement and understanding as both parties were aware of their roles. This signifies that FBIN official hands over all operational implementation of YFarm Project II to Alexijan Consults for proper coordination of the YFarm Project II.

"If you're surrounded by negativity, then how can you expect to have a positive and joyful life? Those who are negative can get more stressed, more sick, and have less opportunities than those who are positive."
 

"The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings" - Masanobu Fukuoka

After an eventful visit on the 2nd of this month, the YFarm Project team members looked forward to a return. Friday is here, and we are ready!
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