CO-INSPIRATORS WANTED – #projectinspire

Inspirator

noun in·spi·ra·tor \ˈin(t)-spə-ˌrā-tər, -(ˌ)spi-\
  1. :  one that inspires <teachers who are inspirators of the young>

Now that we know who an inspirator is, let’s move on to the crux of the matter.

We hope that somehow, the buzz of FLOGA’s upcoming event tagged “Project Inspire” has reached your ears. No? By all means, please check out our website, www.langtangoldgirls.org for details.

We’re very excited about this event because it gives FLOGA the opportunity to begin to live up to her motto of making difference. But we don’t want to do it alone. As a matter of fact, we cannot do it alone. That’s why we are making the announcement for vacancies that exist on this project.

  • If you are passionate about being a guiding light for young ladies to follow as they make their way to their future.
  • If you have words of wisdom that you believe will make a difference in the life of one teenager.
  • If life gave you lemons but you have successfully made lemonade out of them and you want to show a younger version of yourself just how you went about doing that, then eureka! You’ve got the stuff that co-inspirators are made of.

But as co-inspirator, you do not have to be physically present in Langtang to offer your nuggets of wisdom. You can simply make a video and upload to us. We’ll compile all the videos we receive and beam them to the nearly 1,500 students in the school. It would be as though you were standing in their presence in person! Cool huh?

Co-Inspirator Videos: What you need to know

  1. The video does not need to be professionally shot but it needs to be done using a good quality camera so that the video is clear and audible
  2. Do try and make a video that is no longer than 5minutes and with size no larger than 500MB
  3. Once your video is done, upload Here
  4. Once upload is done, do send an sms to 08034865490 with your details – Name, email and year of graduation.

And that’s it. Quite simple actually. The Project Inspire Team will take it up from there and we’re good to go.

So you see, it doesn’t matter if you are half way across the world right now. You can be a part of Project Inspire!

Contact us (floganigeria@gmail.com) and share your thoughts with us.


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We’re still receiving donations for the project.

Do help make the work easily achievable by donating a minimum of #2,000.00 (Two Thousand Naira Only) to FLOGA LAGOS, DIAMOND BANK, 0021362988.

Please send an sms to 08034865490 once payment is made and provide your details – Name, email and year of graduation.

We’d love to hear from you. Leave your comments below. Cheers!

 

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FLOGA’s PROJECT Inspire

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What is “Project Inspire”?

It is a special event being organised by the FLOGA National EXCO under the leadership of our esteemed National President – Biola Awote (Osomo, 86).

At our last National Reunion in October, 2014, the Principal during her speech mentioned that one of the major problems she was facing was how to get the girls to concentrate on their books and study. Knowing that education is the best legacy, the EXCO began to work out a plan to do something to help. We decided that the girls needed Inspiration!

Langtang has graduated 32 sets of graduands since the first set left in 1983 and all around us we see and hear of FLOGA-ites doing great things. Women who have conquered their fears and dared to reach for their dreams and fulfil them. Women like you. We’re located all over the world, armed with the skill sets and strength of character forged and developed within the walls of our Alma Mater. What better way to give back than to return to Langtang and let our younger sisters know that they too can succeed?

And so, Project Inspire was born!


 

What are the details of this event?

It is a 2-day event that will attract FLOGA-ites from all over Nigeria and diaspora.

Date: 15th and 16th January, 2016

Venue: F.G.G.C Langtang

Highlights:

  • Career Talk/Inspiration Sessions
  • Health & Ettiquette
  • Interactive Sessions with Staff & Students
  • Inauguration of Book Club
  • Presentation of gifts (Library Books and Clinic Supplies)
  • School Tour
  • And lots more!

 

Where do you come in?

As a FLOGA-ite, you are automatically a part of Project Inspire. Even though the project is being launched by the National EXCO, they need you to help actualize it.

They will need you to help out with the following:

1 – Pray for the success of the event. Delegates will be traveling from various parts of the country to attend this event. Pray for safety. May God crown our efforts with success.

2 – Spread the news. There are many FLOGA-ites who are not active on Social Media (Facebook, Email, Twitter, Instagram). Be sure to let them know about this event. Point them to our website and share the links, photos and flyers that are posted. Get everyone talking!

3 – Volunteer to attend the event as a delegate. Yes, you too can attend! Discussions are currently ongoing as per modalities for getting delegates to the school, accommodation and transport. If you let us know you are interested in attending, we’ll put you in the plans and let you know what you need to do.

4 – Inspire the girls from where you are! So, you won’t be able to attend the event in person? Not a problem at all! But if you have words of inspiration for the girls, we have devised a way to get your message accross to them. Simply make a video and send it accross to us. We shall be having a projector show where your video will be aired. Isn’t that just fantastic?!

You have worked hard to become the successful woman that you are today. Why not share with the girls some of the secrets of your success? Give them hope. Fuel their dreams. Let them know that they too can make it if they try. Simply put, INSPIRE them!

5 – Give towards the project. To be able to organise a project like this and pull it off successfully, it would cost some money. But not so much of a fortune that we cannot pull it off. We are asking every FLOGA-ite around the world, wherever they are, to make a donation of #2,000.00 (Two Thousand Naira Only). This will help get delegates to the school and back, pay for every girl to get a small Health Pack, equip the school library, launch a book club and make a small donation to the school.

To donate, please pay #2,000.00 (Two Thousand Naira) Only into the following account:

FLOGA LAGOS

DIAMOND BANK

0021362988

ONCE PAYMENT IS MADE, PLEASE CALL/TEXT 08034865490

-DIASPORA DONATIONS-

our sisters in diaspora are not left out. You can make payments online by using the Paypal button on our fundraising page on the website.

Click Here to make payments online.

6 – Tell others about it! I know we said it before but it bears repeating. We want every FLOGA-ite everywhere to know about this event. It has never happened before and we want this event to make a real difference. So once again, Spread the news! Update your FB Profile, post the flyer on your wall, use it as your BBM DP and WhatsApp Profile pic. Let everyone know!


 

PROJECT INSPIRE

FROM THE DESK OF THE NATIONAL EXCO

 

2017….LOOKING AHEAD

Dear FLOGA-ite,

We must count ourselves blessed to be here today and alive. There’s just one word for what we should be feeling today – Gratitude.

We sailed through 2016, fraught as it was with myriads of challenges but the Almighty God brought us through it all and here we are, alive and well.
Let me take this time to wish you and all that you hold dear, a Happy New Year. It is our prayer that the year, 2017 will be our best year yet.

Your contributions of time, money, and—most importantly—ideas in 2016 have affected the lives of our girls back in school in Langtang and has helped to move our Association forward in leaps and bounds.

Here are some of our achievements in the outgoing year:
* Successful planning and execution of Project Inspire Jan, 2016
* Sponsorship of Prizes during the 2016 Speech & Prize Giving Day
* Participation in USOSA Elections (Kate as P.R.O) and clearing of all outstanding dues till date
* Participation in USOSA AGM
* Involvement in Set Reunions for the 97 and 91 sets
* Start-up of one new Chapter – Nassarawa and resumption of activities of the PH Chapter.

Indeed, without you, our story would not be complete and for this we say THANK YOU!


What’s in store for 2017?
We are already 7days into the New Year. Can you hear that ticking sound?
“tick…tock…tick…tock…”
That’s the sound of time passing!

It is imperative that we seize the moment and make every moment count for good this year.

It’s going to be quite busy for us and we hope that you will roll up your sleeves and join us in the work of building FLOGA.

Below is a summary of our plans for 2017:

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Together, we can achieve what we set out to do.

Yes we can!


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JOIN A COMMITTEE TODAY!!

Here’s a summary of what the Committees are about:

1. Project Inspire 2.0 Committee
This Committee is to help organise the 2nd edition of Project Inspire. The event will involve a trip to the school, talks and speeches, Interaction with staff and students, donation of materials for the benefit of the school and students alike. The FLOGA Chapters anchoring this event are the Jos and Lafia Chapters but everyone is welcome to join in regardless of location of residence.

2. Speech and Prize Giving Day committee
To help plan and organize the Awards for the 2017 Speech and Prize Giving Day Ceremony. The Awards are in recogntion of Academic Excellence and all round outstanding performance in school activities. Staff awards are also to be considered.

3. Electoral Committee
To oversee the successful conduct of the National Executive and Board of Trustee Elections for 2017

4. Project 40 (2018)
Our Alma Mater will be 40 years in October, 2018. This committee is to help organise a befitting celebration in commemoration of this landmark event. Part of the activities will include a notable project to be handed over to the school during this event.

5. AGM/National Reunion Planning Committee
To help organise the 2017 Annual General Meeting / National Reunion holding in Abuja in October, 2017. The incoming National EXCO and B.O.T will be inaugurated during this event.

Together, we can help to advance girl-child education child in Nigeria.

We CAN make a difference. Yes we can!

Please click here to join a committee.

ENQUIRIES:
floganigeria@gmail.com
08034865490

FLOGA LAGOS CANCER SCREENING PROGRAMME

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Did you know that 100% of women in Nigeria are susceptible to Breast Cancer?

This is fact.
It could happen to anyone.

Cervical Cancer on the other hand becomes a real risk only in sexually active women.
If you’re sexually active, then you need to pay attention.

FLOGA Lagos in conjunction with Optimal Cancer Care Foundation will be having a Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening programme.

Here are 5 reasons to get screened.
1. You will be armed with relevant information to help make lifestyle changes that will reduce the risk of cancer.
2. Getting screened will help put your mind at rest concerning the state of health of your cervix and breasts.
3. Recognizing possible warning signs of cancer and taking prompt action leads to early diagnosis.
4. Early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment.
5. You can save someone’s life by passing along this information!

There is nothing to fear if there is a chance to save yours or someone else’s life.


 

FLOGA BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING FAQs

1. What Organization is in charge of the Cancer Screening?
Optimal Cancer Care Foundation. A Non-Governmental Agency committed to providing adequate Cancer Awareness and care for diagnosed patients.

2. What are the details for this event?
It will hold on Saturday, 14th May, 2016 at Estaport Schools, Gbagada by 10am.

3. Who will be performing the screening?
Qualified female nurses attached to the Optimal Cancer Care Foundation.

4. How much does the screening cost?
One Thousand Five Hundred Naira Only.

5. What if I am on my period during the screening? Will I still get screened?
Yes, your period is no barrier to getting screened.

6. I have some friends and siblings who have never been screened before. Can I bring them along?
Yes. This screening is open to all women everywhere who can make it to the venue. Invite every woman you know who is at least 25 years of age. You will save a life!

7. How can we make payment?
You can either pay in advance into the FLOGA Lagos Diamond Bank Account – 0021362988 OR come with your cash to the venue. You will be cleared for screening ONLY after you have paid.

8. I already paid #1,000.00 before the 30th of April when the cost was changed to #1,500.00. What should I do?
Those who have paid #1,000.00 before the 30th of April, 2016 will be cleared for screening without additional fees. But after that date, everyone who paid #1,000.00 will have to pay up the balance of #500.00 before being cleared for screening.

9. Is this screening comprehensive? What should I expect?
This screening is preliminary. The breasts are examined physically for anomalies or abnormalities. (There is no Mammogram or X-ray Machine used). The cervix is also visually inspected, swabbed and tested with Clinical Acetic Acid for abnormalities. (There is no Pap Smear test done)

10. What will happen to me if anomalies are discovered in my breasts or cervix?
The breast or cervical screening test is not a cancer test. The test is used to detect early abnormalities of the breast or cervix which, if untreated, could lead to breast or cervical cancer in the future.
In most women the cells that are tested are found to be normal. Abnormal cells are found in some women. An abnormal result does not mean cancer in the vast majority of cases. Abnormal cells indicate that cancer may develop sometime in the future. About 6 women in 100 will have an abnormal result that requires further testing or treatment. Most of these changes will not lead to cervical cancer. Treatment can be given to prevent cancer from developing in women with abnormal cells. Optimal Cancer Care Foundation is equipped and qualified to provide treatment as required.


 

HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL TIPS TO PREPARE FOR YOUR SCREENING

For many women the thought of going for cervical screening is often worse than the reality. Do not worry if you feel anxious about having your screening test, this is normal and many women feel like this. It can help to be as informed as possible about what having a cervical screening is like. Make sure you discuss any concerns with your practice nurse.

A few points to remember before going for your screening:

  1. Do not have sexual intercourse 24 hours before your screening, as sperm, spermicidal gel and lubricants may make it difficult to get a good sample of cells from the cervix
  2. If you have been prescribed vaginal pessaries to treat an infection then postpone your screening for at least a week after the treatment has finished
  3. If you are using a vaginal oestrogen cream for menopause symptoms, do not apply it on the day of your screening or the two days beforehand
  4. Let your sample taker know if you have undergone FGM/cutting
  5. Do not douche or use a tampon for at least two days before your screening
  6. Speculums come in different sizes so you can ask for a smaller size if you are uncomfortable
  7. The sample taker should cover you with a paper towel; however, if you are feeling embarrassed wearing a skirt can help, as you can keep this on during the test.
  8. If it is your first time or you’re feeling nervous, tell your sample taker
  9. The more relaxed you are, the less discomfort you will feel
  10. If you don’t want to go in alone you can bring a family member or friend with you for moral support

CANCER SCREENING EVENTS PAGE

 

350 FOR 1000 CAMPAIGN

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USOSA – UNITY SCHOOLS OLD STUDENTS ASSOCIATION, is the umbrella body for all Unity Schools in Nigeria and FLOGA is about to make history! For the first time, FLOGA will be advancing her cause on the Federal Level. We will be joining the ranks of those who get to make input in matters that affect the Nigerian education landscape as a whole and our alma mater in particular.

FLOGA finally gets a voice! One of our own will be contesting for the position of Public Relations Officer (P.R.O) in the forth coming USOSA Elections. Her name is Kate Pam (1996). 

These first steps towards national relevance however, are in danger of being stopped abruptly. A hurdle lies in our path in the form of outstanding debts. FLOGA has been unable to pay her USOSA Annual dues for the past 5 years (#500,000.00 at #100,000.00 per annum). Last year, we made a feeble attempt through donations from FLOGA Chapters to pay up #150,000.00 leaving a balance of #350,000.00 (Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira Only).

The 350 for 1000 Campaign is being flagged off to help us raise funds to clear this debt in order to clear the way for our candidate – Kate Pam to successfully contest for the post of USOSA Public Relations Officer –  P.R.O. If 350 FLOGA-ites donate #1,000.00 (One Thousand Naira Only), we can make it!

But we’ve got just ONE WEEK to come up with the money.

One Thousand Naira only from 350 girls and we’ve got a fighting chance.

Let’s pledge our support the 350 for 1000 Campaign.  

To donate, please pay #1,000.00 (One Thousand Naira Only) into the FGGC LANGTANG ALUMNI ASS. (FLOGA NATIONAL) – DIAMOND BANK ACCOUNT – 0075326479

Send an SMS – “TFOC” – to 08034865490 when this is done.

Together, we can make a real difference!

Let’s support Kate in her campaign for Public Relations Officer – P.R.O.

Let’s Support the 350 for 1000 Campaign.

Details on our website www.langtangoldgirls.org

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#PROJECTINSPIRE – THE FULL REPORT

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The event took place on the 15th and 16th of January, 2016.

After several weeks of planning, the day dawned bright and fair on Friday, the 15th of January, 2016. Even though, at first, it appeared to be just another day, in truth, it was a history-making day.

Delegates from Lagos Chapter arrived Abuja to join delegates from PH, Kaduna and Abuja. Team Jos and Team Gombe were picked up along the way and we were headed straight to Langtang.
The bus was filled with excited chatter which grew in intensity as the school wall came into view. By the time we got to the school gate, the excitement was palpable.

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This Banner hung at the gate, a sneak preview of what was to come.
The gates were thrown open and our excited chatter quickly gave way to hushed surprise.
we could not believe our eyes, right before us on either side of the road lined a long row of students impeccably dressed in their blue and white school uniforms complete with cream-coloured ceremonial hats trimmed with blue sashes! What a sight it was. So much so that we asked the driver to stop so we could disembark.
We weren’t quite sure what to make of it as our hearts swelled with nostalgia. We felt like hugging the girls one by one!

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Up ahead, towards the Admin Block, the Principal beckoned to us and slowly we made our way towards her, the staff were there waiting for us.
Upon reaching there, a lovely little girl presented a bouquet of flowers to our National President – Abiola Awote (Osomo) and gave a brief welcome speech which left our eyes glistenning with the threat of tears.

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The principal formally welcomed us all and the staff introduced themselves to us. Darkness was quickly descending and the Principal acknowledged that the long trip would soon begin to take it’s toll on us. Dinner was ready she announced but first we needed to say hello to girls who had been waiting for us all day.
So it was, that we headed to wards the Assembly Ground. As we approached, we could hear the ‘Boom, Boom, Boom” sound of music from some loudspeakers and as soon as the girls caught the sight of us as we approached, they erupted in loud screams and the music got even louder.
The atmosphere was charged with excitement. It was all so surreal. We felt like superstars being welcomed on-stage at large concert.
The girls kept on screaming and waving as we made our way up to the pavement. This time, we could not stop the tears. We cried!

One by one we all introduced ourselves to the girls. There were loud shouts and rounds of applause as we mentioned our years of graduation and the hostels we were in while in school. To hear that some of us graduated as early as 1986 must have been un fathomable
to many of the girls who were not even born then!

Reluctantly, we left the girls with promises of more to come the next day and we were ushered into a hall where a delicious spread was set before us.
We ate and drank to our hearts’ fill and retired to our Tim Tali Hotel accommodation to rest our weary heads and reminisce on the Hero’s Welcome we had just received. The next day was going to be packed with events and we would be needing all of the energy we could muster.


 

Saturday, 16th of January, 2016 dawned bright and fair and by 6:30am we were headed back to the school for our early morning Aerobic Session with some members of staff.
The Session was led by our nimble Falilat Shittu and it turned out to be one hour of exciting knot-loosening and muscle-firming moves.

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It felt good! Even the staff were able to keep up with the rythm.

After the aerobic session. we returned to our hotel to freshen up and get ready for breakfast while the National EXCO Members got ready for Hostel Inspection by 9am.
With the help of the Senior Boarding House Mistress Mrs Elizabeth, the EXCOS navigated the hostels – 7 Hostels with 2 Blocks each, Senior and Junior.
It took more energy than we bargained for but we were determined to complete the task and our hearts sank as we beheld various degrees of decaying infrastructure.

Our Photostream of the event

The girls did the best they could with cleaning their surroundings but one hostel stood tall among the rest. The winning hostel was to be announced during the main event later that day and prizes awarded. The EXCOs couldn’t but notice one bed that was the best dressed. Smooth and crisp with sparkling white bedsheet. We took her name down as well and she was to be awarded a prize during the main event. It became critical to single her out because it appeared that majority of the girls simply did not know how to make their beds!

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After inspection, the girls made their way to the dining hall for breakfast and we had some time to take selfies with them as they giggled, and pushed to get into the picture.

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After breakfast, we set about getting the hall ready for the event proper. With the help of some students, we displayed the gifts we came with for the staff and students
and also the presentation to be made by the Abuja and Lagos Chapters – Books for the Library and Book Club and Supplies for the school clinic respectively.
Gradually, the hall filled up with the students and the staff took their seats. The stage was occupied by us Old Girls with the EXCOs and Management STaff at the high table.

Our MC was the amiable Ladi Akpa who took command of the event and steered us in the right direction.

A JSS1 girl volunteered to give the opening prayer after which the School Anthem was sung. Our delectable National President Abiola Awote (Osomo) gave the opening spech
and the Principal, soft-spoken Mrs ShiiShii-Gyer, gave the Welcome Address.

[Link to Video of The Principal’s Speech].

Soon after, a welcome song was done by the school’s Music Club who gave a beautiful performance. During the course of the programme there were performances by the
Taroh Dance Group, Hausa Dance group and Igbo Dance Group. The main event however was the series of talks presented by our FLOGA Delegates:

1. Bliss Danagogo-Jack Adekola (1988) – PH Chapter: Self Esteem: Implications and Impact
2. Grace Gangson Wang (1997) – Jos Chapter: Surviving in a male dominated world
3. Abshe Sani (1997) – Gombe Chapter: Goal Setting and Decision Making
4. Nkiruka Pedro-Iyalla – (1995) – Lagos Chapter: The Seed of Dreams
5. Nkechi Kwalmi (1991) – Abuja Chapter: Observations
6. Binwana Gazuwa (2006) – Abuja Chapter: A testimony of how FGGC Langtang changed my life

Link to Some of the Videos

The girls listened with rapt attention as the speakers shared with them nuggets of wisdom, inspiring them to be the best they could possibly. Their faces shone with
hope because standing before them were successful women who had walked in their shoes many years ago, in whom the seeds of greatness had been sown on these very grounds.
It was evident that that day would be forever etched in the memories of many of the girls. Project Inspire had laid the foundation for greater things to come.

At the end of the talk sessions, it was time to make our presentations.

Photos of our Presentations

Fati Muritala-Ibrahim, the General Secretary of Abuja Chapter and National Vice President, made a presentation of books to the school library. The books were received by
the Principal. She also inaugurated the Book Club by handing over the books to the Library and Press Club Prefects with a mandate to kick start the new club’s activities
where members would pick a particular book to be read within a given period and meet regularly to have discussions on the book. Regular reports were to be sent to the EXCO.

Biola Awote, the National President, made a presentation of the School Clinic Supplies on behalf of Lagos Chapter. The supplies were also handed over to the Principal.
In order to express our gratitude to the Principal and the Management team, gifts were also presented to them.

The Principal – Mrs Shiishii-Gyer
The V.P Special Duties – Mrs Pam K.N.
The V.P Student Affairs – Mrs Kum
The V.p Admin – Mr Ogboru

The delegates then proceeded to hand out sundry gift items and souvenirs to staff (Academic and Non-academic). The students were not left out as they were called upon class by class and handed gifts. By the time we reach JSS2, we ran out of gifts! But the National President was on hand to save the day. She made a promise to have the remaining gifts sent to the principal within 2 weeks so that no one was left out. We are glad to announce that that promise has been fulfilled.

Gifts were also handed out to the winner of the hostel inspection – Zambezi House – they came first with 97.9points. The best dressed bed award went to Miss Sapaai of JSS2E.
Some books were also handed out to the President of the F.C.S. The National President handed out special gifts to all the groups that entertained us during the course of the event.
It was on that note that the main event came to an end. The girls were reluctant to go but their faces lit up again when we promised them we would be back later that night
for Social Night.

We all dispersed for lunch after which we took a tour of the school.

Pictures of the School Tour

We started from the classroom area. There was evidence of some refurbishment but in many of the classrooms, there were missing louvres and blackboards which were not black
anymore.
From there we moved to the hostel area. Again there were quite a number of abandoned building projects and the existing buildings were at various stages of disrepair.
Ceiling fans were bent out of shape, many of the windows had absolutely no louvres! The toilets were broken and many of the bathrooms unusable. The apartment floors had potholes that gave the rooms a perpertual dirty and untidy look. There was no water and so the girls fetched water from a well! We were aghast to find out that the well was the relic of a previously functional borehole.

From the Hostel we went to the dining hall where we found out that the dining hall was no longer large enough to cater to the needs of the students. Many of them had to eat
outside during meals. The Kitchen beside the dining hall is still the same old dilapidated, dark, smoky kitchen. We interacted with the kitchen staff who went about their
duties preparing dinner.

The next port of call was the school clinic. It was indeed an eyesore. Empty drug cabinets. Torn mosquito nets. Worn out bedsheets on limp mattresses. Dead medicine fridge and
a generally dank atmosphere.

But it was not all bad news. The Federal Government under the Universal Basic Education programme UBEC had successfuly built, completed and handed over the new e-Library.
The Administration Block had also been recently re-modeled and re-furbished. There was the ongoing solar powered street light project. In the light of all that is needed to be done however, the new projects were just a drop in the bucket.
The realization that our Alma Mater was in dire need of support dawned on us. And indeed, it is up to us to do something that will make a real difference.

Later that night, we gathered again for Social Night. It was lots of fun with music and dancing. Many of the delegates even performed some old school dance steps.

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To wrap the night up, we spoke to the girls about the etiquette and how important it was that they carried themselves with grace and self respect. Fati Muritala-Ibrahim led the charge. Earlier on, many of them were seen tying wrappers on their chests as they milled about the hostel area. It was an eyesore and a sign of poor sense of decorum. We also admonished the prefects to take their work seriously by asserting themselves and the authority bestowed on them by reason of the office they occupy. It was difficult to see any form of leadership attributes from their part as they could hardly keep the other students in line.

By the time we dispersed, everyone felt a deep sense of accomplishment.

Project Inspire was a success. But this was only just the beginning. There was so much to do and it was clear that the school would be needing our support on an on-going basis.

The principal came by to bid us farewell as we left Langtang on Sunday 17th January, 2016. We promised to keep in touch with her as FLOGA was geared to make a visible difference in the coming weeks.

The time to act is Now!

Details of donors and monies received including summary of expenditure can be found on our website – FINANCIAL REPORT

 

#Projectinspire: The Plan, The People, The Project

 

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Wow, the last few days have been a flurry of activities and quite an overwhelming show of support from FLOGA-ites all over the world!
We are so, so excited. The day we have spoken about and prepared for is finally here!
Everything’s set and we’re just rearing to go. We just know that this event is going to be a huge success.

But before the event kicks off, we wanted to give you an idea of what the whole event is going to look like.

Let’s call it the 3 P’s: The Plan. The People. The Project.

THE PLAN

The Plan

1. Show: We want to show the girls by our physical presence in Langtang that we care about them and their future. We will show them that we understand what their lives in school is about because we have once walked in their shoes on those same grounds. We shall also be playing videos sent in by Co-Inspirators. Though we have not received as much as we had hoped, we shall work with what we have. Imagine how special the girls would feel receiving words of encouragement from FLOGA-ites miles away.

2. Tell: We’ll be doing a lot of talking; Seasoned delegates will be speaking on a variety of topics to engage the girls and spark up a new line of thought which will help them focus their energies into becoming the best version of themselves they can be.
As big sisters, we’ll be opening lines of communication, dispelling their fears and helping them relax enough to ask us any question at all. We’ll do our best to answer them.

3. Give: For an event as special as this, we have done our best to not go to Langtang empty handed. FLOGA Abuja Chapter will be donating books for the Library and also inaugurating a book club. Lagos Chapter will donate drugs and other medical supplies to the school clinic. We shall also be handing out various prizes and souvenirs for winners of various categories of competitions that will be held while we are there.
But beyond this, FLOGA would be preparing to launch an endowment fund so that we can embark on major projects for the school. Details of this will follow in subsequent blog posts.

THE PEOPLE

Here’s a cross-section of some of our delegates and speakers during the event. We’ve got the winning team on ground!Delegates

For full details and profiles of our delegates, please click HERE.

THE PROJECT

THE BIG QUESTION

Did you know? Project Inspire is not an end in itself? We like to see it as the beginning of greater things to come!
During the event, we shall be given a tour of the school by the Principal and we shall have the opportunity to see first hand the state of the school’s infrastructure. It is our aim that we would not just tour the school and nod/shake our heads as the case may be, but reach out with a helping hand to alleviate the plight of the students. Leave them in a better state than we found them.

So, what will The Project be? Well, dear FLOGA-ite, that’s what we call “The Big Question”!

After this first stage of Project Inspire, the delegates will give a report on their findings and together we shall all decide on what project to handle. Remember, this is not a flash in the pan. FLOGA is here for the long haul and we know we can continue to count on your support.


 

#PROJECTINSPIRE

Let me ask you this “Are you Project Inspire Compliant?”
Our Facebook page is still abuzz with the #ProjectInspire Hashtag Campaign. You should go over there and show your support if you have not already done so.

But beyond that, please make a donation towards the project by paying a minimum of #2,000.00 (Two Thousand Naira Only) into FLOGA LAGOS, DIAMOND BANK Account 0021362988.
Once payment is done, send your name, year of graduation and email to 08034865490.

There is no deadline for this donation but do consider doing it sooner rather than later.
Your donation will be helping FLOGA make a difference.

#ProjectInspire….Let’s go there!

THE HASHTAG CAMPAIGN: #ProjectInspire

It’s the Project Inspire Hashtag Campaign!

Preparations are in top gear and things are taking shape nicely. The Local Organising Committe is excited about all the events lined up for this weekend as FLOGA makes her historic return to Langtang.

And you should be too!

Project Inspire is an initiative that every FLOGA-ite around the world should be proud of. We’re giving back to our Alma Mater but in the real sense, we’re helping to shape the lives of future generations of amazing women.

It was for this very reason that the hashtag campaign was launched. It gives you an opportunity to openly express your support for #ProjectInspire adding your voice to our message and spreading the word to many other FLOGA-ites who somehow are not yet aware of what FLOGA is doing as she fulfils her mission to Make a difference.

How to participate in the Hashtag Campaign

  1. Take a plain sheet of paper.
  2. Write words similar to this –  “I support #ProjectInspire. What about you? (Full Name, Year of Graduation)
  3. Hold that sheet of paper in front of you and have someone take a photo of you.
  4. Upload the photo to the Federal Langtang Old Girls Association Facebook Page.
  5. Tag your friends whom you believe should support our collective cause.
  6. …and, you’re done!
                                                    Here’s a sample

ENKAY - HASHTAG

 

On the other hand….

You can simply write the words in step 2 above on an existing photo using a photo editing software and upload.

Turns out most of us prefer this method!

Nevermind, any method works fine, as long as the message is being passed across.

Here are other examples

ANNIE - HASHTAG CHIJINDU - HASHTAG

FATI - HASHTAG

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JULIET - HASHTAG NGOZI - HASHTAG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHERIFAT - HASHTAG

Many thanks to all those who have participated already.

You should consider taking part if you have not done so already. Spread the news. Support our cause!

Do remember that we’re still receiving donations of #2,000.00 (You may give more than this amount) into FLOGA LAGOS, DIAMOND BANK, 0021362988.

Please text 08034865490 once payment is made to provide your details – Name, Email and year of graduation.

#ProjectInspire – Yes we can!!

Our Hero

Celebrating Our Heroes

At first glance, FLOGA would appear to be just a collection of girls who graduated from FGGC Langtang. Well, such an observation would not be entirely wrong albeit incomplete. Incomplete in the sense that attending FGGC Langtang is merely the foundation of our relationship. The melting pot, if you like, that brought all of us together from all over our great country, Nigeria. Over the years, our relationships have grown and the bonds of love have become so strong that we have become sisters. Sisters who stand by each other, not only in times of merriment but also in difficult times, when life throws us a challenge. In recent weeks, FLOGA has lost a few of our sisters to the cold hands of death. We wish to remember these ones as we pray for the repose of their gentle souls. As sisters, we mourn with the families of the faithful departed. We hold a candle each for them in our hearts, lighting up the paths they have tread and reminding ourselves that life is indeed short. Our hearts bleed but we are comforted knowing that where they are, there will be no more pain. During the forthcoming National Reunion, we shall be celebrating our Sisters. They have become our heroes and their lives have not been in vain. Each of us has been touched by their laughter, tears, joy and the very essence of their being. We shall celebrate our sisters because in truth, they have not died. No, they live on in our hearts! Do you know any FLOGA-ite who has gone to be with the Lord? Do you have her picture? Do you have any details that can be used as we pay our tribute to her? Please send us details via our website – www.langtangoldgirls.org using the ‘Contact Us’ form. OR, send us a mail at floganigeria@gmail.com Below are the faces of some of our heroes:

Our Hero
Remi Alaka (Nee Akande, 88set)
Chinwe Oleka (Nee Ozoude, 86set)
Chinwe Oleka (Nee Ozoude, 86set)

 

Anna Wubang, 2000set
Anna Wubang, 2000set

 

Francisca Chinyere, 2007set
Francisca Chinyere, 2007set

 

Echuku Bala, 2005set
Echuku Bala, 2005set

 

Nanbyen Martina Yusuf
Nanbyen Martina Yusuf

Our Heroes…May your precious souls rest in perfect peace. Amen.