IGS Celebrates Nigeria @ 58 #igslekki #nigeria #independence

IGS was not left out in celebrating the 58th independence anniversary celebration of our dear country Nigeria. Our pupils and staff turned out gaily dressed in attires reflecting all tribes of the country.

Wearing these lovely outfits that depict Nigeria’s ingenuity made the children excited and for many of them it was a glimpse of what happened almost 58 years ago.
The event started with showing allegiance to Nigeria by the singing of the National Anthem.

Afterwards, the beautiful song – ‘Nigeria, My Beloved Country’ by Funmi Adams echoed throughout the school as everyone sang with unquestionable love for this great land of hope. The important role of patriotism, in nation building, was also reiterated to the school community.

The atmosphere in the school emitted the fervour and hope we have for Nigeria. Long live NIGERIA; Long live IGS!!!

​INTERNATIONAL DATE: World Contact Day.  #igslekki

World Contact Day was first declared in March 1953 by an organization called the International Flying Saucer Bureau (IFSB), as a day in which all IFSB members would attempt to send a telepathic message into space. 

The IFSB voted to hold such a day in 1953, theorizing that if both telepathy and alien life were real, a large number of people focusing on an identical piece of text may be able to transmit the message through space 
Source: Wikipedia 

​INTERNATIONAL DATE: World Pneumonia Day #igslekki

Pneumonia is a preventable and treatable disease that sickens 155 million children under 5 and kills 1.6 million each year. This makes pneumonia the number 1 killer of children under 5, claiming more young lives than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined. Yet most people are unaware of pneumonias overwhelming death toll. Because of this pneumonia has been overshadowed as a priority on the global health agenda, and rarely receives coverage in the news media. World Pneumonia Day helps to bring this health crisis to the publics attention and encourages policy makers and grassroots organizers alike to combat the disease.
World Pneumonia Day (November 12) provides an annual forum for the world to stand together and demand action in the fight against pneumonia. More than 100 organizations representing the interests of children joined forces as the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia to hold the first World Pneumonia Day on November 2, 2009. Save The Children artist ambassadors Gwyneth Paltrow and Hugh Laurie, Charles MacCormack of Save The Children, Orin Levine of PneumoADIP, Lance Laifer of Hedge Funds vs. Malaria & Pneumonia, the Global Health Council, the GAVI Alliance, and the Sabin Vaccine Institute joined together in a call to action asking people to participate in World Pneumonia Day on November 2. In 2010, World Pneumonia Day falls on November 12.

In spite of the massive death toll of this disease, affordable treatment and prevention options exist. There are effective vaccines against the two most common bacterial causes of deadly pneumonia, Haemophilus influenzae type B and Streptococcus pneumoniae, and most common viral cause of pneumonia, Orthomyxoviridae. A course of antibiotics which costs less than $1(US) is capable of curing the disease if it is started early enough. The Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia (GAPP) released by the WHO and UNICEF on World Pneumonia Day, 2009, finds that 1 million children’s lives could be saved every year if prevention and treatment interventions for pneumonia were widely introduced in the world’s poorest countries.

Source: Wikipedia