Friday, January 27, 2012


Hi girls! My name is Ose and I just want to say a few things about a song that has inspired me lately: IN YOUR ARMS by MEREDITH ANDREWS. Well it’s inspiring to say the least and it all boils down to the lyrics, ‘When I’m in your arms, where I belong….’ We belong in the arms of God and getting caught up in activity will not give us the ultimate satisfaction our soul needs. Our soul craves God and sometimes we forget that. And this song has such a beautiful melody that will remind anyone who listens of the beauty of being in the arms of God. If you are a soft rock fan, this song is for you. Just listen and let the piano and the violins take you away. I’m gonna give this song five stars just because the melody captured me even before I could decipher the lyrics. So listen and be inspired!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Our Girlfriends of the Month are Jean Menchata Foretia (President) and Ijeoma Arize (Vice President) - the brains behind IJE (Walk) Africa, Inc. Formed in 2011, IJE Africa was spearheaded by a vision these two Trinity University graduates had to reach out to African youths and young adults of this generation in order to strengthen and empower them.
IJE Africa’s target population is economically disadvantaged youth (ages 10 - 18) and young adults (ages 19 – 30) in the Washington Metropolitan Area and in Africa (Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo) who are culturally diverse- “We are dedicated to assisting the needs of this group to improve their quality of life and the community at large. We aim to provide culturally sensitive and age-appropriate programming to each demographic”.

Their organization is strategically positioned to combat the predominant problems young people all over Africa encounter such as STDS and HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy, single parenthood, poverty, malnutrition, sickness/disease, and illiteracy, which have increased drastically in the past few years. IJE Africa’s projects include:
·        Health and wellness workshops (Youth ages 10 – 18) and (Young adults ages 19 – 30)
·        Entrepreneurship training (Young adults ages 19 – 30)
·        Vocational training (Young adults ages 19 – 30)
·        Abstinence plus workshops (Youth ages 10 - 18 and (Young adults ages 19 – 30)
·        Raising awareness for child trafficking and rape (Youth ages 10 – 18)

One of their recently held events was the fashion show/party at Slaviya lounge in Washington D.C, which took place in August 2011.