Author: Virtue Digest

American Born Nigerian Zuriel Oduwole, Like Malala, Champions Girls’ Education in Africa

With braces on her teeth and sneakers on her feet, Zuriel Oduwole from Los Angeles may look like a typical American teen. But over the past six years, the willowy 15-year-old has been granted audiences with no fewer than 24 presidents and prime ministers on her crusade to promote education for girls in Africa. Zuriel is following in the footsteps of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived being shot in the head to become the world’s most famous girls’ education campaigner. Born in the US to parents of Nigerian and Mauritian origin, Zuriel talks...

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Women Who Made History Today – September 21

1327    Sep 21, Edward II of England died. He was believed murdered by order of his wife, Queen Isabella, and Baron Robert Mortimer. 1988     Sep 21, The Soviet women’s gymnastics team won the gold medal at the Seoul Summer Olympics, with Romania placing second and East Germany third. 1998  Sep 21, Florence Griffith Joyner (38), winner of 3 gold medals in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, died of an apparent heart seizure at her home in Mission Viejo, Calif. She held the women’s record in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. 2001  Sep 21, Ana Belen Montes, an employee of the US Defense Intelligence Agency since 1985, was charged with spying for Cuba. She pleaded guilty in 2002 and was sentenced to 25 years in jail. In 2013 it was reported that Marta Rita Velazquez, a former legal officer at the State Department’s Agency for Int’l. Development had introduced Montes to a Cuban intelligence officer in Dec 1984, and then accompanied her on a clandestine trip to Cuba for spy craft training. Charges against Velazquez were announced on April 25, 2013. 2002  Sep 21, Erika Harold, Miss Illinois, was crowned in Atlantic City, NJ, as Miss America 2003. 2004 Sep 21, In Paraguay Cecilia Cubas (31), the daughter of former Pres. Raul Cubas, was kidnapped. Her body was found stuffed down a well at a house on the outskirts of Asuncion, in February 2005. 2005 Sep 21, Molly...

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Alone, But Not Lonely

There is a difference between being alone and being lonely. Many people (including myself, until recently) marry these two words, but they are actually different.  While being alone is to stand by oneself without anyone else by one’s side, being lonely is to be sad or unhappy because one has no companions or friends. This means that you can be alone and not get lonely (sad, unhappy) and you can be in the midst of a crowd and be lonely. God said it is not good that man (and woman) should be alone and yes, I totally agree with...

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Your Adventure Has Only Begun

God’s grand plan is for us as His beautiful daughters is to grow up, not just from little girls to big girls, but from little girls to big girls who can step into all He desires us to be. Throughout the process, He will always be around, gently nudging you with compassion and help until you become all He wants you to be. If you really knew what God had in mind for you before you were born, you would be blown away. Take a look at the words below: You made all the delicate, inner parts of my...

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How to Improve Your Finances

There is a lot of misconception when the issue of finance is raised. Finance is not based on the figures you earn from a job, neither is it tied to the proceeds from your business. Its value is not tagged to your monthly allowance as a student; or the monetary gifts from a Good Samaritan. Your finance is a reflection of your internal values; it is influenced by every decision you take. There is a connection between your financial orientation and the cash you have. Therefore money is a representation of the value attributed to your personal value. That...

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