FamilyLifers.com, an online Family Life forum with deep penchant for Godly family values, launched services today and available to interested visitors across the world; to learn and share ideas with others.
The platform is being promoted by a couple as co-founders; both clergies, Mr. Bisi Adewale and Mrs. Yomi Adewale.
They strongly believe that FamilyLifers.com is a viable means to provide opportunity for empowerment, employment, acquisition of skills, advertisement of businesses for SMEs/entrepreneurs, amongst other value additions to families and the society at large.
Why we started FamilyLifers.com
Speaking at the launch at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja- Lagos, Mr. Bisi Adewale, described FamilyLifers.com as a place to nurture events that will change the face of the Nigeria, and many nations across the world.
“You will agree with me that the whole world has been in turmoil in the last year due to health challenges and deaths that came with the problem of COVID-19. Our nation is even worse for it. We battled so many things at the same time from high crime rate to poverty, unemployment, divorce, wife battering, abandonment, violence in marriage, depression, kidnapping, banditry, child sexual abuse, suicides, violence against women. Just to mention a few.
“Seeing the present state of the nation, we need to pay attention to our young people, and help them grow to full potential and responsible adults who can join in nation-building.
“Nigeria has one of the largest numbers of young people in the world. We can’t sit down without helping these young ones to become better personalities. In their annual report, the World Bank tracks the percentage of each country’s population within 0 – 14 years of age. Among the countries with a high population of children are Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Uganda”.
About violence against women, a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that: ‘’A third of all women experience physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives.”
Continuing, Mr. Adewale said, “The report is the largest ever study of violence against women, and it includes data from the years 2000-2018”.
The WHO says the coronavirus pandemic had increased women’s exposure to violence. Its report says partner violence is by far the most prevalent.
“It affects over 640 million women worldwide. South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Oceania have the highest levels of partner violence”, he re-emphasised.
He added that they have set target to gain five million users by end of 2027.
FamilyLifers.com ready to fight unemployment
Earlier in her welcome address, the Co-Founder, Mrs. Yomi Adewale, said it is no doubt that the world is currently facing a common and unseen enemy which has caused so much in the global economy; Nigeria inclusive.
According to Mrs. Adewale, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is not a small deal on the citizens in any way as it has increased challenges faced by families, especially the youths and young adults.
“The current unemployment rate of 27.1% (National Bureau of Statistics, Q2 2020) implies an increase in the poverty level in many families. Many youths are out of jobs beyond gender, geographical or educational biased reasons.
“It is on these premises that the initiative of creating an online platform was built to address structural and practical challenges faced by our youth today.
“The online forum provides an opportunity for empowerment, employment, acquisition of skills, advertisement of businesses for SMEs/entrepreneurs, etc. for our youth to engage in meaningful ventures that will help to shun activities that could bring a setback to Nigeria and cause havoc on her citizens.
Also speaking, Chairman of the occasion and Publisher of City People Magazine, Mr. Seyi Kehinde, described FamilyLifers.com as a laudable project.
He said the platform offers unique opportunities for collaboration and supports to develop the youth and guide families aright.
He congratulated the co-founders for supporting efforts of the government to curb the rate of unemployment among the youths.
Meanwhile, the new platform will give room for young Nigerians to interact and showcase their skills, products and services free of charge.
It will also be an avenue for unemployed graduates to be linked with employers of labour as they upload their CVs on the platform, among other opportunities.