Pause Factory has 3 broad arms which are solutions for Organizations, Functional Individuals and Dysfunctional Individuals. We know thus far that it is better to empower the children than work on dysfunctional adults.
Empowering children with emotional intelligence competencies is now an important responsibility for every adult and that is why at Pause Factory, we seize the unique opportunity our partners in the U.S, Six Second has created for children to be empowered with emotional intelligence competencies.
Every year for the past 3 years, we have celebrated Universal Children’s Day of United Nations by gathering children and empower them with social and emotional skills in a fun-filled party like environment.
For 2018; on the 17th November in Lagos State, Nigeria, Pause Factory organized and participated in the biggest Emotional Intelligence event in history called the Universal Children’s Day Pop-Up Festival —which has over 330,000 participants, 1,500 volunteers in 157 countries and 22 partner organizations from around the world.
Six Seconds is a community of change-makers contributing to a world of insight, connection, and purpose. “We think the world would be a better place if a billion people were practicing the skills of Emotional Intelligence (EQ). So, we research and share scientific, global, transformational tools & methods to support that goal”.
According to the United Nations, the purpose of Universal Children’s day is to encourage people to, “advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for Children.”
The POP-UP Festival does just this. The celebration fosters dialogue about essential skills for children and adults to develop self-awareness and wellbeing, fashioned to educate and inspire both children & adults to develop and practice Emotional Intelligence – the learnable, measurable skills that fuel wellbeing and support a world where children’s rights are fully realized.
We had close to 20 stations with different creative exercises for the 300+ children that were in attendance. There were stations set aside specially for the parent, where they discussed the Children’s Right and how they can use emotional intelligence to protect the right of the children.
About 15 certified coaches and Emotional intelligence Practitioners were in full swing, stationed in different booths facilitating the social and emotional competencies exercises to empower the children with knowledge of Emotional Intelligence and wellbeing. All thanks to Life Coaches Association of Nigeria(LCAN).
We also had the founder of Fundawazi Foundation, Pastor (Mrs.) Nomthi Odukoya speak to the children about their rights and how to spot and prevent any sorts of abuse whatsoever on their person.
The EQ pop-up festival was nothing short of amazing, as the children had massive fun infused with learning which was our ultimate goal.
Many thanks to parents who brought their children, Head of schools that availed their pupil the opportunity to learn. Also our sponsors including Fundawazi, The BetterMan Limited, Familia Tissues, UAC Foods, Fastizers Cookies, Yippie Munch, T&C Confectioneries, Grace’s Cake, EJ Treasures Events and our Family and systemic therapist for that day, Ms. Kenyah Nyameche who came all the way from United Kingdom. Many thanks to facilitators and team members for the great support.
We look forward to 2019 EQ Pop-Up Festival as we continue to make our world and the world around us a better place.