Healingsprings fellowship’s Workforce Recovery Initiative

Due to the economic impact of the present pandemic, academics and policy makers agree that we are currently faced with two major problems: high level of unemployment, and a deskilled workforce as a result of economic inactivity.

At Healingsprings fellowship we believe we can help reduce these figures through our Workforce Recovery Initiative by opening up volunteering opportunities coupled with high quality skills training.

To this end we have developed 6month projects from our backlog for web developers, project managers, product developers, user experience testers, events managers, sponsorship managers, digital marketers, cyber security analysts, IT Administrators, bloggers, community organisers, graphic designers etc.

This will provide opportunities for skilled unemployed people to work on real life exciting projects in return for social connections, coaching, mentoring, and high quality training courses via Coursera and other providers. 

This three-way relationship (volunteer, course provider/ or sponsor, and Healingsprings fellowship) will go a long way in improving our existing products, and developing new ones for our subscribers.

In return:

  • Volunteers will develop their skills and confidence in an ever changing job market. Making them job ready and attractive.
  • Corporate sponsors will be addressing their corporate social responsibility by investing in volunteers by offering scholarships, funding courses, or providing access to courses in their catalogue through a voucher scheme.
  • We all know the importance of working collectively on our self esteem, wellbeing, and sense of meaning; furthermore, this is truly a worthy cause.

    So please of get in touch if you would like to partner with us as we invest in the future of humanity at

    Thank you!

    Healingsprings fellowship: harnessing the power of ideas through social connections


    Social Constructionism

    Social constructionism is a theory of knowledge in sociology and communication theory that examines the development of jointly-constructed understandings of the world that form the basis for shared assumptions about reality.

    Some brilliant examples of social constructs are captured in this statement by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:

    “I am Nigerian because a white man created Nigeria and gave me that identity. I am black because the white man constructed black to be as different as possible from his white.
    But I was Igbo before the white man came.”

    Points to note:
    1. Nigeria: an institution created by colonialism 
    2. Blackness: an idea that justified slavery abc racism in modern times

    Among others, the job upon us includes the demystification of myths, exposing pseudoscience, and deconstructing social constructs; especially those that do not serve the progress and harmony of humanity.

    This is purely an intellectual exercise which epitomises leadership in the 21st century, because we are where we are today because of the strongholds of these ideas.


    ‪Fertility rate: ‘Jaw-dropping’ global crash in children being born (BBC)

    Clearly religion gave legitimation to suffering in the past, and in its absence people are increasingly concerned about why children should be born to suffer.

    Even though wealth has increased globally (let’s leave the question of distribution for now), and we are living longer, data also shows that we are less fulfilled and unhappier. Scholars even argue that we now suffer from poverty of aspiration.

    A more religious society is definitely not the answer because it justified inequality and strengthened most of the social norms like patriarchy, homophobia, racism etc., that we are currently contending with.

    Can gainful work provide new meaning and a heightened sense of purpose? Isn’t it time we rethink the nature and outputs of work?

    #ideas #debate #meaningfulwork #innovation