In a few hours I am leaving for Nigeria! I have some high level meetings in Abuja with govt folks re: bringing CC! to Federal Unity schools, a speech at the Nigerian Institute for International Affairs in Lagos (10am Saturday Oct 29 — all are welcome) and a two day workshop for 25 private schools that are adopting CC! If you live in Nigeria, come to see me. Everyone else, wish me luck!.

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  1. Wonderful to have you visit Nigeria!
    Your commentaries have been really inspiring to me and many around here.
    Where will the workshop take place please. Some of us are interested too!

  2. Hello and congratulations,
    After visiting Nigeria in 2006 for the first time I registered a NonGovernmental Organisation there and I am making big efforts.
    If you are interested, I am very much ready to team up with you and your organisation for some educational programes.

    Margit Holzer
    Eisentorgasse 12
    A-2340 M

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  3. Hi Michael,
    I wish you the best of luck. I am sure your terrific work will be well appreciated. How wonderful! It will be great to hear about the time you spend in Nigeria!
    Donna Glassman-Sommer

  4. While I commend you for your open mindedness despite the stereotype about Nigeria, please be aware that Nigerians are generally of strong moral character. They are also very proud of their rich culture(s) and so must be treated with respect. Please avoid coming across as condescending. This will be resisted and ultimately backfire. Take time to study and appreciate the people. You will have a swell time. Thank you for undertaking this trip and I hope you will report your true experiences upon your return. Stay well and good luck.

  5. Mr. Josephson, I had the opportunity to attend a CC three day workshop last month in Dallas TX with Mr. Forenti. People from USA and other countries, all from different backgrounds, different religions, different ages attended the workshop…and at the end, none of that mattered. We all left that place with a wonderful feeling of community and equality. Among them, Mr. Okey Ikechukwu from Nigeria! I was amazed on how far he had traveled to get the training. If you happen to run into him, tell him that a friend from Guatemala, says HI! GOOD LUCK!

  6. Hi Michael,
    I love the idea that you go global. I am sure you will enjoy Nigeria and the other parts of Africa as well, if you get a chance to visit some of them. Looking forward to hearing from you about your experience.

  7. I am happy to hear that you are going to Nigeria , spreading your good will and knowledge to people that are so often forgotten. I wish to sending greetings to your wonderful family too.

  8. I am glad to hear that you are going to Nigeria to sptread good will and your knowledge. So often thses countrys are forgotten.

  9. Sir, i am a proud Nigerian and I have been reading your commentaries a couple of years now. it gladdening to know that you are visiting Nigeria. we are very receptive and i strongly believe that the lessons you are coming with will not only be accepted but also adopted. Unfortunately, I didn’t get this news on time, i would have met you in person at NIIA, Lagos. Nigeria is a nice place, sure you will enjoy your stay here. you are welcome.

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      Hi Nnamdi – I am home in Los Angeles now. Thanks for your encouraging words. The trip was a success on many levels. I made great friends and learned a great deal. I did my best to give honest insights that could help the country transform into a respected super-power befitting its resources and population.I hope I left behind gifts that others will value for a long time. There were some TV and newspaper people at my speech at the Nigerian Institute for International Affairs. Please let me know if you saw any coverage. I would very much like to expand our reach to Nigerians so would you please tell your friends to subscribe to this site and our two Facebook pages — Character Counts and What Will Matter?

  10. Iam happy to hear thAT YOU CAME TO NIGERIA. I.live in Nigeria and i have been a subscrber of your character count for some years now. I have made use of some of your materials for my Ph.d work cos i work on ‘Development of participatory moral education for colleges of education in Nigeria’. I recieved the information very late, i would have love to meet you personally. I am looking forward to be a part of your character count seminar one day. I’m glad you came.

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      Thank you so much. It was a very encouraging and eye-opening experience. We are hopeful we can build up a larger following in Nigeria to this blog and our What Will Matter and Character Counts Facebook pages. Could you plese invite your friends to join us?

  11. Thanks so much for coming to Nigeria. Incidentally, I had travelled to Texas before you came and I didn’t read about this mail in my inbox before I travelled. If I did, even though I wasn’t around, I would have mobilised some of the staff in my church-owned secondary school to attend the programme. We are highly interested in Character Counts Programme. Please keep me informed about any more of your programmes in future, whether in Nigeria or the U.S, especially in Texas, so we don’t miss out on this again. Thanks again for coming to Nigeria, we need CHARACTER COUNTS!

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      Floy, thank you for your encouragement. I hope you are willing to encourage your friends and associates in Nigeria to connect with us on the internet in any or all of the following ways: become a fan of my official public Face Book page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Josephson/43153740519 and the official CHARACTER COUNTS! FB page at https://www.facebook.com/CharacterCounts and subscribe to and regularly visit the What Will Matter website and receive our weekly newsletter.(www.whatwillmatter.com)

  12. Sure I am and will continue to do that. I just read about your seminar scheduled to hold in Houston, TX in January. I am interested and hope to attend. Will you be there, Mr Josephson?

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  13. Dear Michael,
    Thank you for your previous message and for conecting me with Prince Nnagozie through e-mail. How did you find your trip to Lagos? I love this country and I have met a lot of very nice and good people over there and I hope to continue there with my work for sustainable development.
    Best regards
    Margit – Austria

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