Thursday, January 19, 2017
In 2015 when this scholar (attached pics) joined us with his elder brother, all he could speak was Hausa language! Not a single sentence in English. Babu turanshi. They had moved to Lagos from Maiduguri due to BokoHaram insurgency, they lost their home... And, while their dad came to Lagos with two boys, no news about their mother's whereabout with other children till date.
These two young scholars joined us, with little to NO literacy nor numeracy knowledge. It was a difficult beginning for everyone of us as we had no translator! Lol.
This morning, guess who spoke fluent English to me while seated in this corner?!? Omg. I was transfixed. Elated. My heart bursting with enormous joy. Truly, #EveryChildCanLearn #EveryChildDeservesAchance.
Meanwhile, one of our goals this year is to get a better school environment. We want to move... The population is increasing despite how much we scrutinise new intake. Every week, more children show up with their parents. Sadly, we can't admit all especially due to our present resources. Moreso, our present school structure is under HIGH TENSIONS. Although there are several buildings on this path, however, it isn't a good environment. We need to move. We need support. We need your help. More details shall be shared on this soon.
The attached pictures show children during lunch break, today.
Again, Special Thank You to friends who birthed the feeding Idea... Every Tuesday and Thursday NO child goes hungry, again. Thaaaank you, friends.
#Sponsors are reminded of their protégées' school fees, We have Basit, Tope, Bose, Mubarak, Abiodun, Esther etc...school bills to pay, please. #ThankYou
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Special THANKS to friends who pulled resources together to initiate a FEEDING program for the children at Helper's Academy (A school initiative of Street to School for primary school drop outs, and out of school children). Your intervention is timely. We thank you for your thoughtfulness. God bless.