Saturday, December 31, 2011

Visit to Makoko Waterside, Yaba

On Friday, 30th of December, 2011 with a few Mentee, we did visit the Red Cross Orphanage Home and Makoko Waterside Area, Yaba to donate some items to disadvantaged children and celebrate birthday with one of our Mentors at the Orphanage.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2011 GCE Results from Beneficiaries

In 2011, we did sponsored the Examinations of Nine students to write the October/November GCE examination, One student to write JAMB exam and another student for the West African Examination.
Thus far, we have received the following results out of Nine students sponsored for the 2011 GCE Education Sponsorship Program:

Blessing's Result
English Language: B3
Mathematics: F9
Economics: C6
Government: B2
Christian Religious Knowledge: C4
Literature in English: B3
Biology: E8
Agricultural Science: C5

English Language: B3
Mathematics: A1
Yoruba: C6
Physics: B3
Chemistry: C4
Biology: C5
Economics: C4

Hannah I.
Commerce: B3
Financial Account: C5
Economics: C5
Government: A1
Literature in English: C4
English Language: B3
Yoruba Language: C4
Mathematics: D7
Biology: C5

Commerce: D7
Financial Account: B2
Economics: C6
Government: D7
Geography: C6
English Language: C6
Yoruba Language: E8
Mathematics: A1
Biology: C5

Huge thanks to our Friends for making this possible to the disadvantaged girls, youths. #One of the students who sent in this result was referred to us by a friend. She lives with a family in Lagos where she works as an 'househelp'. Others are faced with difficult challenges. In 2012, we hope to sponsor more youths to school...:)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

We, the entire friends of RSN want to say a huge THANK YOU for your supports in 2010/2011.
For your gifts of time, for your gifts of support and treasure.
For Believing in us and making us come closer to our objectives.
We appreciate you.

We wish you the happiest of holidays and a wonderful new year!

With Love, Tosin
Friends of RSN

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Mentee That Truly Inspires...

Michael : A Mentee that inspires greatly…

I remember meeting this young man some years ago. It was my first visit to a public school not too far away from my working place. With the aim of mentoring young people in the neighbourhood where I worked, I moved from one school to the other, making friends with young people. It’s exactly three years ago, since I met with Michael , and other interesting young people who have topped my list of youths with great minds. Michael was the head prefect in his set, and one of the brilliant students who devotes time to school and academic works. He was introduced to me by
the School Counselor. His passion for what he believes in is really intriguing, I remember the first time he told me he aspires to be a “Farmer”. And, that he hopes to study Agriculture at the University of Abeokuta. Hearing that from him was like waking up from a “bad dream” (smiles). “not from a brilliant chap who has got what it takes to study Medicine, Law, Accountancy etc, why Agriculture!?…I muttered” the good thing was that, Michael wouldn’t bulge by what people say or be dissuaded by others view of his course of choice. He was simply determined to study AGRICULTURE. He had a reason and a vision why he chose Agriculture.

In 2009, he graduated with the best result from Opebi Grammar School, and was selected for an award as one of the students with best result in Education District IV, Oshodi, Lagos State.

In 2010, he scored hundred and ninety (290/400) in JAMB. A very rare output and this prompted JAMB officials to contact Michael ’s Principal for interrogations to ascertain if he was brilliant enough for obtain such academic feat!

In recent years, he was paired with a “Big Brother” Mentor Olaniyi who truly took him as a little brother. Michael got this to say about his Mentoring experience:
“My destiny would not have been completed had I not had contact with RSN because they have helped to mould me into what I am today....if there is anything I have learnt from my mentor, I say two things 1. He has unknowingly taught me to be a giver, I did not know until my friend reacted to my behavior. He has taught me the meaning of "Resource Sharing Network" 2. Secondly he has been there to encourage and celebrate with me in almost every time I can't say I have been the best Mentee but am truly grateful to GOD for Mr. Olaniyi and Mrs. Tosin Taiwo and in general RSN”

Today, Michael is a 200-Level undergraduate, studying Agriculture at the University of Abeokuta.Despite the many challenges, he strives on, excelling in his class with a cumulative GPA of 4.0. Once again, let me use this medium to extend a profound gratitude to people who have supported our works financially, most times, funds received are extended to young people like Michael who need some push ups.

Thank YOU.

*for good reasons, we have decided to use a pseudo-name (Michael) for our young mentee. Michael is not real name. :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Call to Sponsor a Child's Education...

Compliments of the season,

Hey! We are trying to raise some funds so as to sponsor the payment of WAEC registration fee for one of our disadvantaged youths. She is desirous to go back to school without much assistance from her single parent.... And, so we hope to be of good help, peradventure we get necessary assistance in due time. :)

while early Registration exercise closes next week wednesday, late registration closes next year January! (early January)

Already, this year we have sponsored eleven students to write differnt qualifying exams such as WAEC, GCE and JAMB. We really hope to make our dear friend our 12th beneficiary, wrapping up the year 2011 in good style. ;)

huge appreciations to all our friends who have supported our causes. We appreciate you immensely.

Care to sponsor our young friend? Pls, contact us as soon as you can, ....we want to make her dream come true.

Thank You~

Saturday, December 10, 2011

RSN donates Knitted wears to kids in the Orphanage~

On 8th of December, 2011! we made a "Charity Visit" to a motherless home in Surulere suburb. It is a home for special kids with disabilities, neurological disorder etc.

Indeed, it was a memorable experience as we shared some time with the kids...though we donated to them some knitted wears, however, we wished we could do much more to alleviate the sufferings of these young kids...with autism, down syndrome, disabilities etc. We love you, and we'd always keep you in our prayers. God bless you.

Also, a huge thanks to our friend and donor, Mrs. Tolulope Ochonogor for making this visit worth it, we look forward to our next week~ :)