Street to School Initiative supports the education programs of out-of-school children and primary school drop-outs in Nigeria through her annual education sponsorship scheme and establishment of tuition-free schools where children are provided with basic learning materials, and enjoy free meal. As a non government organisation, we aspire to see a world where no child is left behind in attaining quality education.
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The PUNCH Newspapers Published our story, today...:)
NGO seeks support for less-privileged children
November 2, 2012 by Motunrayo Aboderin. News here..
Programme Director, Resource Sharing Network, Mrs. Tosin Taiwo, has
urged private organisations to take interest in the education of the
less- privileged children.
She said that despite the various
challenges befalling the education sector, if everyone strived to make a
difference in their own little way, it would create a ripple effect.
Taiwo made this call during the
donation of educational items to pupils of Igbogila Primary School,
Ipaja, Lagos State, organised by the United Parcel Services. She added
that a large percentage of the less-privileged children desire to learn
but don’t have the necessary materials for school.
“The aim of today’s event is to promote
education and motivate young children to take interest in their
education. In this school, Igbogila, there are so many orphans. Most of
them don’t have school bags and sandals. These gift items we are giving
them may be little, but I know it would go a long way in affecting their
“I urge private organisations to support
schools such as this. If we all make a difference in our own little
way, this world will be a better place. Every child has the potential to
excel, all they need is encouragement,” she said.
The Head Teacher, Igbogila Primary
School, Mrs. Mary Ochiama, said that she was deeply grateful to the NGO
for taking interest in her pupils and also urged them to keep up the
She said, “I am so happy. I really
appreciate the NGO for its kind gesture. I’m sure the pupils are so
happy. I pray that God will bless them.”
However, Ochiama called on parents not
to relent in performing their responsibilities. “Some children come to
school without books or food. During break time, they are so hungry.
This is not right. Some parents believe government should provide
everything for their children. The government can’t do everything; you
as a parent has roles that you must perform which include feeding and
clothing your children.”
So many things about the young man in this photograph, that inspires me. One of them? He believes I have solution to all of his academic home work! Aahh.
Interestingly, he is one of our sponsored children in high school who has been on sponsorship from nursery 2, till date! #terrificSponsors. God bless them. #Street2SchoolNG.
For every home work that he cannot solve. ScholarB would take the stress of walking down to my house with his 📚 books. He believes I am a genius. :D Hehehe. During his common entrance examination, maths was our favourite subject as weekends were set aside for problem solving. :)
Okay, It was going to be an interclass debate in his school today, and as one of the debaters..... ScholarB was around for hours yesterday, as we spent time developing points on why democratic governance is the best form of government. He is in JSS 1. Apparently, as shown in the photograph, (which was shot by my little one) lack of electrici…
When we lost one of our pupils last year, it was a difficult thing to bear. Till date, the pain still lingers.
She was only 7years and, I could remember that morning she was brought to my office, she complained of headache. We asked if she had eaten, she answered 'No'. So, we got her some meal. She ate and slept in my office, afterwards. No class for that day. No class. Sorry.
That day, she was the last pupil to leave school for home as mama came pretty late to pick her. Mary was off school for some days. To cut the story short. Little Mary died some two weeks, thereafter.
When a child is sick, we don't just send them home anymore, as we aren't sure of how much medical care they would be given, due to lack in the home. So we ensure we follow through. We get the children into the nearest private clinic, where laboratory tests are conducted, and necessary drugs prescribed. Often times we have had the children admitted for days. We would wait patiently…