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.
hope this mail meets you well…wishing you every strength and grace that you
need to stand strong, firm and be the best that you really desire to be. Thank
you for being there, we appreciate you. God bless. Such
an amazing year it has been as we rode on giant strides, reaching out to more
than a thousand young people in public schools, sponsoring the education
programme and Examinations of disadvantaged students etc. Indeed, It has been
fulfilling. We appreciate you for your donation to our cause. Special Highlights ü2012 GCE Result is Out
*winks* and thus far, this week we have received feedback from three beneficiaries
of the GCE Sponsorship Scheme. We look forward to receiving responses from 14 more
Aduragbemi English Language B3 Mathematics B3 Agric. Science C4 Chemistry C5
Herewith are some photographs of a most recent event (December 15th, 2012) we had with some of our Sponsored kids. It was a Christtmas party that was organised for kids in the environ.
Really, it was a fun filling day for the kids who were visiting 'Father Christmas' for the very first time, receiving Christmas gift. A remarkable experience for them and you could tell from the excitement on their faces as they hop around from one place to the other.....having fun.
.....Now, I really got to be pardoned. And, I know it...:D because it's hugely dawn on me that most of my updates got to do with young people's education, sponsorship, mentorship etc!... Really, working with young people has been so excitingly demanding! such that almost every day/week we receive request for education assistance from the disadvantaged young people who got dropped out of school etc and they really would love to get back to school. We get phone calls from some mothers(single parents) too and all they need is some financial support because things are pretty hard..
In less than 48hours we have got requests for JAMB exam sponsorship from 14 students and 2 for WAEC sponsorship from a Single parent whose child missed out of this year WAEC exam because she could not afford the fee...and there were no public schools in the environ to easily fix up her children.
Now, while our desire is to sponsor as many children as we can, however, our budget and findings wouldn't..…
On the 4th of December, we did register a disadvantaged young man for the 2013 West African Examinatin for Senior Secondary School (WAEC). Caleb has been attending classes without enough funds to pay for his school fees and examination. This term, while other students attend classes, he had to stay back at home engaging in other activities/job just to earn some wages for himself and his sickly single parent -his mum.
Today, he has been registered and all expenses paid by Resource Sharing Network. Thanks to our Sponsors. #The photograph attached shows Caleb in the School Principal's office with the School Principal and staff of RSN
Thanks to YOU our friends.
God bless..really, it means so much to us when we reach out to meet the needs of young people who need some help. It's a privilege and we are thankful..:). In the following weeks, we look forward to assisting more students register for this examination. At present, we have three more on our waiting list. Every penny counts…
Today, we did receive a text message from one of the Beneficiaries of our Education Sponsorship Scheme, how he has gained admission into the Polytechnic for a Higher National Diploma (HND).
In 2009, after we sponsored his NECO Examination, Simon passed his exams and immediately secured admission into Kogi State Polytechnic for an OND. Herewith was the text message that we received from him. (exactly in his words):
“Good day, thanks for the text Message, I just checked my NECO and I got 9 Credits, I don’t know how much I go thank you!!!!”
Today, his text message reads:
"Good day ma, how is the family? I have been given admission for a Higher National Diploma in Kogi State Polytechnic"
Good to know that he is no longer where he used to be...he is simply movingON. Simon had his secondary school education in Government Day Sec. School, Lokoja, Kogi State
Dear Friend, As the year comes to an end, we have EVERY reason to be
thankful to God for ALL things. Yes, and every reason to appreciate YOU our
friend for your HUGE and immeasurable support, donations, good wishes etc.
all through the year. Thank You! Interestingly, in our own little way of paying it forward
aside education sponsoring; we have visited some Orphanage Homes in the past
years, to donate some items. Orphanages such as: Little Saints OrphanageRed Cross Orphanage and Makoko
Waterside kidsHeart of Gold Children HospiceLight of Hope School for DEAF and
DUMB etc. However, this year, on the 28th of December, 2012
we wish to Fundraise for our 2013 Education
Sponsorship Projects and also spend some good time with Past and Present
Beneficiaries of our Sponsorship/Mentorship Scheme. And, while we have some
of them already in the Universities, Polytechnics etc...We have others in Primary
and Secondary Schools. Already, we have received a donation of N50,000 for t…