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.
In the next few days, we shall be registering students for the 2013 GCE examination! Do share this link with any disadvantaged but brilliant young people out there in Lagos, Nigeria, who need some push-ups! ;) Pre-registration form to be filled can be accessed here CLICK
Bose is a 4year old little girl and a beneficiary of our Primary Education Sponsorship Scheme...she lives with her single momma who is partially deaf. The exciting thing about Bose is that for every time mama does not hear a neighbour's cal...l or greetings.. Bose does some re-echoing so she could hear. Sometimes she screams... wows like..."mommy won pe yin" It was such a delight to have Bose registered in school, this year. Huge Appreciation to her Sponsor...
We are happy to inform you that today we did attend School OPEN DAY event for
one of our sponsored kids (Sadiq). Tomorrow, we hope to attend another of
Basit and Bose etc. It has truly been an exciting week inspecting the works of
the kids etc. Kindly find attached some photographs of Sadiq and his
handworks. Just like Basit, Sadiq is another cool-headed boy though, sometimes,
he could be pretty shy however, and his eagerness to learn is great! He writes
clearly, has good interest in mathematics...still trying to fully understand
and speak English Language. He is eager to learn.
A brief Intro..Sadiq (he is seated on the right) has been a street boy, and hawker of fruits for
some time now and even after school hours, the mum still sends him off to
street to hawk oranges. Howbeit, in order to help him better, the teacher has
decided to delay Sadiq in school until 5:30pm daily, so he could have some good
time to revise and study more. He is doing pretty well. #FantasticStep :D Career
It is a beautiful day and we have so many things to be thankful to God for.
Wishing you a pleasant week, ahead.
Just a quick, For anyone and everyone interested to donating educational items or sponsor a child's education...herewith, is the procedure for accepting donation:
A. Donation form sent to Donor via e-mail
B. Donor fills and Return Form preferably via e-mail
C. Items Received from Donors
D. Financial lead or a designated Official verifies A-C
E. Cash receipts issued to Donor or item Received Note Issued to Donor.
Have a Great Day, Friends. :)
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This weekend, we present another 0child on our waiting list of kids who need education Sponsor.
PS: Pls do not hesitate to send us a mail (email@example.com) or visit our resource centre (ipaja area, Lagos state) for further details, friendship, sponsorship, donations of educational items etc. |Thank You|
"the absolute worst thing is to see a child suffering, and if you can do something about it, then you must help them.....It doesn't matter how much or little you have, if someone is in need, then you must help them with whatever you can"
Today, we purchased some sporting items such as football. Skipping rope for kids in a community primary school. It was exciting to watch the students hop around, playing balls, skipping ropes having lotta fun. Huge appreciation to everyone who's been a part of our cause. You are our Hero! Thank you.
And, yes we gave some water bottles awaaaay, especially to those pretty younger kids..
It's 98 days to the beginning of a New Academic Session..
And, we've got "Project 100" on our mind... Here, we hope to donate some educational items to HUNDRED disadvantaged kids in public primary schools...especially, those without any school bag, sandals etc. Would you sponsor a child's educational pack? Be a part of our Project Hundred SPONSORS, today!. Here is our wish list for the kids.
1. Educational items such as School Bags, Notebooks, Pencils, Pens, Ruler, Crayon, Drawing Books, School Sandals, A pair of Socks, School Uniform. .
2. Basic Education Sponsors. These include individuals who are willing to be paired to young kids for education sponsorship. We have some kids on our waiting list.. Let us know if you would be willingly to mentor and sponsor a child.
We would appreciate DONATIONS of educational items for the kids!!!!! Pls send us a mail if you have got items to donate. And we would be glad to pick them up! (rsnnigeria @ gmail . com) -withou…
This week we have been invited to participate in some sporting activities with school children at a neighbouring community primary school. And, they have requested for some sporting items. Howbeit, we have got them some water bottles too....Photos of water bottle is attached.
This day, we celebrate all Fathers and Mentors who have been there for us, offering love, guidance, assisting the education of "complete strangers" and young people. Thank you very much. May your lives be Beautiful and Your Days be prolonged for greater accomplishments and blessings. God bless you. Amen
It was a sunny afternoon during school hour, when we visited homes to some out-of-school kids in Lagos State.
Here are two lovely children and brothers, Ayanfe and Seyi who stopped
going to school since last year when momma could not pay the
school bills anymore. These young boys stay at home to look after their
young sister when mama leaves home to do laundry work for other
families far and near.
Ayanfe is 5years old, while Seyi is
8years. They really would love to go back to school and we are hoping
that we get necessary assistance to make their dream come true.
@PremiumTimesng: SHOCKING: Nigeria holds world record in number of children out of school http://t.co/5irfXjeFUh
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has
released a shocking report indicating that one out of every five
Nigerian children is out of school.
In what is clearly a national
disgrace for a country that is the world’s eight largest oil producer,
the UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report (EAGMR) says
Nigeria holds the world record of having the highest number of its young
people out of school.
With approximately 10.5 million kids out
of school, Nigeria dominates twelve other countries with which it
accounts for 47 percent of the global out-of-school population.
other countries are Pakistan (5.1 million); Ethiopia (2.4million);
India (2.3million); Philippines (1.5million); Cote D’Ivoire
(1.2million); Burkina Faso (1million); Niger (1million); Kenya
(1million); Yemen (0.9million); Mali (0.8million) and South Africa
with a young man this morning until about 1:00am, wasn't an issue...cos
he had me all-smiles with his questions...etc He really wanted to know
if there's any college that would take a D7 in English Language. He
wants to study Accounting! He has repeatedly written his exams without a
credit in English. In his words: "I can't afford to stay home this
"Any hope for me, ma?"
Although, he wrote another WAEC exams this year and he is awaiting his
results, but it seems he's lost hope, already!...But, we wouldn't. We
are believing God for a miracle!
What got me all-smiles while chatting to him was because, this is one
student who graduated from one of the High schools we repeatedly visited
for our youth seminar in 2011. He never associated with us then, maybe .
But, he got our number and saved it up for more than 2years after
graduation! He was chatting to us for the first time this morning. Wow!
Welcome to a New Month of JUNE! Thanking you all for ALL you do.
Actually, We wouldn't have been able to do what we do without the immense support we receive from our friends off and on Facebook.
Our recent update was yesterday when within few hours after a fund-raising campaign..that we got some N50,000 to support the education programs of a needy youth, stranded at the University. Thank you, to everyone who shared in our aspiration to making the streets VOID of out-of-school young people.
Again, by next week Monday, we shall be enrolling an out-of School, 8years old girl in school. Do watch this space for some updates.
It's been awesome working with the disadvantaged young people. It's really not about us...but them!
Let's see how far we could reduce the statistics of 10million out-of-school kids in Nigeria..
Education Is A RIGHT of every child, regardless.
Thank you for reading. Do have a fabulous month..
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