Monday, July 29, 2013

Sponsored Kid Got Double Promotion..

Deadline for the online registration of the 2013 GCE is only 2 days away... and, we have sponsored 9 students, already... despite the fact that the examination fee for this year was pretty expensive. (N10, 500 per child). We do express our profound gratitude to God for the opportunity and to all our friends and sponsors for the push-ups. Thank you so very much.
 
PS: The GCE Sponsorship Scheme is a branch of the RSN -Education Sponsorship Scheme. It got started in year 2010...when we sponsored Twenty One (21) students. In 2011...we sponsored nine (9)...In 2012 we did sponsor seventeen (17) and here again...we have nine promising young people...ready to take the examinations. We wish them the best preparation..and results.
 
Thank you our friends.. May God bless the works of your hands, always... :#EveryPennyCounts 
 
In the main news, one of our Street2School kids (SADIQ) has received DOUBLE promotion, from Nursery 1 - Primary 1...instead of Nursery 2. He got an aggregate of 95.8%.
 
Do have a great week, our Friend...
 

RSN

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Another Child's Got A Sponsor? Yes..


 
Good Day,
 
It is a very cool evening from here. We are hoping that you had a fantastic day at work, too! Thank you for all you do for young people. Truly, we would not have been able to achieve much without your great support. It means so much to us all, Thank you. God Bless you, always!
 
Just A Quick Update, Please
 
Thus far, we have registered 9 (qualified) less privileged students for the 2013 GCE. And, we have one slot left. Our zillion thanks to YOU -Mr. S.A & Mrs. ‘Anonymous’ for the huge Support! It makes a whole lot of difference.
 
Tomorrow, some of our sponsored kids would be having their End-of-Session party. We hope to send you some update. Interestingly, one of them is in the drama group.. We just learnt that little Blessing would be acting the role of a Nurse tomorrow! Woohooo!!  :D

PS: Blessing is the 5years Old little girl who got a Sponsor (Mr. Belo) some few months back.
 
Perhaps this might interest you too that, Basit –the pioneer beneficiary of our Primary Education Sponsorship Scheme would be moving to Primary 2! He is no longer the 10year old boy in Nursery 2. How time flies, really…J Already, we have received a note from his School Management that we’ve got a total bill of N69, 100 (School Fees + Textbooks + Notebooks + Summer School + Christmas Party) for his next class.
 
We got the following mail this afternoon from a potential Sponsor and we thought it good enough to share…with you.
 
I made a covenant with God to sponsor a child if i get a summer job and yes i got not just 1 but 2 summer jobs. I know how it feels not to be able to pay ones fees or go to school. I have been there myself it was friends and the church that paid my fees and saw me through school at a point prostitution was almost the only optional. Anyway that is a story for another day.
Thanks for your prayers…
 
As a New Academic begins in few weeks time, we are hoping to get more Sponsors for our kids…It’s “One Child-One Sponsor” and we encourage Sponsors to support a child’s education for at least two years for the child’s stability. Pls, let us know if you would be willing to be a Child’s Sponsor, too. We have got some kids on our waiting list. We need Sponsors.
 
Thank you, everyone for all you do.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
 
 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Senator Yerima Advocating Child Marriage..

For some few days now, we have had some forms of protest against the recent bill that was passed into law in our Country. A bill which advocates Child-Marriage.
 
While the Chief Advocate for this law has been Senator Yerima. It is truly disturbing that young people, especially the Girl Child may be denied their childhood forever... I still cannot imagine the rationale behind giving out the hand of a CHILD as young as 9 years old out in marriage.
 
This is insane!
 
The article below was the response of Senator Yerima to why he advocated for under-age Marriage, do you think he is right, enough?

SENATOR AHMED SANI YARIMAN BAKURA REPLIES HIS ENEMIES
''Nigeria has many uncountable problems and none of them is early marriage. As a matter of fact early marriage the solution to about half of our problems. For those who wonder if I can give my daughter(s) out in marriage at the age of 9 or 13, I tell you most honestly, I can give her out at the age of 6 if I want to and its not your business. This is because I am a Muslim and I follow the example of the best of mankind, Muhammad ﺻَﻠَّﻰ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻪُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻪِ ﻭَﺳَﻠَّﻢَ .
In Islam, marriage is not only about sex, it is about family and helping one another in achieving their goals, which is the attainment of Paradise.
In Islam, a girl can be given out in marriage as early as 6 years old, but consummation of the marriage can only be done when the girl becomes physically mature and she gives her consent to it because unlike English law, it is not permissible for a man to rape his wife in Shari'ah Law.

So what can anybody tell me?
~ I live in a city where young girls at the age of 12 have already became serial fornicators and cannot count the number of man they've had sex with.
~ I live in a City where primary school children disvirgin themselves behind toilets on Valentine day.
~ I live in a city where young girls flood the street at night looking for men that would give them N500 to have sex with them.
~ I live in a city where parents send their daughters out overseas to prostitute and send dollars down.
~ I live in a City where Government officials pick undergraduates from University car parks with Coastal Buses to wild sex parties.
~ I live in a city where abortion is so common that even a Chemist shore owner can perform abortion with just N2,500.


These are your daughters, and this should worry you and not Yerima's private matters. So ask me again why I support early marriage and I will slap the Jinn out of your head''.
- Senator Ahmad Sani Yarima

Maybe, it is not enough for him to tell us HOW girls behave in his city. He needs to tell us WHY they behave the way they do..as this would help proferr necessary solution to the moral decadence in HIS city...and NOT compound it. Already, there are 800,000 suffering from Vesicovaginal fistula. This is epidemic and not a national pride. Let's save young people, let us save ourselves. As age of 9,10 etc aren't suitable for marriage! They are Kids, Not Brides ‪#‎ChildNotBride‬
 
Signed
Tosin Taiwo






Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Some Out-of-School Children...Care to Sponsor their education? :)







We enroll kids in Private Schools for some quality education. And the estimated 
School Bill for A full Academic Session (One year) is N100, 000 or $670. This could be split out per term (N35, 000) per term. We encourage sponsors to sponsor a child for at least the first two years, as this would assist the child's concentration and stability. Pls let us know if you would love to sponsor a child.. Thank you!

 
For further information and sponsorship details kindly send mail to rsnnigeria@gmail.com.
 
 

 
 




more children really need to go to school. Like these young friends of ours..

Friday, July 12, 2013

And, Yet Another Prestigious Award


On the night of July 10th, 2013. Tosin Taiwo, Founder of the Resource Sharing Network received a meritorious award from the Christian Association of Nigeria, Alimosho Chapter for her role in promoting education and education sponsorship programmes.

Thank you, C.A.N

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Academic Talk Show Update with Photographs..


Academic Talkshow…
                              
Hope you had a pleasant day at work... Wishing you a very pleasant weekend, good health and great things you desire... Thanks for all you do.
This mail was supposed to be a brief report of the youth programme we had yesterday, however, it seems an epistle, already…J We hope you would enjoy reading it as much as we did. We just had to bring it to you as it is…awesome!

One word to truly describe the July 10th event was ‘wow’! It simply was a wow experience as we stormed Estate Grammar School, Command area in Oke-Odo LGA, Lagos state for an Academic Talkshow –“YouAreBetterThanYouThink!”. As always, we were fully kitted with successful individuals who were willing to share their stories to inspire greatness in young people.
Once again, we use this opportunity to extend our heart-felt gratitude to God for a successful event and to our Guest Speakers for their selflessness. Thank you for visiting our "villa". A truly underserved area/school. Thank you for the efforts. We appreciate your gestures.
The School event started at some minutes past One o’clock and was well attended by over 300 students with School officials. It was truly a mind-blowing session to talk about the importance of Education as we had terrific friends of RSN as Guest Speakers.
We had Mrs. Sola Adeyemi from GUINESS, who spoke on Self-Esteem and encouraged the youth to believe in themselves, love themselves and be mindful of every decision they take when confronted with challenges etc. She buttressed her points with some personal experiences. It truly was a heart-to-heart discussion.
The next Speaker was Mr. Michael Unegbu, the C.E.O of MickCHEM Global Services. As an Engineer, he did not hesitate to discuss the prospect in engineering and the importance of education in this dispensation. He inspired the youth to discover their talent and believe in their abilities. They should love their teachers etc. He also shared some successful personal stories to motivate young people. It was mind blowing.
The Chief Guest Speaker was Mr. Teslim Belo-Osagie, Head Client Coverage Generalists, Standard Chartered Bank. He spoke extensively on the need for young people to be hardworking, focused and purpose-driven. And to drive home his points he spoke in some low level languages. :D Yes, he spoke so fluently in Pidgin language…as this seems to be the best language understood by the students thus, they paid rapt attention throughout the session. It was explosive, absolutely!
Just before the close of event, we had some special session to learn entrepreneurship from Mr. Olufemi Omotayo, C.E.O of EntrepreNEWS.  He did so well by showing up to talk about this subject matter despite his busy schedule for same day. Thank you!
Other activities of the day were: donation of educational gift items to some best students from various classes, also donations of 50 copies of the ‘Faith to Kill’ movie donated to us by another friend of RSN -Mr. Femi Bolorunde (Actor/Producer).
Truly, we had SO much fun. It was such an exciting, educative moment. Huge appreciation to ALL Guest Speakers for ‘traveling’ the distance! We appreciate you. Special thanks also to Mrs. Taiye Faloju (Standard Chartered Bank). You are such an Angel. Thank you for sponsoring the event/refreshment. Thank you for your priceless support, always!
Kindly find attached some photographs. Happy Viewing..:)
P.S: Next School Outreach comes up in December.
Sincerely,
Resource Sharing Network Team 

Monday, July 8, 2013

For Your E.V.Support..

... Last year, a lady came to us; she was practically a 'house-help' with a family in Lagos. And, she was so desirous to write the examination last year. She didn't mind the distance to our office...she came down with her Madam's 3-4year-old baby. At first, we felt reluctant because it seems she had her hands filled already.


On Friday, listening to her speak was so inspiring.. exciting... Yes! She made her outstanding papers in the exam and now an undergraduate student (Part-time) in Yaba College of Technology.

 

This morning, we had a 17years old young man visit us at the Resource Centre.. He needed to know if we could get him the GCE form, also! From our conversation, this is one young man who was moved from a high-brow private school to a public one some years ago when Daddy lost his job...and, eventually his dad died some weeks back. At such a young age, he looks strong, courageous despite the loss of loved one.. However, the inspiring thing about him is his faith, he said.. "I don't have anything to say, but to thank God".

 

Truly, we have met with thousands of students...but, there's so much about this guy that inspires. He is e x c e p t I o n a l l y different. He is intelligent. Well knowledgeable. Confident. Courageous. Willing to climb the academic ladder which his father couldn't climb...despite a Master Degree Holder. Young Caleb talked about the academic height his father aspired to gain...but couldn't. Some research works begging to be published etc... He aspires to do much more. We see a great mind in a young body.. #PerfectlyPurposeDriven. J


Okay, what if we have a greater percentage of our youths with such mind...seeing challenges as stepping stones, pressing on, regardless? Just thinking out loud..:). All these truly motivate us to reach out to more young people...they need it.

 

Youth Event

On Wednesday 10th day of July, we shall be hosting High School students of Estate Grammar School, Oke-Isagun, Alimosho Area to a Career Talkshow & Passing Examination Tips... Interestingly, we have got Mr. Teslim Belo-Osagie the Head Client Coverage Generalists, Standard Chartered Bank as our Chief Guest Speaker…with other terrific RSN Friends.

 

Thank YOU everyone for your Extremely Valuable Support.

 

It has been awesome. Absolutely!

 

God bless you. Amen.

 

Sincerely,

 

Tosin Taiwo

Resource Sharing Network

"…promoting education for all"

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Career TalkShow for High School Students!




In a couple of days we shall be hosting over three hundred young people from High Schools on Career Guide. We have exciting Speakers from Standard Chartered Bank, MickChem Global Service, Guinness etc!

Sure, it is going to be mind-blowing and explosively educative!!!!

Watch this space!!!!!

"You Are Better Than You Think"!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Festival of Educational Items!!!!!!

At the beginning of a New Academic Term in September, last year...we donated thousand of notebooks, schoolbags, sandals etc to kids in underserved areas... Lagos State.

This year, we are willing to donate some more educational items to the kids.

To Partner with us for this Initiative, Kindly send us a mail via rsnnigeria@gmail.com... We really want to reach more children in need. Thanks to Our Sponsors, Donors and Friends. #CountDown 82Days

Special Thanks to United Parcel Service and A Ray of Hope and Many other terrific individuals for the support! Thank You...

Youth Engagement Project: July 10th 2013

Happy New Month, Friend!

Today, it is less than 8days to our next event for High School
Students in Ipaja area, Lagos State.. It's a Motivational
Talkshow/Career Seminar and we have Speaking Opportunity for 5
Professionals, Pls. Preferably in Banking Sector, Engineering,
Administration, Computer Science etc. Our aim is to raise generations
of purpose-driven youth.

Date: July 10th, 2013. Time: 1pm - 3pm.

Kindly reply this mail if you are willing to have a date with young
people!!! We would appreciate your response for further planning and
preparation, pls.

PS: Huge Shout Out to our GCE Registration Sponsors! Thank YOU!!!


Do have a Pleasant New Month..filled with pleasant surprises. :)


Thank You for all you do.


RSN Team

Monday, July 1, 2013

GCE Registration Exercise

Today, we had a full house of young people who needed to register for the 2013 GCE examination but could not afford it due to different reasons and circumstances...such as loss of parent, lack of funds etc. It has been awesome meeting with young people...meeting education needs!!!!!