Monday, September 30, 2013

Breaking NEWS! :)

WOW! Today, we had such a great time at the #BagSwap event and it was exciting distributing some basic educational items to needy children in public schools in rural communities. We did visit three schools namely Meiran Community Primary School, African Church Primary School, and Ikola Community Primary School, Ikola. We donated thousands of items to the pupil. WOW! 



Some of the items distributed include: School bags, notebooks, sandals, pencils, crayons, The Bible, erasers to more than six hundred children. Special admiration to our Donors. Thank you for all you do. It means so much to us all..


Thank you, Myne Whitman!
Thank you, Ghana Consulate General, Lagos
Thank you, Bible Society of Nigeria
Thank you, Terrific Friends of RSN.

Oops! We had terrific volunteers, too. They did so well. Thank you. :)


...do watch this space for great photographs...x

Friday, September 27, 2013

Project25..OnGoing :)


Sponsoring the education programs of the Girl Child. #OurMandate.

Thanks to our Friends and Child Sponsors!!! #Project25.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

PART ONE: Visit to Some Public Schools As Children Resume New Academic Term..




[I do not know why I have to write this update, [grins] however, a good part of me felt like expressing some thoughts and experience, so I hope you do enjoy..reading]



As I made a quick visit to some schools yesterday and today. It was so exciting to watch the children hop from one place to the other, some with tattered uniform yet with glowing smiles... others with so clean ones, looking so brightly coloured like the rainbow. They play together, walk around the compound and in some cases scream so loudly, having so much fun! [Oh mine. Someone here is missing her childhood times  it truly feels good to be a child, so free.. with little or nothing to worry about. Certainly, adulthood presents a totally different ball game;) totally DIFFERENT...with so many things to be serious about :/]. 

The look in the eyes of the kids was so inviting, and it suggests they have missed the environment so much, and have lots of catching up to do with their friends and teachers. 

And, while I stood by the doorway, waiting to be attended to by the Head Teacher. I realised that some of these kids had no sandals on...yet, they didn't let this affect them...as they cheer on with so much joy.. It was their first day at school and it feels so good to be back in school, after such a long period. Oops! Since JULY. 

Alas, my waiting moment was over and it was my turn to meet with the HT, and I was ushered unto a seat...a comfy chair...hohohoh.  "How may we help you, ma'am, you have something for us?. I smiled and did a short introduction and explained our intent of visitation. #BagSwap. Bingo! It seems certain that she had struck gold in the mud, as she yelled out.. "we have been looking for you people. Welcome". I answered, ma'am, I don't understand... hope nothing? No, it is not you per se. I mean we need NGOs to come and help us, We need more NGOs to visit our children. These children need so much help and assistance...

Perhaps, her recount was not different from the interaction we had with another class teacher in a different school who said, "We have so many children who do not bring food to school, and while others eat in class they cry..because they have nothing to eat. In such situations, we, teachers just have to do something..we have to use our money to buy them food." Many times, we go all out, doing this for the children. It is alarming, that parents send their kids to school without breakfast nor money for feeding. Howbeit, another sad thing is that, some don't even have writing notes!!" While some of these are Orphans, others are not. These are kids who come from very poor homes where their parents cannot even afford 3 square meal". At this point, the "Mother Theresa" in me wanted to cry..*grinnnns* but, I smiled instead, and listened carefully to all they have to say.

Welcome to the world of public school children in rural communities.

Friday, September 20, 2013

#BagSwap2013

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Call for Volunteers..

BagSwap Project is a School Project that involves the distribution of educational items to public school children in rural communities. This is aimed to promote education and build the enthusiasm of the disadvantaged kids towards education. First Batch of the distribution exercise comes up on the 30th of September, 2013.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: #BagSwapProject



The first batch of the distribution exercise of educational items to Public School Children in rural communities comes up on the 30th of September 2013. And, we need VoLuNtEeRs!!! Kindly send a text message to 234(0)8034093287 OR a blank mail to rsnnigeria @ gmail. com to register your interest, pls. We need the gift of you.

RSN: It's all about young people.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Customised Notebooks for Children.


In preparation for the #BagSwap event which would take place in some days away...we have got ourselves two thousand copies of writing pads for children in rural communities who cannot afford some educational items.

At the #BagSwap event, we hope to distribute school bags, sandals, pencils, pens, crayon, notebooks for the needy kids. We do this to promote education and encourage the kids to stay in school. This is profitable than wandering on the streets..

Huge admiration to our friends and donors. Thank you, always!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

To All Child Sponsors!

To our friends and Child Sponsors(CS) who are not on our mail list serv. Here is a letter for you:

Dear C.S,

On behalf of the kids, we say a BIG thank you to everyone who has contributed to paying our school bills and supporting our education.


Truly, we understand how difficult it is sometimes to meet up with personal demands and then a stranger' need. We understand it and we appreciate YOU so much for being there. Thank you for making life more meaningful and exciting for us. Thank you. We pray to God this day and always to bless you more and protect you. May God make your ways prosperous and guide you in all you do. Amen.

Thank You SO much, Sir/Ma.

Best!

RSN Team

Friday, September 13, 2013

Mamas Got to Smile, Too. #BagSwap Project!!!

Here are some educational items we have got, while we wait for some more donations. Already, we've got some Two thousand notebooks..Thanks to our Sponsors for the Support. Also, our special thanks to Myne Whitman, Mrs. Tolu and Ms. Anne for the wonderful support. it's been awesome. x 


We truly need to get some more 50 bags for the children. Also, sandals, etc. Every donation is appreciated...

It's the Back to School, Season people!!!! let's make it happen for the disadvantaged children...let's promote education...bringing smiles to their faces...and their mothers'.


Thank You!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Celebrating 5years of BAGSWAP Project.



Did you know that our first "BagSwap" project happened in 2008 and the first recipients were kids with hearing challenge (DEAF) in Ikotun, Lagos State. Yes! we had some good time with the kids,learning sign language, played football and ate some sweet jollof rice...hohohoho 

Then, this initiative was named -GKC Foundation.  The photograph (ALBUM) below illustrates it better..#PreciousMemories..

PS: BagSwap Project is an annual exercise of donation of educational materials to the disadvantaged young people. We swap their old bags, nylon, make-shift bags for a better, stronger ones, with some stationeries and notebooks intact. This year, our BagSwap Project would take place on the 30th of September, 2013..we need Partners, Sponsors, Donors, pls...we truly want to reach out to more young people this year...thank you!!! 






Monday, September 9, 2013

Visiting Homes of Some Sponsored Kids...thank you, Sponsors.

Today, we visited the home of some of our sponsored kids and it was all so exciting. Sitting on the floor as there were no chairsss....however, it was all fun...x And, we had so much to talk about...as schools resume in few days time!!! Oops. 

Let the work begin.. we can't wait! #BagSwap Project.


The CountDown..

'What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.' -Albert Pike

Wishing everyone a fantastic, mind-blowing week ahead, as we count down to our Back2School #‎BagSwap Project... September 30th, 2013.
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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Preschool Cancelled In Osun State. Thumbs Up or Down?

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State on.Tuesday said that his administration had cancelled pre-nursery in all government owned public schools in the state.

Aregbesola said this in Ila Orangun during a.feedback interactive forum with the people in the area. The governor, who addressed the crowd in Yoruba, said that his administration decided to cancel the pre-nursery because it was wrong for mothers to dump their babies in schools in the name of building careers.

He said, " We have cancelled pre-nursery in all public schools. Babies in pre-nursery schools should be under their mothers' care and not in school. Mothers should take care of their babies until they are six years old.

"Children from six years of age to 18 will enjoy free and qualitative education, we are committed to giving our children qualitative education and we won't compromise on this."
The governor also said that his administration was working on a bill to make it mandatory for any civil servant to work for at least three years in rural communities before they could rise beyond Grade Level 12.

This, according to him, is aimed at stopping civil servants from rejecting their postings to work in rural areas.
He said, "Any worker on Level 12 who wants to rise beyond the level must have three years of service in rural communities or such would not rise beyond that level."


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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

[Letter To A Volunteer Youth Mentor..:)]

Dear Mentor,

This morning, we received a 'Thank YOU' phone call from your Mentee - a young lady. And she was surprised that you have doubled the monthly stipend that you pay her.. She was so filled with excitement and appreciation for your support since the past one year. To her, your support has been awesome. Unbelievable! Unimaginable! You came into the picture when her hope of pursuing a University Degree was lost due to financial struggles, because momma could never afford such luxury nor her late dadda. Already, there was so much at the homefront to take care of.. But now, it is a different story, as you have consistently mentored and supported her..into furthering her education. Now, she is a prospective Undergraduate in one of the Universities in Nigeria.. #‎FullScholarship .

Aside, supporting/mentoring her and other students. You have given so much commitment, time. And, we can only ask God to bless you more for all you do. Likewise our appreciation goes to every other Mentors who have sacrificed so much and have been committed to rekindling hopes and making life meaningful for other children..all because they chose to pay it forward. Thank You Mentorsss. .

PS: Although, as much as we can, we DO NOT ask Mentors to be financially responsible for any child because we understand that mentorship in itself takes A LOT! However, we have got some individuals who are practically willing to go another mile. And, this is one of those miles and act that we cannot let go, unannounced, and unappreciated.

We appreciate E V E R Y O N E, always. Thanks. God bless.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

We are SO Indebted. And, We Know it...

We are SO indebted to so many of you for your support. And we know it and appreciate you always for it. 
Once again, thank you all for what you do, through us, for the disadvantaged young people. Thank you very much. #EveryChildCounts #Back2SchoolProject..

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Monday, September 2, 2013

2013 GCE Examination Begins..

The 2013 GCE examination has begun, with Chemistry Practical, today! Wishing all our Sponsored (9) Underserved Youth, Great Success!! ♥