Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Here comes a drawing of a child who was once an out-of-school boy...until last year! He is back to school now on Full Scholarship...and, his best hobby is drawing...Maybe someday soon, he might be a professional graphic designer..:)
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Free weekend tutorial for young people in rural areas, has commenced. This is to support in their learning experience and to have them well prepared for their examinations. Maths is fun...
Photo shows participating students from various schools with their Tutor: Mrs. Taiye Faloju of Standard Chartered Bank. She is truly an amazing Tutor and volunteer.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Remember, Project25? ;)
It is an ongoing mentoring scheme for high school girls in rural communities...a project organized by Street to School Initiative (Formerly, Resource Sharing Network).
It has been an awesome moment, having friends and terrific individuals from across the globe, mentor young people, Young Girls...! A wonderful feeling for the girls to be connected with people who care so much to become their Mentor.
In Rural Communities, It's easier for a Girl to have mobile phone than to have an EMAIL ADDRESS. It is almost a taboo. Lol! And, so this has made communication pretty difficult..however, it seems we have got ourselves some Class Acts! Who could go the extra miles..to making some incessant phone calls, just to stay in touch with their 'little' sisters. It's been classic.
Using this platform, we still want to re-echo...Thank You, Friends for Your Thoughtfulness.
At the end of our class discussion, some of the girls had this to say...
*"...I really love this mentoring programme. I have spoken with my Mentor"*
*"...my Mentor has called me four times...she spoke with my dad...during
our discussion i noticed that she like asking of my family...she is very
kind, and lovely*" -Joy
*"..My Mentor told me her career is her friend, she advised me not to play
with my career...she has called me seven times...*" -Medinat
"*Project 25 has really encouraged me to stay positive...it has made me
believe in myself that if others can make it, I can make it...I am glad to
be part of this Project*"
To make a remarkable impact? Mentor A Child.. #Project25!
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
PS: it waas impressive to see one of our donated items -Water Tank to the school. It's got our name inscribed..(Resource Sharing Network)!
Thursday, January 9, 2014
On the 9th day of January, 2014, we did provide some financial aid to a mother of one of our sponsored children in rural communities....Photograph shows Director of Street To School Initiative with the mum.
Huge Appreciation to our Child Sponsor and Donor -Ofunneka Youth Empowerment Trust Fund..(OYETF)#Street2SchoolInitiative. God Bless!
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
In 2010/2011, Lateefat was paired with a dedicated Mentor and Friend of RSN. Lateefat aspired to study Accounting at the University. She truly was a lovely girl full of aspiration, although she had her shortcomings and deficiencies in some core subjects. Lateefat was eager to have a Mentor, maybe someone she could chat with, a
The mentoring program lasted for some 6-9months. And, Lateefat was paired with a young professional lady and graduate of Accounting from the University of Lagos. However, there was a lapse which we failed to manage as an organization. We failed to find a Mentor replacement for Lateefat...when her Mentor lost her job and could not maintain a mentoring relationship with her any longer. "I could remember she would call me so often, but because of my loss of job, I was not keen to answering her phonecall" Said Her Mentor. Now, calling her today after a long while ..."I was shocked to learn from her that she was married and have a One year old child, already" she said further.
Lateefat got pregnant probably some few months after graduation from High School and she just had to marry the guy who got her in the family way. She sees this as her destiny, with her career hope dashed and other aspirations lost to the wind. :(
Her Mentor could not help it, she felt 'guity'...maybe if only she had picked her calls then, or maybe if only she had spent some more time with her."
Understandably, who would not feel this way, already. Everyone got a issue to face. This is Life. And, we appreciate every Mentor for the commitment for it takes an extra-ordinary grace to be a dedicated youth mentor.
It's really unfortunate, it feels pretty bad to realize how soon the expectations of some girls in rural communities and areas are cut short due to early pregnancies, early marriage and lack of proper training and care.
Let us learn never to underestimate the power of positive influence and close mentoring.. Let us learn to use every opportunity we've got to INSPIRE a Child and A Girl-Child. Remembering that Girls Are More Vulnerable...They Are More Vulnerable. Let's Continually Reach Out To Them, Who Knows Maybe We Could Rescue Some More LATEEFATs out there. They Need Us Awful..
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