Saturday, February 28, 2015
Opemipo Wishes to Go Back To School.
9 years old Opemipo stopped attending school last year when her guardian could not pay her accumulated school fees of N16,500. While other children go to school every weekdays, Opemipo stays at home, playing with her sister, who is an out-of-school girl, also!
In rural community, there is a growing statistics of out of school children, due to lack of government-owned schools which are usually free and very affordable. From our observation and interaction with school proprietresses, private school owners, parents in the community, we realised that children who 'struggle' to attend private schools in the community tend to drop out of these schools after some few academic term and either move on to another school to continue the cycle or stay completely out of school. This is due to lack of funding to meet up with accumulating school bills.
Opemipo and her 2siblings are examples of such children who had to drop out of private schools after some terms due to accumulated school bills which their guardian cannot afford, anymore.
Opemipo wishes to go back to school so she could register for her examinations in preparation for high school next year.
Opemipo needs a Sponsor, so does her sister! To meet with Opemipo and sponsor her? Kindly send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org