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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 b…

Out of School Children: Call for Support

Out of School Children of Primary School Age, Especially the Most Vulnerable Remain a High Priority for Us. The Photographs Herewith Show Some of the Children We Met During Our #StreetWalk in A Rural Area, This Morning. To Sponsor A Child Back to School? Please Send A Mail to info@street2school.ng. 




#letChildrenLearn. Education is Key.




Donation of 400 Copies of Motivational Books to High School Students.

#SchoolVisit...Today, We Distributed Hundreds of Books to High School Students of Oshodi Senior Comprehensive High School. Our aim is to Motivate Them to Study Harder and Be The Best They Could Ever Be. 
Book Title: 10 Laws of Academic Excellence  by  Tolulope Ahmed. 
#Education











Do You Sponsor Muslim Children?

#‎Glory‬! #‎ThisInspiresUs2DoMore‬.

We remember meeting Taofeek 's widowed mum some 2-3 years back. She's heard about our Sponsorship programs and would want us to assist two of her out-of-high-school children back to school. They needed to write the West African Senior School Certificate Examination. She pleaded passionately..

Atlas, we registered the 2 children separately for the 2012/13 WASSCE and 2013 GCExamination. Thereafter, Mama sponsored them to register for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination -UTME. Then, we lost touch for some 8months.

This afternoon, mama called in to inform us that her two boys have successfully gained admission to study Science and Engineering-related courses at the Polytechnic. She was happy, thankful to all...

Interestingly, we do remember one of mama's initial questions...."Do you sponsor Muslim students?

"....Every child deserves a chance, regardless.." *winks*

Rural School Children. #PhotoSpeaks

Project for Primary School Girls....loading.

my adventure into the Nigerian education system began here...with high school students! I remember skipping lunch sessions in office, just to visit young people in neighbouring schools -Opebi Grammar School and Oregun. The 2008 WAEC result that had 86% candidates failed woefully in their compulsory courses set me on my feet...something must be wrong somewhere, somehow, I was so convinced, maybe because I belong to that school of thought which believes that in every child lies an iota of greatness, waiting to be explored. Those young people aren't dullard. They just weren't explored well..For an improved academic performance, there must be a corresponding improvement in teaching methodology etc.
Oops! the further I delved into understanding the issues in the system, the more I get LOST in its complexity. The poor learning outcomes, highest rate of out of school children in the world, the marginalised rural community children etc. The photograph attached shows students and girls…

Partnering With Low-Cost Private High School.

The photographs herewith show girls and students of one of our ‘adopted’ low cost private high schools in rural community, Lagos State. Herewith, we have had girls paired with young professional female as mentors; we have donated educational items such as pictorial wall charts (donated by A Ray Of Hope, UK) to make learning fun.  In 2013, we did staged a ’19 days activism campaign’ on child’s right and protection. We have had friends of Street to School Initiative, sponsor education programs of students, paying their examination bills, volunteer to teach them on weekends etc. It’s been a terrific 3 years of partnership!


This morning, I decided to make a snap visit to them to discuss on the need to adequately prepare for their forth coming examination -West African Examination for Senior secondary School students. 





At the end of the session, we had 17 students submit their academic goals and desired grades. They advocate for some tutorial classes..in their core subjects. #Volunteer4Chang…

#Street2School.

Today, some of the children got new uniform, sport wear etc. We celebrate our Sponsors!!!! Thank you, always. :)

...Meeting with Akin Ambode, Lagos State Governorship Aspirant

Yesterday, I had with me two terrific women and SSI Child Volunteers attend the meeting of the Lagos State Governorship Aspirant- Mr.Akin Ambode with Young Social Entrepreneurs and Professionals. Here is Tosin Taiwo,Oliseh Keli and Esther Efamoru saying: do have yourself a wonderful mid-week!

Don't forget that every child deserves a chance to formal education regardless of the gender, financial circumstance. ‪#‎LetChildrenLearn‬. With N35,000 per academic term, you could help a child back to private school...for some quality education.
Wouldn't you rather sponsor a child? ‪#‎education‬. Do send a mail to info@street2school.ng.