Friday, April 29, 2016

Notable Dates. Notable Changes. Gracias

On 20th of September, 2012. We did share a mail with you, about a young barber who
dropped out of school due to some outstanding school bills. Eventually, we got some money to support him back to school, but not without
paying/clearing all of his outstanding school bills from JSS 1 - JSS 3.
Emmanuel was enrolled into SSS 1 class, as shown in the attached pics.

In April 2016. It's exciting to see Emmanuel successfully graduate from high school -WAEC done, dusted. Attached herewith is a photograph of him when he visited our office recently. Huge admiration and appreciation to everyone who made this possible. Thank you.



Other photograph attached shows one of our pioneer Youth Mentors -Ms. Joke Kujenya (An Investigative Journalist with The NATION). She visited our school today, to meet with the children! A pleasant surprise...
Just a bit more on Ms. JK. 
On February 3rd, 2012, Ms. JK as she is fondly called was paired with an high school student, a young boy, whose career aspiration was to  be a Journalist! Now, after several years of meet ups and mentorship. Her mentee, Segun is an undergraduate of Mass Communication, also, he has been priviledged to have his internship in one of the media houses recommended by his mentor. - Ms JK. He's published several stories in the daily newspaper. etc. Yesterday was a special day for Segun (his only sister weds!) and Ms. JK found time to share in the moment with him and his family. It's really a BIG thank you to everyone who's got our back. We appreciate you.





In celebration of Children's Day & Helpers Academy @ ONE, on May 26th, we shall be having CAREER WORKSHOP as all the children are expected to dress 'professionally' in clothes of their prospective career path. Please, let us know if you would love to be our guest speaker on May 26th!

We need Doctors, Lawyers, Journalists, Engineers, Bankers, Nurses etc. We need you to support us.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Girl Education: How Important?

#Reminiscing. #VillageHeadMistress

And, so this morning, I visited one of our students who has been away from school for some 2weeks! Infact, she hasn't resume the new term with us. On getting to her house. I met her mum at the front door, smiling at me while I embarked from an 'okada' (motorcycle). But, no I wouldn't smile. I wasn't ready to do that, not even on a Monday morning when your daughter is absent from school, again?. *I kept a straight face* "Where is our 'girl'?' I inquired, she smiled further, pointing at her direction... Wow! Our little friend has been pre-occupied with nursing a neigbhour's baby? No way! "This is not acceptable, mama. Right now, this girl is going back to school with me..and, for no reason should she be away from school, henceforth". I said this, like a village headmistress would do. Lol. Surprisingly, in a jiffy...mama took our friend inside, got her dressed up and with her bag on her shoulder...we left for school. #CaseClose.


#Unfortunately, some parents still don't understand the importance of girl child education.
Sincerely,


"Education...every child counts"

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Training on Robotics and Coding for the Children..

Effectively impacting one child at a time.‪#‎education‬ ‪#‎coding‬ ‪#‎robotics‬ ‪#‎brainiacs‬
Let the session begin..



A Session on Robotics with BRAINIACS.



It's always exciting to have people visit our children, train our teachers and sponsor all we do. Tomorrow, is another time again to welcome BRAINIACS to Helper's Academy. They would be having a session on STEM robotics with the children. This sounds exciting, already! We look forward to having them. |yipee!|




Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Teacher's Training on Effective Communication..

On Saturday, 10th of April, 2016, we had a fantastic training session for our (volunteer) teachers at *Helpers Academy with Mr. Oloyede Fagbemi of Standard Chartered Bank as facilitator. 

Mr. Oloyede, a Senior Bank Manager with SCB spoke on Effective Communication in the Classroom. It was such an important topic to facilitate, as every participant of the training program could relate so well with his teachings and had so much to learn. Indeed, it was a time to learn, unlearn and relearn for effective impartation in the classroom. There were 9 teachers!

In his words, he says, "to communicate effectively, we need to listen attentively. Teachers are custodians of destinies, Teachers are guardians.." ! 

Interestingly, at the end of the training exercise every teacher got some donated foodstuff to take home. Zillion thanks to Mr. Oloyede for the efforts, and Mrs. Faloju for the grand coordination/refreshments.

Find attached for photographs..






**Helpers' Academy is an intervention school program of Street to School initiative. A non fee paying school designed for out of school, rural and street children**