Street to School Initiative is a registered non-profit organization which sponsors the education programs of out of school children and primary school drop outs in underserved communities and street. Our core programs are Education sponsorship, School Support Programs and Empowerment schemes for vulnerable women and mothers of sponsored children. #Women #Children
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Whoot! Special Special thanks to our friends and partners who made this project below possible, thaaaaaaaaank you sooooooo much! #BringBackOurTosin.
Last year, we decided to support this young man here, when he was facing some real difficult times, with his family. Our little friend who was in basic 5, was withdrawn from a good private school in the neighborhood, to our free school, because of lack of funding as mama couldn't pay the bills anymore. House rent expired. So, family moved to a church building some meters away! Yet. This young man wouldn't miss school. He kept coming....and coming, so we registered him freely for the common entrance examination so he could move on to the next rung of his academic ladder with his mates. However, before we could say Jack and see Jill, Mama had sent him back to the village!! Vi-what? No. This wouldn't happen. No. Not when we had registered him for his exams? Noo way!
So we had a deal with mama... "what if we get you some money to support your business, would that be good enough to #bringbackourtosin (my name sake)? What if we sponsor your trip to the village this moment, how soon can you return with our Tosin, she said in 2days, fine! Now, what if we rent you an apartment so you all could have a better place to rest, would that be okay? Yes.
It was a deal. Even when we weren't sure how things was going to work out! 🤔😁
Interestingly, God made provision through some of our amazing friends reading this 🤣, and, we were able to fulfil our parts of the deal - to bring Tosin back from the village to write his examinations and finish primary school, support mama's business and rent them an apartment.
What a throwback with fond memories.
Hearty appreciation and admiration to our friends. Thank You. #DidITellYou, that our friend is through with Primary school and now attending a private Junior High School? 💯😄
"itesiwaju gbogbo omo..... lojo wa loguun!" - @Tosin Taiwo
She was only 7+years old.
She fell ill 2weeks ago.
Maybe, for lack of hospital in the community.
Maybe, for lack of adequate knowledge.
The parent resolved into spiritual intervention.
It must be a spiritual attack.
Mary couldn't move again.
Yesterday, Mary died in the church.
Where her parent had taken her to.
Today, I crrrriiieeed. Still tear-dropping.
I weep because we just lost a friend .
one of our coolest friends.
I weep for what ignorance could bring.
Last three years, we had a similar case where one of our girls was also 'abandoned' in the church for spiritual healing. She had her legs swollen as a result of the illness. It was a mild fracture, mama assured us. Everything would be fine. Haaa! Fracture? But this is not an hospital. Swiftly, with friends help, we got them moved to a hospital where it was diagnosed that our little friend had kidney problem. She spent more than 4months in the hospital! Today she is alive and in JSS 1.
Dear Friends,Today, we would be on "Amazons on Radio" show on Classic FM Radio. And, we invite you to kindly tune in by 4:00pm to listen to us, as we shall be discussing Out of School Children.Once again, we wish to thank everyone of you for being there. Thank you for your thoughtfulness, kind wishes, prayers, donations and huge support to the cause of children from extremely low income earning families. Thank you very much. God Bless.Our Best Wishes! SSI Team "Education...every child deserves a chance"