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 Our little friend who was in basic 5, was withdrawn from a good private school in the neighborhood, to our free school, because of lack of funding as mama couldn't pay the bills anymore.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
So many things about the young man in this photograph, that inspires me. One of them? He believes I have solution to all of his academic home work! Aahh.
Interestingly, he is one of our sponsored children in high school who has been on sponsorship from nursery 2, till date! #terrificSponsors. God bless them. #Street2SchoolNG.
For every home work that he cannot solve. ScholarB would take the stress of walking down to my house with his 📚 books. He believes I am a genius. :D Hehehe. During his common entrance examination, maths was our favourite subject as weekends were set aside for problem solving. :)
Okay, It was going to be an interclass debate in his school today, and as one of the debaters..... ScholarB was around for hours yesterday, as we spent time developing points on why democratic governance is the best form of government. He is in JSS 1. Apparently, as shown in the photograph, (which was shot by my little one) lack of electrici…
"This young man here inspires us SO greatly. I never knew I could look a teacher and a school head in the eyes and give them a piece of my mind until Saudiq came into the picture! He strengthened my voice for advocacy
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At 10years old, and in basic 1, this teacher never believed in him. She would use the came on him at the slightest provocation, at other times, she would give the rod to his classmates to do the flogging on her behalf!!! The marks on his body said it all... Until gradually, our Saudiq lost his enthusiasm towards learning. He wouldn't want to go to school,…
When we lost one of our pupils last year, it was a difficult thing to bear. Till date, the pain still lingers.
She was only 7years and, I could remember that morning she was brought to my office, she complained of headache. We asked if she had eaten, she answered 'No'. So, we got her some meal. She ate and slept in my office, afterwards. No class for that day. No class. Sorry.
That day, she was the last pupil to leave school for home as mama came pretty late to pick her. Mary was off school for some days. To cut the story short. Little Mary died some two weeks, thereafter.
When a child is sick, we don't just send them home anymore, as we aren't sure of how much medical care they would be given, due to lack in the home. So we ensure we follow through. We get the children into the nearest private clinic, where laboratory tests are conducted, and necessary drugs prescribed. Often times we have had the children admitted for days. We would wait patiently…