About Us

Street to School Initiative ® is a registered non-profit organization which provides accessibility to education for disadvantaged children in rural and under-served communities. We uphold that education is the right of every child regardless of the circumstance, gender and ethnicity, thereby rekindling hope and giving every child, opportunity to learn.

Our core activities include:

1.  Education Support Program: This is an annual donation exercise of educational supplies such as Notebooks, Stationary, School Bags, Sandal, Educational toys etc., to rural schools and less priviledged children. Thus far, we have effectively reached out to 18 schools in Alimosho LGA, with more than 16,500 beneficiaries and recipients.

2.   Education Sponsorship Scheme:  This scheme supports the primary and secondary education programs of less priviledged young people. Students are registered freely for internal and external examinations such as General Certificate Examination (GCE), West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), Unified Technical and Matriculation Examination (UTME), National Examination Council (NECO) etc. Thus far, 130 students have been sponsored to register for these examinations, while 78 out-of-school children have been sponsored back to primary school.

a.   HELPER’S ACADEMY:  Recently, we established a not-for-profit school in Ikola Community, where there is deficit of government-owned schools. Through funding received from United Parcel Service (UPS) we have constructed a temporary structure where we are providing access to education for out of school children in the community. We hope to expand on this project, so we could provide access to more disadvantaged children.

3.   Women Empowerment and Mentoring Scheme: we coordinate vocational skill acquisition and mentorship programs for rural women and girls. There are 275 beneficiaries.


Summarily, we have impacted 16, 983 children and women.


OUR TEAM


Tosin Taiwo (Olowoyeye Oluwatosin) is a passionate advocate of education reform in Nigeria. a 2014 fellow of the United States Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program. (IVLP is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience this country first hand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts. Professional meetings reflect the participants’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States)

Tosin promotes education for all, especially the GIRL Child. Her workplace includes the street, slums, rural communities, seeking out-of-school children, fundraising to register in school. She is so passionate about Child Education and Empowerment program for their mothers and vulnerable women in under served communities. Tosin is a graduate of Computer Science from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. A 2013 recipient of the United States Consul-General Award. 2013 Fellow of Incubator Africa. And, Overall Best Corps Member, Kogi State, 2006/7. Oluwatosin is the Founder of Street to School Initiative, formerly called Resource Sharing Network.



In 2013, Resource Sharing Network made the Africa Impact Makers list. {http://developmentdiaries.com/rsn/}. Tosin could be reached on twitter @olowotee



     



Agatha Fältström is a team member and international representative of the street to school initiative (Resource Sharing Network) she is a freelance photo Journalist with work experience in Nigeria, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Rome and Sweden. She is currently based in Sweden.  She works in events, reportage and travel. Agatha’s work has appeared in a wide range of print, electronics media, online publications.  she also provides and  run consultancy services for organizations that want to better manage their media related campaigns on issues that affect their communities and  also conduct media workshops for enthusiasts that will help them better explore their communities and tell their own story.

"Your life is like a newspaper in a newspaper stand everybody's reads it" with this motto Agatha lives her life at the fullest. Agatha could be reached via @Agatha4life






 
Taiwo Faloju is a trained Teacher & Grief Recovery specialist. She studied Economics at Ogun State University emerging as the best graduating student in her department and further studied at the University of Nottingham, School of Education.  Taiwo has attended various local & international courses, she is a certified Grief Recovery Specialist and Performance Coach.

Taiwo is presently employed in the Financial Services Industry.  Nonetheless, she is passionate about supporting orphans and vulnerable youngsters. She has been mentoring and teaching (Volunteer-Mathematics Teacher) teenagers for over a decade, she is actively involved in a number of humanitarian initiatives that promote learning and academic excellence.

She is a recipient of various humanitarian and academic awards including the ‘Federal Government Scholarship Award’, ‘Volunteercorps Outstanding Volunteer Award’ amongst others. Taiwo is an avid reader, dedicated teacher, conscientious and non-judgemental listener and proud coach to the next generation of bright leaders. Oftentimes Taiwo reclines to enjoy the infamous art of meditating. Her best citation is “a candle losses nothing by lighting another candle – James Keller. Taiye is a member of Street to School Advisory Board and Girl Mentor, Sponsor, Coach and Volunteer Teacher.










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