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Tosin with ex-Governor of Lagos St. 
Oluwatosin Olowoyeye-Taiwo is a 2012 recipient of the United States Consul General Award, and a 2014 alumna of the US government-sponsored International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP). Oluwatosin founded her Organisation -Street to School Initiative in 2009 to sponsor out-of-school children back to school. Through her annual education sponsorship programs and school support scheme, she has been able to donate basic educational items such as backpack, notebooks, uniform, stationary, sandal and educational toys to more than 15,500 vulnerable pupils in rural schools in Nigeria, and also, sponsored 405 disadvantaged young people to register freely for basic national examinations such as General Certificate Examination –GCE, West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination –WASSCE, Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination –UTME, etc.

In 2015, Oluwatosin established a tuition-free elementary school (Comenius Primary School) solely for out-of-school, street kids and primary school drop outs in communities where accessibility to affordable/government-owned schools is poor. 

The children are taught, mentored and provided learning materials and free school meal, this is to boost school attendance rate and improve learning outcome. At present, more than 200 children are beneficiaries. While a handful of other sponsored children are enrolled in schools in distant communities. 

Street to School Initiative is being supported by AMAZING individuals, friends (too numerous to mention) and terrific corporate organisations such as United States Consulate, Lagos; United Parcel Service (UPS); the Embassy of Japan in Nigeria, STL Trustees; Naldos Infinte, A Ray of Hope, UK; etc.

In 2018, after the death of one of her pupils -a 7years old girl, and the loss of two rural women and mothers of sponsored kids, Oluwatosin partnered with the Embassy of Japan in Nigeria to renovate and fully equip an abandoned (MDGs) Primary Health Care Centre in Ikola Community of Alimosho LGA, Lagos. – A community with over 500,000 residents.

Oluwatosin is a graduate of Computer Science and Social Sector Management from the University of Lagos and Pan-Atlantic University, respectively. A 2017 recipient of Yemisi-Ransome Kuti Leadership Award by the Nigerian Network of NGOs, 2018 recipient of the Award of Excellence from Ikola Odunsi Community. In July 2019, Street to School Initiative received the NEDIS recognition award for innovation in education  

"Every Child Can Learn If Given A Chance, always remember this, please. "





     



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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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.

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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…

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Iroiro Arigatou Gozaimasu Itaidesu!

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