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. "
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.