Thursday, August 21, 2014

2014...BagSwap!?!?!


"Our Finger Prints Don't Fade From The Lives We Touch" - Jude Blume

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Please. Let's Help Young People Back To School...



#FLASHBACK 2013




2013 Donation of Educational Items to Young People In Under served Areas, Lagos.. #LetGirlsLearn #Education

.#FLASHBACK 2012

2012 Donation of Educational Items to Young People In Under served Areas in Lagos State. #PromotingEducatin4All


Monday, August 11, 2014

Disadvantaged Young People.

Working with young people and women in the past years has been memorable. It has been a humbling experience. Nostalgically, I remember when I would take some time off work to visit schools in the neighbourhood, just to speak with young people, motivate them and support their academic pursuit. It wasn’t a pleasant ride most of the times, but it was worth it, an awesome experience, interacting with young minds.  

The motivation to get closer to the youth was borne out of the passion to make a difference and help improve on their academic performance. The WAEC result has not been fairer since 2008. It’s been deteriorating, poor. So, in 2008, we came up with a mentoring scheme, tagged: youth mentoring youth. And, here on Facebook, I had it shared on my wall, requesting for volunteer youth mentors….amazingly, we had good responses from people willing to ‘mentor a child’ (thank you forever, we love you).  Consequently, same year, we paired some High School students with young professionals and matured adult for a 6-month mentoring program. A work in progress, it was…it is. J And, despite the work schedules and ‘peculiarity’ of Lagos, we had mentors visiting young people’s home, school, showing some care, rendering help, encouragement where needed. It was overwhelming, thoughtful…And, these were people we met via social platforms. Yeah! Undoubtedly, behind those FB status updates and profiles, emails are some amazing people with great heart, absolutely. This, I learnt. Supporting the education programs (WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB) of over 100 disadvantaged young people, Registering street kids in private schools etc. has not been without this collaborative support and funding received. #Gracias.

There have been days and months and years when more than 90% of my Facebook posts and status update got to do with request for support for the disadvantaged children. Hey! I have not rescinded, but re-strategizing!!! For the need to help cannot be overemphasised...

I guess my interaction this afternoon with a 14year old boy and victim of a failed marriage inspired this post. John (not real name) has spent more than 11 years without a parent. He lives in the rural community and attends our summer digital literacy program. An intelligent boy, he is. But, he’s really got some tragic tales to share. The underlining fact is that we have sponsored the education programs, supported, and mentored more young people from failed marriages than none. They need help, prayers, support.

Once again, Special shouts out to e v e r y child sponsor, mentor and friends of Street2School Initiative. You have been amazingly terrific. J Thank you for everything, God bless you more. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Commonwealth Youth Workers Awards: Please Nominate..

Dear Sir/Ma,

We humbly request you to nominate Tosin Taiwo for the CYW awards.
To do this, fill the submission form: click here: click

Completed form should be emailed to: l.robinson@commonwealth.int 

Let's do this for the benefit of more young people!  Really, we wouldn't have been able to do all we do without your immense support. Thank you, always..


Trillion Thanks! 

SSI team

Next Project, October!


Next Project: 

G.I.S 2014

we need partners, funders, sponsors.

Please contact us for more details, if you are willing to support or fund this project or any of our back to school projects, please. Thank you! 

It's all about young people -impacting lives, meaningfully!

Monday, August 4, 2014

www.street2school.ng

Just a quick one, please. 

The link below is a navigation to our New Website. ***It's a work in progress, though*** We hope to share with you some more exciting updates of our works on this platform, too. Special admiration to Temi Adeoye, a volunteer web designer. Thank you, Tope.


Zillion thanks to everyone for being there, thank you for everything.

Tosin 
www.street2school.ng

Friday, August 1, 2014

Recent Beneficiaries: The 2014 GCE.

Dear Sir/Ma,

The 2014 General Certificate Examination (GCE) Registration Exercise Ended, Yesterday With 14 Successful Candidates. (11 Women; 3 Men). While the Remaining Fund Has Been Used to Enrol One of them For Tutorial Classes Till September. The Candidate, Mary Who Was Referred To Us Has A Passion To Be An Educator -Teacher. She Stopped Schooling in SS 2, Last Year And, Has Not Been Able to Further Her Education Due to Lack Of Funding. She Is Improving Greatly..

Huge Thanks to Mr. "Anonymous" for Paying the Bills for 15 Students.


HaPpY nEw MoNtH

We love you, all.



"Every Child Can Learn. Every Child Deserves A Chance"

Friday, July 25, 2014

Hearty Cheers..


Dear Esteemed Friend,


It's a pleasant day over here, and importantly, we hope you are doing pleasantly! Thank you, always. May God bless you richly for all you do. 

It's the end of an academic session, already and all sponsored kids are through with the term program. THANK YOU to every CHILD Sponsor. You are Class Acts. Thank you for Basit, for Tope, Bose, Promise, Sadiq, John, Johnson, Mubarak, Rasaq etc. Thank you.. 

It's been some 60 days into our Digital Literacy Class and #womenINVEST, and, our resource centre is still filled with young minds, coming to acquire some skills and to learn. We are persuaded to do all we do because we realise that in every one lies greatness to be explored. For every child could learn and be great, regardless of the circumstance. We are here, rekindling hope.. {Find photographs attached.}

So, from our e-centre in the rural area, we send a very hearty cheers and thank you message to YOU all for all you do. And, in no particular order, we say, 

Thank you United Parcel Service -UPS; Thank you, Don McBurney; Thank you, Mrs. Taiye Faloju, Thank you, Mr. Tunde Majiyagbe, Thank you,  Mrs. Tolulope Ochonogor; Thank you, Mr. Obazee Efosa; Thank you, Mr. Adura Shopeju; Thank you, Mr. Teslim Osagie; Thank you, Dr. Mrs. Titi Akinlade; Thank you, Mr. Olayemmy Olaleye, Thank you, Mr. Adebusoye and every e v e r y Child Sponsor. You are amazingly terrific. We appreciate you, always. Thank you!




Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. -Nelson Mandela


Sincerely,

SSI Team