Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Dear Esteemed Friends,
The West African Senior School Certificate Examination kicks off today with Literature and Civil Education. Our best Wishes to ALL of our young friends/Mentees who are participating!
Sadly, though one of our Project25 girls couldn't register for this examination due to lack of funding, however, TODAY we did put her in for the alternate examination, NECO. She starts her examination in June...!
We want to use this opportunity to say a HUGE thank you once again to all of our friends who got our back in supporting these children. Thank you very much for all you do. God Bless!
Friday, March 20, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
On 18th of March, the founder of Street to School Initiative Ms. Tosin Taiwo was invited to GEMS OUR OWN INDIA School, Dubai to speak to young people about 'Street to School Initiative' such a huge priviledge to share our passion, challenges and success story! Thank you to GEMS Our Own School for the opportunity accorded us, meeting with young people is one of our passions. Thank you Ms Lalitha for this memorable opportunity, Congratulations on the launch of your School Magazine!!
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Yesterday, the mind-blowing Global Education & Skills Forum conference came to a close, but not without the Founder of Street to School Initiative in attendance. smile emoticon The program which kicked off on the 15th of March - 16th at the Atlantis the Palm, Dubai, was a huge gathering of global leaders in the education sector, with discussions focused on Education~Equity~Employment: Delivering on the promise. Indeed, it was a great atmosphere to learn, unlearn and relearn. Kindly find attached photographs of Mrs. Tosin Taiwo at the 2015 Global Education and Skills Forum.
One of the major highlights of the program was the Varkey Foundation #theTeacherPrize which was awarded to Ms. Nancie Atwell of the United States of America. #gesf #teachersCount
Visit HERE to listen to the program discussion sessions..
Sunday, March 1, 2015
The photograph herewith shows a piece of land we aspire to purchase to build school for rural children, especially for vulnerable children in the community.
Help us build. Help us with school supplies. Help make the children's dream come true.
To support us, kindly contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Every child can learn, every child deserves a chance. #BuildASchool
Saturday, February 28, 2015
9 years old Opemipo stopped attending school last year when her guardian could not pay her accumulated school fees of N16,500. While other children go to school every weekdays, Opemipo stays at home, playing with her sister, who is an out-of-school girl, also!
In rural community, there is a growing statistics of out of school children, due to lack of government-owned schools which are usually free and very affordable. From our observation and interaction with school proprietresses, private school owners, parents in the community, we realised that children who 'struggle' to attend private schools in the community tend to drop out of these schools after some few academic term and either move on to another school to continue the cycle or stay completely out of school. This is due to lack of funding to meet up with accumulating school bills.
Opemipo and her 2siblings are examples of such children who had to drop out of private schools after some terms due to accumulated school bills which their guardian cannot afford, anymore.
Opemipo wishes to go back to school so she could register for her examinations in preparation for high school next year.
Opemipo needs a Sponsor, so does her sister! To meet with Opemipo and sponsor her? Kindly send a mail to email@example.com