Dreams from the Slums initiative (reachout22project)
is reducing the number of children that are out of school by adopting children back to school and facilitating access to psychological support for children and youth with special needs with three-pronged approach on Education, Mentorship and Empowerment.
Sequel to our vivid observation on how children living in the slum do starve, and how most children are highly malnourished which affects their poor performance in school,
We initiated the DFTS FOOD BANK where we started a daily feeding plan so as to encourage the children to remain in school and learn.
We observed that majority of the children living in the slum go to school without breakfast because they are either from a no income or low income family hence their parents’ inability to meet their very basic needs especially feeding.
This has made more children to miss school and end up dropping out of school.
We believe that when children feed well, they will be equipped to learn better and this is why through DFTS Food Bank we commemorated World Food Day 2018.
World Food Day which is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger; our commitment is to eradicate hunger starting from our local community by providing food items to 20 families in the slum.
Due to the generosity of our esteemed
donors , supporters and ambassadors; we paid twenty six (26) tuition fees of
children in the slum, provided educational materials to one hundred and sixty
eight (168) children, sponsored four (4 ) children who are overdue for school ,and
secured full Academic Scholarship through secondary school for two (2) indigent
We also provided new school uniforms and learning materials
to a low cost school.
This alone is a great step in curbing
the 10.5million children in Nigeria who do not go to school and we are certain
that BRICK BY BRICK we will reduce that number by 70% by year 2030.
This Is why through our #SmartInSchool
project we provide children with their basic learning materials ranging from
text books to notebooks , uniforms and school bags.
When children lack their basic school supplies, it gives them a low self
esteem and makes them lack the needed motivation to learning.
We are igniting the dreams of vulnerable children living in
the slum and reducing the high number of children who do not go to school.