On Wednesday, 14th December and Thursday 15th December 2016, the Impact Africa Foundation team visited schools in Ogbomosho and Durba, Oyo state as part of the activities aimed at our objective of “Supporting the education of less privileged children in the society”.
The Schools visited were: Anglican Grammar School, Ogbomosho and Community High School, Durba. Both schools are located in Oyo State. The team was warmly welcomed at both schools and the principals expressed their appreciation for the initiative adding that it has ignited a competitive learning environment for the students as a lot of them now aspire to become beneficiaries of the next scholarship by reason of outstanding performances.
A total of 33 students per school benefited from the Scholarship Scheme making a total of 66 students for the two schools. In addition, school bags, books and pens were donated to each beneficiary and other students who attended the event. A career talk was held with the students on the importance of education to their future. This was followed by a question and answer session with consolation prizes given to the students.
Our experience at both schools has further strengthen our resolve to continue with our pursuit of quality education children in Africa. The infrastructure at both schools are dilapidated and unconducive for learning while most students wore tattered school uniforms. From our dialogue with the principals at both schools, many parents could not afford to pay their ward’s fees combined with the unpaid salaries of teachers, effective school management was lacking. Sadly, many of the students struggle to communicate in English and would rather speak their dialect.
The combined effect of the various factors meant that only a handful of the students make it to the final level (Senior Secondary School - SSS3) out of which a small faction (about 30%) actually pass the West African Examination Council’s (WAEC) final examinations. Community High School Durba currently has just 5 students in SSS3 preparing to write WAEC.
We believe that every child deserves quality education and the opportunity to dream and hope for a better life. We are committed to this course and with your support we will change the world one child at a time.
Many thanks to our donors for making this possible and giving hope to otherwise hopeless children. We appreciate you very much.
Below are pictures from the event: