On Saturday, 4th of March, RAIN in collaboration with impact Africa foundation (IAF), hosted 10 schools in Ogun State in the grand finale of its annual student competition – Future Accountant Manager Entrepreneur (FAME). The competition was first organized in 2003 and has been held every year since then. And IAF officially became a sponsor since 2010. This year’s programme was tagged ‘Impact 2017’.
The event took place at Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Ijebu-Ode and was the climax of a 2month long competition where students from 24 schools participated in the competition. Only 10 schools made it to the grand finale. The schools are, in no particular order:
1. Remo secondary school, Sagamu.
2. Federal government girls’ college, Sagamu
3. Mayflower school, Ikenne
4. Ijebu muslim college, Ijebu-Ode
5. Adeola Odutola college, Ijebu-Ode
6. Anglican girls grammar school, Ijebu-Ode
7. Ijebu-Ode grammar school, Ijebu-Ode
8. Our lady of apostles secondary school, Ijebu-Ode
9. Commands secondary school, Ilese
10. St. Anthony grammar school, Ilese
Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Ijebu-Ode represented by Adewale Boluwatife came 3rd. She went home with a medal, school bag, exercise books, an android phone and a trophy for her school.
Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, Ijebu-Ode represented by Olusanya Nurudeen came 2nd. He went home with a medal, desktop computer, school bag, exercise books and a trophy for his school.
Ijebu Muslim college, Ijebu-Ode represented by Busaur Aminat came 1st. She was rewarded with a laptop, school bag, exercise book and trophy for the school. IAF also awarded her a scholarship in respect of her ATS examinations.
The other students representing their schools received consolation prizes such as school bags and exercise books etc. All co-ordinating teachers of the top ten schools were also given prizes.
Taiwo Oyedele, the president of IAF and chairman of the RAIN gave a speech titled “Make Everyday Count” at the event. He gave the following 5 tips:
1. Have a plan i.e plan your daily activities towards achieving your goals.
2. Manage your time effectively
3. Avoid Distractions
4. Develop yourself
5. Take stock, meditate and reflect
Other activities at the event included Dancing, Miming of song, Personality hunt e.t.c.
Finally, IAF is proud to have been associated with the project, we are equally excited about the fact that a burning desire for educational and career excellence was birthed in the minds of many students that were in attendance.
We remain confident that the fruits of IMPACT 2017 will spring forth in the nearest future, and also, we remain committed to initiating and supporting projects that will improve the quality of education in Africa and help young people reach great heights in their career pursuits.
Below are pictures from the event: