StayInSchoolng is a civil society movement that is currently challenging the status quo of the increasing number of Out Of School Children in Nigeria and strives to provide opportunities for orphans and primary school drop-outs to return to, and or remain in school and actually complete their primary education. Our aim is to reduce the attrition rate by using life examples to stimulate and encourage them to remain in school and obtain an educational qualification.
Based on needs of the children, the project identifies and profiles these children after which they are enrolled into primary schools. The scholarship program covers the child's primary school education from start class to primary 6. These children are profiled using the Ministry of Women's Affairs and Social Development indices and implemented by Volunteers made up of teachers, doctors, lawyers, education consultants, child rights campaigners amongst several professions together, we join the fight to provide Education for All
Launched in September 2014, Cradle2Career will cater to the education needs of exceptional children graduating from the primary education scholarship scheme of StayInSchoolng. This project is implemented in conjunction with www.passnownow.com (Our external examiners) to ensure that we provide a platform for extremely brilliant graduating children.
This project will provide Secondary and Tertiary education sponsorships to the best graduating students from the primary scholarship scheme annually. In addition to formal education, the project will provide skill acquisition platforms, coaching and mentoring for the children to ensure they grow up well rounded. We have currently enrolled 5 children into this program and will enroll 1 child annually in the subsequent years.
(3) FunDayOut with StayInSchoolng(FDO)
FunDayOut is an annual Children’s day event that seeks to celebrate with children who would otherwise not have an opportunity to celebrate the day in gay dresses. It is a fun day because several items lined up for the kids will highlight the word Fun and it is a day out of their regular schedules and daily activities.
The 1st edition of FunDayOut held on May 25th 2013 in Guzape village Asokoro extension Abuja, a displaced village that plays host to 25 StayinSchoolng beneficiaries. About 260 children were hosted at the party which also rewarded highfliers already enrolled in the project.
The annual event will rotate across villages and rural communities in which StayInSchoolng operates.
(4) Football For A Cause - Annual Fundraiser
Football For A Cause is a celebrity charity football match, aimed at creating awareness for Out-Of-School children in dire need of education intervention. The event was conceived due to the popularity of the game of football in Nigeria and the followership that artistes enjoy. 2 editions have held (2013 and 2014) and top celebrities like Naeto C, Lynxxx, Timi Dakolo, Mr Raw, Phyno, Bez, Skales, Shaydee, Elenu, Akpororo, Funny Bone, Omo Baba, Senator, Buchi, Gideon Okeke and the likes have come out to play for the plight of the Nigerian street child. The next edition is billed for October 18th.
An annual Christmas event that celebrates the future of our nation and brings to life the true meaning of Christmas. It is another avenue to bring the children together and show them love beyond the classroom. At these parties each child receives a gift hamper containing several items as donated by individuals and corporate Nigeria.