The Ready to School Drive held on July 5, 2018, at Abe technical secondary school, Ibadan, with over 1,000 students in attendance – teachers, volunteers and guests were also present.
The aim of Ready to School is to equip children from poor families with learning kits and also give them an avenue to interact with seasoned speakers.
The theme of this year’s edition is “beyond staying and going to school reach for more”.
Our guest speakers were Omoleye Omoruyi from YNaija; Mr Olukokun, Local Government Inspector, Oluloye Local Government and Shete, a seasoned OAP and comedian who highlighted the need to think beyond school and be ready for the future.
A question and answer session followed with volunteers from Alexander Brown Hall University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan anchoring, which gave the students an opportunity to air their views on various issues.
There was a raffle draw thereafter, where students went home with cartoons of noodles courtesy of Indomie Noodles.
The event came to an end with the distribution of learning kits like Uniforms, exercise books, stationeries etc
Lend A Hand For Africa aims to reach one child one community at a time as we reduce illiteracy and give children a platform to live their dreams.
The Lagos edition is set to hold in August.