On the 16th of January, 2017, after the season of celebration a month of holiday for relaxation, the School Without Walls which is the flagship project and core focus of Life Builders Initiative for Education and Societal Integration; resumed for the 2nd term at our Learning Centres; Camp David, Area 1 and New Kuchigoro. The students resumed ready, re-energized and rejuvenated in a brand new year for a new term.
The term went on smoothly to the glory of God, as on the first day the school resumed with 205 pupils at the Camp David learning center and 158 at the New Kuchigoro learning center.
On the 5th of April, 2017 the pupils of the School Without Walls after a successful term and completion of their 2nd Term Examination went on Vacation in the preparation of the Easter Vacation Bible School and the 3rd Term which resumes 2nd May, 2017. The total number of pupils at the Camp David and New Kuchigoro learning centers were 313 and 338 respectively. Summing up to 651 students and 18 teachers during the 2nd Term of 2016/2017 session.
We at Life Builders Initiative for Education and Societal Integration, greatly appreciate our partners, visitors, volunteers, teachers and staff for the love and care shown towards the children of the School Without Walls during the 2nd Term thus giving them a sense of belonging and purpose! Here are highlights of activities and visits to the SWW during the 2nd Term…
Here are highlights of activities and visits to the SWW during the 2nd Term…
ADMINISTRATION OF VITAMIN A AND DE-WORMING MEDICINE AT SWW NEW KUCHINGORO
In a bid to prevent malnutrition — reducing preventable illness, blindness, and death —creating a healthier world, Vitamins Angels provided in-kind support by the provision of vitamins and albendazole for the children of the School Without Walls. LBI Volunteer Medical team, led by Dr. Abdu Daniel administered the Vitamin A medication and De-worming tablets to children of the School Without Walls at the two different learning centers.
Worms or Helminthes are groups of parasites that cause infection in children. The less privileged children are most vulnerable to this infections because of poor hygienic conditions. It is based on this fact that School Without Wall, a special school for the underserved, vulnerable, and internally displaced children carried out this Deworming exercise for its pupils to ensure that all pupils are healthy for the new year and session.
On the 19th and 26th of January, the Camp David and New Kuchigoro Learning Centers were administered the donated drugs respectively. A total of 537 pupils (250 pupils from Camp David and 287 pupils from New Kuchigoro) of the Learning Centers were administered Vitamin A medication and De-worming tablets. They were administered by Dr. Abdu Daniel at the school premises with the help of the teachers and volunteers who also received Vitamin A and De-worming tablets.
DISTRIBUTION OF NEW SCHOOL UNIFORMS TO SCHOOL WITHOUT WALLS; NEW KUCHINGORO AND CAMP DAVID STUDENTS
The pupils of SWW New Kuchigoro learning center received new school uniforms on the 3rd of February and 7th of February 2017 on the school premises. The children were happy to receive the new uniforms which were distributed by the school teachers and promised to wear them always and take care of it.
School Without Wall Camp David learning center received their new school uniform on Monday 06th February 2017. The pupils could not hide their desire and urge for the new school uniform as many of them quickly put on their new uniform immediately they received it from the teachers. At the end of the day, a total of 131 pupils received the new school uniform.
INTRODUCTION OF FRENCH LANGUAGE IN SCHOOL WITHOUT WALL
As strong advocates for education as a tool for societal transformation, Life Builders Initiative has introduced French language; with the help of a volunteer French teach; to the curriculum of SWW, the vision is to redirect the enormous potential of our pupils towards productive living through transferable skills aimed at developing each child’s personality and talent through education, bearing in mind that Learning another language enriches the mind and opens up new horizons both personal and professional.
The aim is to enable;
- The child ability to communicate in another foreign language other than English
- To break down barrier and enhance cultural integration
- To enable each child appreciate the cultural diversity in the world
The French language class for SWW designed for both primary and secondary school pupils, twice a week.
GLOBAL CITIZENS CLUB AT THE SCHOOL WITHOUT WALLS
The Global Citizenship club which was inaugurated by the BoT Chairman LBI Mr. Sanwo Olatunji-David on the 7th of December, 2016 takes place every Friday at the various learning centers and on the 10th of February 2017, the SWW New Kuchigoro learning center was delighted to have volunteers from LBI who came to educate the pupils on global citizenship. First of all the children were given an introduction to what global citizenship means, who a global citizen is and the why we preach global citizenship. They were also educated on how the local environments are organized and how it relate to the wider world how to identify governance structures, decision-making processes, dimensions of citizenship, good governance, rule of law and democratic process, equality, love, and care for one another.
COMMONWEALTH DAY 2017 VISIT TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF 13TH MARCH 2017
The 13th of March, 2017 was an exciting day for the children of the School Without Walls as 106 students from various communities were hosted by the Speaker of the House of Representatives at the National Assembly to mark 2017 Commonwealth Day. The theme of this years’ Commonwealth Day was ‘A Peace Building Commonwealth’
Upon arrival, the students were taken on a tour of the National Assembly where they saw the ‘green’ and ‘red’ chambers. They learned what each chamber represented and how laws are made in Nigeria. After which they were seated as the event commenced. The Honorable Speaker; Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, the Clerk of the House; and other distinguished members of the House were present at the ceremony.
The students of the SWW made a short presentation stressing the importance of peaceful coexistence among citizens and presented the Speaker with a gift which was greatly appreciated.
Speaking at the event, the speaker charged the children to be ambassadors of peace by promoting and engaging in only activities that will bring peace in order to make the world a safer place and prevent a re-occurrence of events that led to their displacement.
START-RITE SCHOOLS, APO, ABUJA VISIT ON ST. VALENTINE’S DAY
In the spirit of love and caring the staff and pupils of start-rite schools Apo, Abuja on the 14th of February 2017 (St. Valentine’s Day) came to show love, care and share love with the pupils of School Without Walls New Kuchigoro. Items brought were foodstuffs, clothes, shoes, and toys. We are indeed grateful to the pupils, staff, and management of Start-Rite School Apo for the kind gesture and contribution made toward the betterment of the less privileged, underserved, and poor and vulnerable pupils including IDPs at the School Without Walls
PRIGEM CONCEPT TALK ON SDG ON THURSDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2017
On the 16th of February 2017, Mr Raymond Owa of Prigem Concepts gave a talk to the pupil on Sustainable Development Goals SDGs which are No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequalities , Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Life Below Water, Life on Land, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, Partnerships for the Goals. He also explained the concepts to the pupils and how the world can be a better place and how the sustainability of the goals can be achieved.
THE VISIT OF FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY CORP-SPECIAL MARSHAL TO SWW AREA 1
On the 28th of February 2017 the federal road safety corp special marshal visited SWW Area 1 learning center. On ground to receive them were the chairman BOT Life Builders Initiative; Mr. Sanwo Olatunji David, the National coordinator; Dr. Folake Olatunji David, members of staff and pupils of SWW Area 1.
The state coordinator FRSC, couldn’t hide his joy for visiting the school, he congratulated life Builders initiative for ensuring that the poor, and the internally displaced children in the society are catered for educationally. He promised to visit the school again in the nearest future.
The FRSC team also presented the following items to SWW Area 1;
Exercise Books, Stationary (biros, pencils, exercise books), Toiletries, Noodles, Packed juice and cartons of biscuits, for the children of the School Without Walls.
IDS/ICEHA VISIT TO NEW KUCHIGORO ON THE 3RD OF MARCH, 2017
Intercommunity Development Social organization (IDS) and International Coalition for the Eradication of Hunger and Abuse (ICEHA) came and engaged the pupils in art activities through their project ‘healing through art’ where the children were asked to paint and express their feelings through art.
VOYAGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ABUJA VISIT
On 15th march 2017, Voyage International School Abuja visited the SWW New Kuchigoro learning center. They came to interact with the students, give advice on the need for personal hygiene and that they should study hard always. Item the brought includes a bag of rice and a cash sum of N5000. We greatly appreciate the management and students of Voyage International School for the love shown to the students of the School Without Walls
VISIT OF NATIONAL TB AND LEPROSY CONTROL PROGRAM ON WORLD TUBERCULOSIS DAY ON 20TH MARCH 2017 TO NEW KUCHIGORO LEARNING CENTER
On the 20th march 2017, the team visited the SWW New Kuchigoro to celebrate the World TB day. The team gave a talk to the children on tuberculosis, how to identify people who have it, how to prevent and protect themselves from being infected and what to do when infected. Also, the team presented gift items and writing materials to the school as part of their contribution to the welfare of the children.
IROSE FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN VISIT ON 20TH MARCH 2017
On the 20th of March 2017, Irose foundation for women and children visited the SWW to have a book club with the children. Books and writing materials were shared to the pupils, they were also encouraged to read their books always so they can be better people in and to the society.
TIRE PLAYGROUND AT THE AREA 1 SCHOOL WITHOUT WALLS
Play is so important to optimal child development that it has been recognized by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child. It allows for children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength.
It is for this reason and much more we started our #tyreplayground project at Camp David on Friday 24th of March, 2017. Where we made use of waste tires to build a playground with the help of the kids! We ensured the kids were actively involved in giving them a sense of oneness with the environment, and also a sense of pride and responsibility; seeing they built a playground from the scratch! It is also very important for them to boost their esteem to know they can achieve anything they set their mind on!
KHALAAID CONSTRUCTS BORE-HOLE FOR AREA 1 SCHOOL WITHOUT WALLS CHILDREN AND NEIGHBOURING COMMUNITY
Life Builders Initiative is currently providing water for over 5000 inhabitants of Dagba community and 345 pupils of the School Without Walls, Camp David learning center, who have depended on stream water and shallow wells we have been providing. The borehole was dug in partnership with KhalaAid in partnership with one of our volunteer teachers, Miss Rosemary Ogede.
RENOVATION OF CLASSROOM BLOCKS BY NYSC MEMBERS
Members of the CDS group; Environmental Protection and Sanitation; 2016/2017 Batch A Stream 1 renovated classroom blocks of the Camp David School Without Walls making them conducive for learning.
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