Speaking about his visit, the founder of Slum2School Africa, Mr Orondaam Otto said that as an organization their focus is working in partnership with the government, various institutions, embassies and individuals, including corporate organizations to ensure that every child across Nigeria and Africa has an opportunity to get accessible quality education and grow up to contribute towards the growth of the nation.
He said, as a Mandela Washington Fellow, the US believes in the impact that Slum2School creates and supports some of its beneficiaries through the provision of educational support materials, instructional materials and psycho-social support. He said that millions of children are still out-of-school and everyone needs to come together to ensure that every child is given an equal opportunity to education.
Symington went around the community using a canoe, during which he met parents of the children and leaders of the Makoko community.
In his closing remarks, the ambassador encouraged everyone to do more to support Slum2School in enrolling more out-of-school into schools.
Slum2School Africa is a non-profit initiative driven by young volunteers and aimed at improving access to quality education for children who live in hard-to-reach slums