“Every child deserves a chance to dream and, in dreaming, they deserve to dream something bigger than themselves.”
– Awesu Williams
In echoing this fact, the management and volunteers of Slum2School Africa took out time to celebrate the 2018 World Literacy Day with kids from their adopted school at Takwa Bay. This was done in collaboration with food and beverage giants Cold Stone Creamery, Pinkberry and Domino’s Pizza.
Against all odds and the unsavoury weather, volunteers from Slum2School numbering over a hundred and collaborative partners stormed the Takwa Bay community bearing gift items and the message of hope through its #AThousandDreams campaign.
The fundraising project tagged A Thousand Dreams seeks to enrol 1,000 children in school in the new academic session starting from September 2018.
According to Slum2School founder Otto Orondaam in his opening remarks, this comes on the heels of last year’s successful campaign where 341 children were enrolled on board into primary school.
He thanked partners across all sectors for taking the lead and believing in the vision of helping to reduce the scourge of out-of-school children. He further remarked that over 500 children from the community will be given a chance at quality education.
Further into the event, the kids were the centre of attraction, with one of them reciting the national anthem to kickstart the programme. Afterwards, they engaged the audience with their brilliance in discussing the meaning and relevance of “Literacy”.
The high point of the programme came when parents and caregivers — many of whom have never had access to education — brought their kids to be profiled for the next phase of enrolment into school.
Under the pouring rain, volunteers kept on in good faith, helping to document different cases of children to lay the foundation towards a more productive future. In the end, delicious packages of pizza and ice cream were shared in the atmosphere filled with love, excitement and camaraderie. Also, pictures were taken bearing the spirited passion for the #AThousandDreams.
Indeed the 2018 World Literacy Day celebration came with good tidings for the Slum2School management, volunteers and partners, seeing the happiness on the faces of her community members.