Dreams from the Slum (DFTS) Empowerment Initiative, a community based non-profit is organizing her annual #SmartInSchool Project; designed to orientate people living in the slum on inclusiveness, support for children with dyslexia, limb loss and provide educational scholarships, educational materials for rural and out of school children in Ajegunle, so they can be smart in school in the new school session.
The event is in commemoration of the International Day of Charity; which is observed annually on September 5th. The prime purpose of the International Day of Charity is to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity related activities all over the world for individuals, charitable, philanthropic and volunteer organizations for their own purposes on the local, national, regional and international level.
The outreach will host over 2,000 people (women and children) in Araromi community of Ajegunle where they will be sensitized on:
- Handling Dyslexic children – Crystal Cummings (Trinidad & Tobago)
- Supporting Children with limb loss – Jasmine Greg- Nwoye (The Irede Foundation)
- Importance of family planning – Pastor Bimbo Odukoya Foundation
- Connecting to Abbas love – Orode Uduaghan (Board Chairperson, DFTS)
Educational scholarships for up to 6years will be given to out of school children and back to school supplies like textbooks, uniforms, notebooks, school bags, and sandals will be given to 1,000 children so they can be #SmartInschool this September, while the women will be given food and clothes.
Date: Thursday, September 5th, 2019
Venue: Dreams from the Slum Empowerment Initiative, 2 Market Street, Off Tolu road, By JMJ Quarters, Olodi Apapa, Lagos.
This event is put together in partnership and support from;
The Irede Foundation, Great Dreamers Haven Foundation, The Book Bank, Access Bank (Front Line Interns-Diamond House), ADLAI Heroes Foundation, Lagos State Parks And Gardens Agency, CommunityWatch Plus, Project 3:16 Metro, Pastor Bimbo Odukoya Foundation, May Foundation, Noun Radio, and BellaNaija.
For enquiries, participation, partnership and support contact:
You can also send an email to [email protected] or visit www.dreamsfromtheslum.org.
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