Stay In School (SIS) Project is a child education support initiative designed by Circuit Pointe, a Non-Governmental youth-led Organization in Imo State, Nigeria. The project is aimed at enrolling or re-enrolling Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in rural communities who have never been to school or dropped out of school due to financial constraints. We are working to make sure every child goes to school especially children from poor socio-economic backgrounds, who otherwise will not have the opportunity to go to school or finish their education.
SIS Project was launched after concluded the pilot in 2017. Supported by OneWorld Foundation, Circuit Pointe built partnership with St. Paul's Primary School Ezeihe and Community Primary School Dikenaofeiyi in Isiala Mbano LGA of Imo State to conduct a scholarship scheme in Dikenaofeiyi Community. We worked closely with the Head Mistress of St. Paul's Primary School Ezeihe, Reverend Sister Amarachi Ojini and the Head Mistress of Community Primary School Dikenaofeiyi, Mrs Getrude Ekeanywanwu which benefited 15 indigenous children who were either orphans or had disabled parents and have never been to school or dropped out due to financial constraints.
Enrolled in St. Paul's Primary School Ezeihe and Community Primary School Dikenaofeiyi, we are soliciting funds to pay the tuition of these 15 scholarship awardees namely Mary Iwuoha; Chioma Obiefule; Chinaza Hebert; Chidiebere Obiora; Augustine Dikachi; Chimezie Akubudike; Ekperebuike Osuji; Ugochukwu Amadi; Ekene Ejikam; Chisom Ezeji; Obinna Uzowuru; Ogechi Mbagwu; Osinachi Amadi; Chimaobi Ndubisi and Joy Ezeji. We appreciate every support because your donations will also cater for children in other rural communities experiencing similar issues.
Chioma is 7 years old and hails from Ezeihe Community. Alongside her sisters and brothers, she dropped out of school in primary 1 due to her parents financial problems. Excited to be back to St. Pauls' Primary school, Ezeihe and filled with so much hope, she says "I have been sad since the day I left school. Today, I can smile again because the future looks bright for me".
Chimaobi is from Dikenaofeiyi Community and he is 12 years old. After the death of his father, he was abandoned by his mother. Living with his grandmother in Dikenaofeiyi, he dropped out of school in primary 5 due to financial constraints. He is back to Community Primary School, Dikenaofeiyi and looks forward to writing the upcoming common entrance exam.
Born in Ezeihe Community, Augustine is 7 years old and an orphan who was supported by a good Samaritan. Unable to continue due to financial difficulties, he was forced to drop out of school in Primary 2 but today, he is back to St. Pauls' Primary school, Ezeihe and very excited to finish his education. In his words "the light has shone on me".
Joy is an orphan from Dikenaofeiyi Community. She is 10 Years old and living under the care of a good Samaritan who had a very little means of livelihood.Unable to continue schooling due to financial difficulties. She dropped out of school in primary 3. Today, she is back to Community Primary school, Dikenaofeiyi and wishes to remain in school.
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