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It started through the determination of a family to respond to three families inability to pay their children school fees. On a faithful Saturday in November 2013, Mr. Sanwo Olatunji David and his wife Dr. (Mrs) Folake Olatunji-David went to the community of Kuchingoro in Abuja for evangelism and came across internally displaced persons. Moved by what he saw, he assured them he would check back on them to see how he could be of assistance.
Upon return the next week he observed that the children within that community were roaming the streets at about 9.00am on a Tuesday morning, and through further enquiry he discovered that the parents couldn't afford to send their children to school, there was no government school within a 5 km radius and there was the hazard of sending little children who were complete strangers in the city to schools more than 5km away and probably most significantly, the conditions for admission was impossible for the parents to meet.
In New Kuchingoro, the School Without Walls now provides for over 300 children and in Camp David (Area 1) it provides for over 200 children in an environment that is being carefully tailored to ensure their academic and moral growth.
Expansion of School Without Walls to 4 additional IDP Camps in Abuja and 4 Settlements in Nassarawa State
Payment of School and other Fees to keep IDPs in partner schools
Start up of School Without Walls Secondary Schools/Vocational Centers
At A Glance: Fundable Education Projects
School Without Walls (SWW) Project
Donation of School Materials- bags, uniforms, biro, exercise books, shoes, etc.
Payment of school fees and other welfare fees to keep IDPs pupils in SWW
Extend tuition to JS1-3 students
Scholarships to sponsor them to standard and government schools
Opportunities for Partnership
Expansion of School Without Walls to 4 additional IDP Camps and 4 Settlements in Nassarawa State
It costs approximately N5,000 to keep each child in school per term. This includes feeding, clothing, instructional materials, arts and crafts. An individual or family may choose to adopt one or more pupil and make monthly or yearly commitment to supporting their education.
We are also open to discuss possibilities that exist in development of infrastructures, donation of books and so on. An individual or family can commit to building a classroom block, etc.
Payment of School and Other Fees to keep IDPs in partner schools
We have successfully entered into a unique partnership with a school in Nassarawa where we are paying the school fees for 300 students (N3, 000 per term), excluding feeding, clothing, instructional materials, arts and crafts. We plan to expand such partnerships; an individual or family can commit to paying such fees for one or more children.
Start-up of School Without Walls Secondary Schools
To allay the fears and concerns of the parents of these children, we have decided to add a secondary school that will have full boarding facilities. We estimate that it will cost us N25,000 per term to keep each child in the secondary school. An individual or a family may choose to sponsor a child and also contribute to infrastructural development.