In Osun State, Pupils Go To School Without Uniform (pictures)

In St. Timothy RCM Primary School, Amuloko village, Osun state, pupils go to school without uniforms and other learning materials because their parents couldn't afford to provide such materials.

As part of their efforts to ensure the development and enhancement of lives of the people in the rural areas, members of RURAL NURTURE INITIATIVE visited the school and provided school uniforms and learning materials to the pupils as well as teaching materials to the teachers.

The group, on its website, writes:

It was another impactful moment as the Rural Nurture Initiative team embarked on an educational outreach to St. Timothy RCM Primary School on 21st of September, 2019. The outreach focused on meeting the educational needs of the pupils as well as changing the parents and pupils’ orientation about the importance of education. With the aid of magnanimous donors, essential educational needs such as school uniforms, notebooks and other stationery were provided to the pupils while teaching materials were made available to the teachers.

The outreach consisted of various engaging activities such as spelling bee/reading competition, colouring and drawing competition, craft making (broom making competition). The pupils were encouraged to display their broom making skills and teach the process to RNI team. Distribution of school uniforms took place simultaneously, as the pupils were dressed in the uniforms donated by Rural Nurture Initiative.

A career talk titled “Dream Big”, was given to the students on the importance of focus and hard work to achieve success. Up next was a talk with the parents on the importance of child education; this session proved to be very enlightening and interesting as the parents were responsive and inquisitive.