REPORT ON A VISIT TO FAITH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL IN COMMEMORATION OF INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY HOSTED BY SI4DEV KADUNA LOCATION GROUP FOR THE EXECUTION OF THE HAPPY LEARNERS PROJECT.
BACKGROUND OF VISIT
The International Children’s Day is the largest annual event which gathers children around the globe to celebrate them. The celebration is marked 27th of May every year. Partners of Strategy and Innovation for Development Initiative in Kaduna commemorated this day by visiting Faith International School, Kamazou in a bid to celebrate this special day with the kids under the project name tagged “Happy Learners Project”.
HAPPY LEARNERS PROJECT
This project was born out the impact zone of the organisation in education. The partners had a brainstorming session for the name emergence and the maiden edition was executed at Faith International School, Janruwa, Kamazou, Kaduna.
OBJECTIVE OF THE VISIT/HAPPY LEARNERS PROJECT
1. To create awareness of SI4DEV
2. To educate the children about the importance of hand washing, sanitation, and Good health.
3. To enlighten the children about career choices.
4. To enlighten the children on the effect of drug abuse.
DESCRIPTION AND SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES.
1. ARRIVAL TO THE VENUE
Members arrived at the venue (Faith International School) between 9 and 10am. Then logistics was put in place ranging from fixing projector and screen, electrical appliances and generator for light supply.
The even kicked off by 11am by Miss Veronica who started out with the kids by knowing their names after which she handed over the Mr. Roberts who introduced the partners to the kids and staff of the school, with brief introduction of SI4DEV, it mission and vision as well spoke about the children Day and the reason for our visit.
DRUG ABUSE CAMPAIGN
Miss Yosi Danjuma and Mr. Musa explained to the kids why they must avoid drug abuse and the effect it will have on them should they involve themselves in it.
Mr. Chukwudi Clement spoke to the kids on career choices and why they must solely make this choice themselves without being forced by anyone to do so. At the end of the session the kids had learnt more about various career types.
PRACTICAL HAND WASH SESSION.
Mr. Ukaigweh Roberts taught the kids the importance of Hand washing afterwards a practical session was carried out with the kids.
FUN AND SONG
The essence of the Happy Learners Project was practices in this session as Miss Yosi Danjuma made it a fun for the kid to learn through songs and afterward Mr. Roberts acted Dramatic and Clowny to pass the message/Campaign against Drug Abuse and its effect.
PRESENTATION OF ITEM
The items were presented to the Head Mistress of the School by Mr. Ukaigweh Roberts on behalf of the Project Manager (Mrs. Nkem Akinsoto) for SI4DEV. The item includes One Dozen of Branded SI4DEV Hand Wash and Placards for Drug Abuse Campaign.
The closing remark was made by Miss Veronica and afterwards the partners, Kids and Staff of Faith International School had a photograph session which wrapped it up.