Street2School marks 10 years of impact with BagSwap program

In continuation of more than a decade of work, Street2School has swapped the backpacks of 800 children in low cost private and government-owned schools in Lagos and Ogun states in the 2019-2020 BagSwap project.

The BagSwap Program is an annual outreach of Street to School Initiative, which aims to equip children in public and private low-cost schools with basic educational materials such as a backpack, stationery, school uniform, sandal, textbooks and educational toys. In 10 years, more than 22,300 children have been served.

The 2020 BagSwap project was funded by the United Parcel Service -UPS and STL Trustees Limited. The Grand finale took place on December 8 at Anthony ​Village Senior High ​School, Lagos State was well attended by Officials of UPS.

“Children who lack the provision of basic learning materials perform poorly in schools,” says founder, Tosin Olowoyeye-Taiwo.

“Lack of educational materials impact effective teaching and learning, hence the reason for our annual intervention at Street to School Initiative where we identify with poor learners and equip them adequately for learning in the classroom. The BagSwap Project seeks to equip poor learners with basic educational materials for effective learning.”

Street to School Initiative supports the education programs of out-of-school children and primary school drop-outs in Nigeria through her annual education sponsorship scheme and establishment of tuition-free schools where children are provided with basic learning materials, and enjoy a free meal.