In line with our vision to support the education of financially disadvantaged children, last Friday, the Impact Africa Foundation team visited The Abolarin College, Oke-Ila Orangun, Osun State.

Abolarin College was founded by the ‘Kabiyesi’ Orangun of Oke-Ila Orangun, Oba Adedokun Omoniyi Abolarin. His mission is to use his royal stool to redefine the face of education in Nigeria.

The school is completely free including the boarding facilities. The school was founded with the vision of providing free world class quality education to children picked from the streets and those from poor homes whose parents cannot afford their education.

The school presently has 74 students who are learning in a conducive academic environment and have access to necessary education materials which include personal laptops, library, textbooks, school bags, uniforms, writing materials and others. All the students are in the boarding house and eat quality meals daily.

This school isn’t a run of the mill regular school, students at the Abolarin College speaks at least 3 languages fluently English, French and Yoruba. They are groomed to approach the future without fear or trepidation.With a specially designed and regulated curriculum, students receive all round education that extends beyond the walls of the classroom. They are not only intellectually sound, they are trained to be independent, entrepreneurs and equally excellent agriculturists. They spend 1 hour daily on the school farm to produce part of the food they eat.

Impact Africa Foundation identifies with the vision of the founder of the school and joined efforts with him to continue the noble work of giving quality education to the disadvantaged students.

The academic and mentorship seminar organised for the students had Taiwo Oyedele, Head of Tax and Regulatory Services, PwC Nigeria who is also the Founder and President of Impact Africa Foundation as the guest speaker. He shared his story to inspire the students to dream big and not to allow their humble backgrounds to limit their aspirations but rather to be an inspiration to dream big with a ‘can-do’ spirit that is unstoppable.

IAF also donated foodstuffs, school bags, books and ‘scholarships’ funds to the school. We do not want this to be a one-off event, so please join us in sustaining the dream of making the indigent students ‘leaders of tomorrow’. See details for donation in our profile.

Remember, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” – Edmund Burke.

Below are the some pictures from the event:

The School Library

The students working on the school farm

IAF team and the foodstuff donated to the school

Oba Adedokun Abolarin and the president of IAF, Taiwo Oyedele with the school’s senior prefects

The students having their lunch

IAF President, Taiwo Oyedele addressing the students

IAF President, Taiwo Oyedele addressing the students

Taiwo Oyedele presenting scholarship certificate to ‘kabiyesi’ to support Free Quality Education in the school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taiwo Oyedele presenting books donated to the school library to Oba Abolarin

Taiwo Oyedele with the senior prefects carrying the bags donated by IAF

The IAF team with Oba Adedokun and the senior prefects of the school

The IAF team and the Oba Adedokun Abolarin with the students and some teachers of the school

Cross section of the students at the seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oba Abolarin addressing the students on the assembly ground

The female students in their dormitory

A corp member teaching the students

Oba Abolarin teaching the students civic education.

Oba Adedokun showing the IAF team around the school farm