Inspire a Child, a not-for-profit initiative that was born out of passion and dream to make a difference in the lives of kids from low income families, has touched the lives of over 800 students in public high schools in Nigeria since its inception in 2016.
Guest speakers from different countries and continents come virtually to their classrooms to mentor them on the importance of believing in themselves.
Most of the students reached via this initiative are from economic disadvantaged families. They are neither sure of, how they will further their education to the next level (due to financial constraints) nor what they will do next when they leave secondary school.
For a greater impact last year, we partnered with entrepreneurs, professionals and educators around the world to help these kids see that despite the circumstances around them, they can become great if they put their minds to it.Some of our partners for 2017 were:
• Becca Steven- 2016 CNN Hero and Founder Thistle Farm (United States of America)
• Ife Adebayo- Special Adviser to Vice President (Nigeria)
• Ahrani Logan- CEO and CoFounder of EdTechStartup- Peapodicity (United Kingdom)
• Mordi Ibe- UN Youth Delegate
• Kemi Olurinola-Educator (Nigeria)
• Ian Brock-13 years old coder, researcher and author (United States)
• Adepeju Jaiyeoba- Founder-Mother Deivery Kit (Nigeria)
• Mrs Adefisayo- Education Activist (Nigeria)
• Justin Miles- Explorer/Educator (United Kingdom)
• Babatunde Akinola- Corporate Affairs Manager for Intel Corporation (Nigeria)
• Jordan Belmonte- Education Programs Manager for Microsoft Nigeria LLC
• Sam Sesay- Founder of 501c3
• Lily Born- Child Inventor (United States)
• Emma Agha- CEO of Innovectives Limited (Nigeria)
• Sheri Levy- Author (United States)
• Anekwe Ikenna- GMD, Guaranty Trust Bank (Nigeria)
• Salihu Tanko Yakasai- Director General, Media and Comm. Kano State Government (Nigeria)
• Desiree Craig- re:learn, the Education Practice at Co-Creation Hub (Nigeria)
• Olufunbi Falayi- Founder, Leadspace (Nigeria)
Inspire a Child 2017 held in 5 Locations in Nigeria: Lagos, Abeokuta, Ogun, Kaduna and Kano. This is a significant milestone from a one chapter event in 2016 to 5 Chapters in 2017.
This year our goal is to double our achievement by reaching out to more students and increase our chapters around the country.
2018 Inspire a Child (IAC) session will be a unique one. It will focus on the girl-child. The aim is to help young girls in secondary schools aspire for the best and aim above the glass ceiling
To achieve this, we have broken down the session in 3 phases.
• Mentoring Session
• Digital Skills Acquisition Programme
• Opportunity Fair
Our goal at FliplearnKids, is to use this programme in driving sustainable development goals and helping create a better future for these students with a positive impact on the society.