Everyone can learn and in every way
At Elara Study Centre, we continue to expose our girls to the reality of the marginalized through the experiences of the Solidarity Saturdays. Every first Saturday of the month from September, we carried out the 1-1 academic coaching for the children within the Lekki environs who cannot go to school or attend schools with poor facilities.
Each of these Saturdays has been amazing. The Elara girls were able to coordinate themselves as a team, led by a group leader and prepared adequate material to tutor their peers and other younger children in Mathematics and English.
At the end of each coaching session, the girls took note of what was taught, the progress made by each student sequel to evaluation, and areas of improvement. With this information, we are able to prepare for the next Solidarity Saturday. 20 girls from Elara have been participating in these solidarity Saturdays and 15 students are being tutored.
These solidarity Saturdays have left some impacts on the Elara girls. They are grateful for the opportunity to give back to society. In a self-made, one of them addressed her friends about the need to spend time doing valuable things such as serving and giving back to the community. In a nutshell, they have all discovered that one gets more enriched when they help the others.
STARS - Students Taking Active Responsibility in Society
We are also happy to inform you that our leadership series kicked off on Saturday, September 24th 2021. The Leadership series is a monthly training on leadership skills culminating in an Annual Certificate program.
The two series we've had so far have been fun-filled and enriching for the young girls. The first one was on Personal Branding and Identity, and the October session was on Time Management. In each of the leadership sessions, we had about 16 girls in attendance.
It is incredible to see how these series have helped their self-awareness and in building a life project. Some of the tips they learnt from the leadership sessions have been applied directly in the solidarity Saturdays, such as planning, time management and knowledge of temperaments (in the case of carrying out group works).
We hope to reach more girls, but we are already overshooting our limits with the facility available.
We are very grateful for your donations and hope to keep counting on your help and support to make the new Elara project a reality to train more girls who can serve as catalysts of societal transformation.
Catch them young
Students Taking Active Responsibility in Society
with joy and patience
My personal branding and identity
The Joy of service