Poise Graduate and Communal Support Foundation
Truth be told, I first started this out of necessity. While working with job seekers in PGFA, I found that a major life skill missing was compassion and empathy. Many people were so focused on their problems that they forgot they could add value to the world. The need to teach them about their irrevocable ability to make the world a better place gave birth to PGCSF.
We set this up as part of the PGFA employability program to teach young people that no matter their status they should live for something larger than their own needs and contribute to society.
The idea is hinged on this statement that youths can be leaders of tomorrow, if we procrastinate; however, they can lead today if we take action today. At the end of the day, it took on a life of its own. Together with out students, we have impacted the lives of over 10,000 individuals in slum communities. Donations usually include bore holes, renovating dilapidated public schools and donating class room furniture, sick bays, health awareness forums and so on. Each set of PGCSF volunteers picks their project, secures sponsors, creates awareness and so on.
Stream 28 donates this canteen to prevent students from eating outside and buying food in non-hygenic conditions
Stream 25 donates the first borehole to a community with no pipeborne water
The students came back in tears after seeing this public school in Ilupeju with no doors or windows and all the kids on the floor. This was done in less than 2 weeks
This public high school in Oregun had no sick bay and they got a donation thanks to a wonderful group of young executives
For less privileged communities