“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”- Nelson Mandela
It is true that we at Bramble Network are changing the world one child at a time. Our learners had rich experiences in the first quarter of this year and we are grateful for the expansion of their minds which is currently reflected in what they are now able to do. This of course is a result of hard work balanced with adventurous learning. We are excited to share these stories with you because we recognize your support and how it has made our success this quarter possible. This newsletter contains a summary of all our activities since the beginning of this year and it’s available for download on our website.
Inauguration of Student Representative Council, SRC Members
Annually, it is our culture at the learning space to elect representatives among our learners. This we do to instil leadership skills in them. This January, Ola Elizabeth, Daniel Comfort and three other learners were inaugurated as the leaders after reading their manifestos and conducting a free and fair election last quarter.
iRECAP Library Project With Carrington Fellowship of The US Consulate
We are honoured to be hosting a Library Building Project at Bramble Network. Having this partnership between our organisation and the US government-funded initiative Carrington Fellowship of The US Consulate, Lagos Nigeria with support from Access Bank Plc and Ministry of Youth and Sports, Oyo State Government is a dream come true.
For the past few months, our team has been working tirelessly to develop a standardized training program for selected secondary school students and build an open library. With this library, we want to provide 1000 books to adolescents and young adults in Arikanki village. You can join us by donating books to our book drive.
Bramble Innovation Hub Created Job Opportunities For Her Alumni Community
Bramble Innovation Hub has been in the business of empowering young adults with vocational skills with which they can earn and be financially stable. Earlier this year, we took it a step further by providing an opportunity for our students to work on the mass production of insect nets for Entojutu- a foundation that works with nature to provide agro-solutions for rural farmers.
International Day of Education Event For Educators and Change Makers
In commemoration of the International Day of Education, we organized a program to sensitize education stakeholders on the need to give adequate attention to rural education for national development. Panel speakers had a chat about events surrounding education across the globe, the challenges and proposed solutions for improved Rural Education. Bramble Network made an awakening call to everyone involved in Rural Education to intensify their efforts for more effective results and increased impact.
It was a great time of knowledge exchange and we can’t wait to share our new developments as a result of this study in the next quarter.
Catalysts Development Training: The Evolution of Technology and its Impact on Education in Nigeria
It’s our culture at Bramble to sharpen our knowledge from time to time to enable us to make more impact in the communities where we work. Earlier this year, our catalysts conducted research work on The Evolution of Technology and its Impact on Education in Nigeria. Our deductions from this study have helped us leverage more technology for the work that we do.
Bramble in the media:
- One Africa Changemaker Leadership Program
- Tribune Newspaper: 2024 International Day Of Education Click here
Some of Our Big Plans for the Next Quarter
- Launch the iRECAP library
- Enrol more full-time learners.
- Open secretariat office
Dear friends and supporters,
Thank you for always cheering us on. We know that it’s been challenging to have adequate cash flow in these times, especially in Nigeria, and that is why we are so grateful for the support we have received so far. We do not take your support for granted. We are super grateful to the Nathaniel Albert Foundation, The Carrington Youth Fellowship of the US Consulate, and their partners; Access Bank, and Oyo State Government for their support in the last quarter.
Do help share this newsletter among your network of friends and associates.
Odunayo, and the entire Bramble Team.
If you wish to support the work of Bramble, please make donations at Bramble Learning Space, Zenith Bank
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!