Past, Present and Future of the African Children
In this triangular battle between the past, present and the future of the African children and in spite of the formidable weapons from the combined arsenals of our past and present African leaders in combating the African-Illiteracy Virus (AIV), the pertinent question to ask ourselves is ‘ are these sufficient, are we sure illiteracy is still not winning and reigning?. It is a pity that in this 21st century, the standard of education in Africa is going down and if nothing is done speedily, the future of the African children is in jeopardy. Did you know that, there are still some schools with dilapidated buildings with less or no educational materials? The apartheid icon, the former President of South Africa, late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela once said and I quote ‘education is a weapon we can use to conquer the world’. How would the African children conquer the world when the standard of education is not encouraging and less pleasant every day? But it is not yet over until it is over, hence, the struggle continues.
And for this reason, Christeve Independent School (a school where the future is featured through what is impacted today), a school established 5 years ago with goal, vision and mission. Take a look at our goal, vision and mission.
Our goal: our goal is to provide each pupil with an enjoyable, memorable and an outstanding educational experience.
Our vision: our vision is to prepare a future generation of well-educated and ethical global leaders who will seek to create an environment of equality and respect for all.
Our mission: Christeve Independent School will strive to offer its pupils the best start in their education by providing a friendly, caring and inspiring academic atmosphere in a safe and happy environment.
Nearly 37.5 percent of our pupils are on CIS Scholarships. These are orphans and the less-priviledged in the society. 29.5 percent of our pupils are on partial scholarships. These are the children of petty traders, transporters and road-side farmers who their daily income is less than one dollar. The remaining 33 percent are the children of Government workers who their take home cannot take them home (according to their slogan).
Take a look at this letter. A letter from Bill Gates and Melinda Foundation, written to Christeve Independent School on the 20th of November, 2016 at 1:29 AM
This is where we need your help and support. We want to expose these pupils (5 of them for now) academically. We want to change their orientations by visiting the gallery of the number one richest man in the world. Be part of our vision. Listen to the song of the late musician, Michael Jackson saying ‘we are the world, we are the children, we are the ones who make a brighter day, so let us start giving. There is a choice we are making, we are saving our own lives, it is true we will make a better day, just you and me’
I know you and I can do it. We need $10750 to send these pupils on tour to the United States of America. Please back our vision through your generous donations. These pupils are holding our hands and if we let go off their hands, this rare opportunity may elude them.
Your names shall continue to linger in their memories particularly their parents and Christeve Independent School for nations have been built.
We look forward to hearing from you through your donations.
Thank you and God bless