RETECH Foundation Launches 20 Book Clubs in UDSS Benin

On the 25th of May 2021, RETECH Foundation (RF) launched 20 RETECH Foundation Book Clubs (RFBCs) at the University of Benin Demonstration Secondary School (UDSS) in collaboration with Books2Africa, GC IMC and UDSS Benin Alumni.
The 20 RFBCs are made up of 160 Senior Secondary School students with each club having a total of 8 members. The RFBC aims at encouraging critical thinking and deeper engagement with stories whilst improving the students reading and reading comprehension skills.
A total of 160 books, mostly written by Nigerian authors such as Chinua Achebe & Chimamanda Adichie, were distributed with each student getting a book. We are pleased to have supplied 8 copies of a book titled ‘When I grow up’ written by Patricia Asadegbegba, an alumna of UDSS Benin.
By setting up book clubs rather than just supplying books to schools, RF can monitor and evaluate the performance of our clubs and can ensure that the books we supply are read. By awarding prizes to the student who has read the most books and to the club who has met the most, we encourage our club members to read the books we supply and to meet as a group to review the books read. We also encourage club members to rotate books between the clubs monthly to ensure the programme is sustainable.
Special thanks to Books2Africa, GC IMC and to all the UDSS Benin Alumni who funded this Initiative.
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RETECH Foundation Launches E-Mentoring Platform

We are excited to announce the launch of our e-mentoring platform. The interactive and intelligent e-mentoring platform has paved the way for RETECH Foundation to provide tailored and multiple career and academic adult to adult mentoring series that can run simultaneously on the platform. The platform’s offerings include matching participants at scale, building momentum with contextual nudges and measuring programme success to optimise the programme for growth. Users can set goals and gain access to useful resources to make the best of the mentoring programme.

Our pilot programme running on the e-mentoring platform is the ‘STEM Mentoring Programme Series’. We aim to nurture and enhance the career aspirations and goals of STEM undergraduate and graduates (mentees) by matching them with seasoned and experienced STEM Alumni of the mentees’ University in Nigeria (mentors).
The prestigious Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria has signed up to the STEM Mentoring Programme Series and the registration and sign up of students and alumni of FUT Minna either as mentors or mentees is currently ongoing on our e-mentoring platform.

We aim to offer and manage many more mentoring programme initiatives by partnering with institutions, universities and alumni Associations. Our mentorship is offered at no cost to our users/participants/partners. If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact us at info@retechfoundation.org.

Neuce Supports RETECH Foundation’s Paint Your School Initiative

RETECH Foundation is happy to announce that Neuce Paint has donated Premium Quality Neuce Emulsion and Gloss Paint complete with thinner towards RETECH Foundation’s Paint Your School (PYS) Initiative at Queen’s College Lagos which took place on the 22nd of May 2021.

RETECH Foundation is grateful to Neuce for the donation and believes the donation by Neuce will go a long way in instilling Good Citizenship values and life lessons including teamwork, responsibility and selflessness to the 50 SS1 Students of Queens College who took part in the PYS Initiative.

For more information on Neuce Paint in Nigeria, visit www.neuce.com

RETECH Foundation Brings Colour to Queen’s College Lagos

RETECH Foundation held a successful Paint Your School (PYS) event at Queen’s College Lagos on the 22nd of May 2021 in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Neuce Paint and Queens College Alumni.
A total of 50 Senior Secondary School 1 (SS1) students of Queen’s College participated in the PYS initiative and in so doing, were able to learn the values of responsibility, teamwork and hardwork. The students painted their classrooms under the supervision of their Principal, Vice Principals, Teachers, RETECH Foundation Personnel and a Paint Instructor.
At the end of the programme, RETECH Foundation presented Good Citizenship certificates to all 50 students for showing outstanding citizenship.
On the 22nd of May 2021, RETECH Foundation brought some colour to Queen’s Lagos through the Paint Your School initiative which involves 50 students working together to repaint their classrooms.

This exciting event was featured in Vanguard Nigeria and you can read all about it here:
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/05/paint-your-school-initiative-excitement-as-retech-foundation-lights-up-queens-college/

RETECH Foundation secures ‘Small Scale Project Fund’ from the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Lagos

RETECH Foundation secures ‘Small Scale Project Fund’ (SSPF) from the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Lagos to support its ‘Paint Your School’ (PYS) Initiative to be implemented in the following schools – Queens College, Kings College, FGGC Owerri and FGC Warri.

Commenting on the grant, Ronye Egborge, Chair and Trustee, RETECH Foundation said, ‘’RETECH Foundation is delighted to have secured the SSPF from the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany. This fund is instrumental in furthering the foundation’s goal to instill Good Citizenship attributes in our public secondary school pupils.”

Olabimpe Alabi, Programme Coordinator, RETECH Foundation and Elele Ogunsanya, Programme Manager  (commercial, political, cultural and press section), Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Lagos at the Agreement signing at RETECH Foundation’s office in Lagos, Nigeria on the  21st of April 2021.

The SSPF aims to improve the social economic situation of Nigerians with a focus on community development projects. The SSPF achieves this through the provision of funding in support of the relevant activities linked to these projects.

The RETECH Foundation PYS Initiative was launched on the 27th of November 2020 in UDSS Benin, it was designed to enable SS1 pupils participate in the painting of their classrooms and is aimed at ensuring that the pupils develop the right attitude required for success such as, taking responsibility, helping out, and teamwork.

RETECH Foundation looks forward to implementing the PYS initiative in the aforementioned schools in the coming months.

The First Issue of “The Echo” is Out Now

In this issue, we had a chat with the principal of Queen of the Rosary College Onitsha, a school which produced seven of our exceptional scholars in Anambra State.

We also dive into the world of the Road Warriors, a not-for-profit organisation, made up of a close-knit group of people who love to run competitively and socially and one of our scholarship partners.

You can download the issue HERE.

 

 

Partnership Announcement

RETECH Foundation is pleased to announce our partnership with GC IMC to provide books to our book clubs in public secondary schools across the country. RETECH Foundation is in the process of sourcing books for our book club members and will provide an update on the progress with this project in due course.

RETECH Foundation Announces the Registration of RETECH Foundation UK

RETECH Foundation is pleased to announce the successful registration of its sister charity in the UK. RETECH Foundation UK having charity number SC050849 is a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) and as a result is an incorporated body having charitable status under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

The Foundation sees this as a critical step in achieving the organisation’s mission of providing a comprehensive range of opportunities to allow children and youths develop the skills, knowledge and competence required to be successful through advancement of Scholarship, Good Citizenship and Mentorship Programmes. We look forward to keeping you updated on its developments.

Students at FGC Ilorin Learn the Value of Teamwork

The third edition of the RETECH Foundation Paint Your School (PYS) initiative took place at Federal Government College Ilorin on the 13th of March 2021 in collaboration with FGC Ilorin’s Old Students Association.

50 Senior Secondary School 1 (SS1) students participated in this initiative and improved their learning environment by painting their classrooms. Teachers were also involved in the day’s activities and their participation helped us to instill the values of responsibility, hard work and teamwork in the students.

A total of 50 Senior Secondary School 1 (SS1) students of FGC Ilorin participated in the PYS initiative. The students painted their classrooms under the supervision of a painting instructor and teachers of FGC Ilorin.

We presented Good Citizenship certificates to all 50 students for showing outstanding citizenship at the FGC Ilorin PYS initiative.

There’s a New RETECH Foundation Book Club at FGC Ilorin

We are extremely excited to announce that our second RETECH Foundation Book Club (RFBC) under our Good Citizenship Programme has launched at Federal Government College, Ilorin.

Following the footsteps of the young ladies at Federal Government Girls College, Abuloma, these young book lovers have come together to improve their critical thinking, emotional intelligence, self-awareness and so much more through books.
We are well on our way to our target of sourcing books for all our book clubs before the end of June 2021 and we are looking forward to setting up even more book clubs nationwide.

Would you like to support RFBC? Get in touch today – info@retechfoundation.org