Olakunle Sanni, the founder and coordinator of School In The Street, a project that provides free education and skills to street children and youths in Nigeria, has been appointed as a member of the Governing Board of the Nigeria Council for Social Work (NCSW).
This was contained in a letter addressed to Sanni by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs through the Minister. Barr. Uju Kennedy Ohanenye.
According to the letter, the official inauguration of the NCSW Governing Board will hold on Friday November 24th, 2023, at the National Centre for Women Development, CBD, Abuja.
The NCSW is a statutory body established by the Nigerian Council for Social Work Establishment Act 2022, which was signed into law by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 1 December 2022.
The NCSW is responsible for promoting and regulating the profession of social work in Nigeria, as well as ensuring the provision of welfare and protection services to vulnerable Nigerians, including women and children.
Sanni is a social entrepreneur and child rights advocate, who has been working with children and youths living on the streets in Nigeria for over a decade.
He started School In The Street in 2018, as a mobile school that visits different locations and engages the learners in various activities such as reading, writing, art, music, sports, and entrepreneurship.
The project also provides mentoring and guidance to the learners and helps them access formal education or employment opportunities.
School In The Street is a non-profit and volunteer-driven initiative that relies on donations and partnerships to sustain its operations.