What is This PP40 INITIATIVE you are talking about?
The PP40 Initiative started back in 2017 when the team lead for the project, Jumoke Olowookere decided that she should find way to give back to Ibadan, since she had lived all her life in the city, and Ibadan is the only home she knows. She decided that she had to do something about her concerns about waste management in Ibadan. It was at the same time that she also realized that children of public schools in Ibadan are at a disadvantage in the terms of access to the study of and practice of Art and and also access to beautiful playgrounds, especially compared to the International School Ibadan, where she had worked before. The Lord gave her this idea in the as she sought His face on what to do next with her life as her 40th birthday (which will come up sometime in 2018) approached.
What does PP40 hope to achieve?
The idea for the project is to join hands with children, in selected public schools in Ibadan, to convert the waste they can gather around their communities. The team then goes to teach the children how to convert these waste products to designs to make their playgrounds more attractive. The team will go to 40 schools all around Ibadan ( in 2018) to mark the team lead’s 40 years of existence in the city of Ibadan. The PP40 team has done 3 Schools so far. Namely Ebenezer Anglican School 1&2, Akingbile Moniya, C $S New Eden Schools 1$2, Mokola Hill, and Army Children Schools 1,2&3, Mokola Barracks, all in Ibadan.
That is a great initiative. I certainly want to be part of it. How can I help?
The team is in need of volunteers, so you can help by volunteering your time and skills for the PP40 project in a school (the list of which will be sent out soon) near you. The team also needs financial support in order to make the project a reality and nothing given is too small. The team will also appreciate donations of Art items like acrylic paint, big ropes, nails and logs of teak and art materials. PP40 is also interested in partnering with interested corporate bodies as well as Old Students Associations interested in such projects for their Alma Mata.
And if I want more information about the PP40 INTIATIVE?
You can follow the PP40 project Facebook page or reach out to PP40 team lead Jumoke Olowookere on Facebook or call +2348023603977 for more information.