D.A.T.E.S is an acronym for DOING ALL TO EXCEL AND STAND. The project which started in March, 2016 is focused on providing social welfare and mentoring support for teenagers from the local communities around Ibadan.

Vision– The vision is to achieve social inclusion for teenagers from local communities through direct mentoring for career development, scholarship opportunities, capacity building and social welfare support especially for vulnerable girls.

Mission– The focus of D.A.T.E.S has been life coaching through mentoring of teenagers age 13-21. One after the other, teenagers brought their friends to the network. Our quarterly outreach is tagged GODLY TEENS.

ACTIVITIES

Adopt-a-Teen, Engage-a-Teen and Mentor-a-Teen– these platforms give opportunity for supporting partners to take direct responsibility for teenager[s] personal development and welfare.

Collections– We look out for organisations and individuals that can help us collect used electronics, clothing and other personal care items for redistribution to the teenagers on the platform.

Academic Support and Career MentoringWe help to pay and prepare for various examinations and admissions.

Social Development Activity– A good number of them joined the platform through such visits to swimming pools, games and movies.

Vocational Skills Development– we encourage and pay for them to learn vocational skills like fashion designing, shoe making etc.

Health Support– Mercyland Hospital, Ibadan is our partner offering teenagers instant medical attention at a flexible payment plan.

SEUNFUNMI ADELEKE

PROJECT CORDINATOR, D.A.T.E.S

08098569678, adejokeseun2002@yahoo.com