The Youngold Montessori Schools paid a visit to the Lagos Food Bank as part of their 10th-year school anniversary celebration. The visit to the food bank provided the pupils with a valuable opportunity to learn about the operations and programs of the organization.
During their visit, the students were introduced to the various programs run by the Lagos Food Bank, programs designed to make a positive impact in vulnerable communities by addressing issues related to food insecurity and poverty. The pupils also gained insights into how these programs are implemented and their significance in helping those in need.
In addition, the students had the opportunity to engage in a topic called “Becoming a Community Service Champion.” This topic focused on teaching the students about the importance of volunteering and the benefits it brings both to the community and to the individuals involved. They also learnt about participating in community service activities, such as those organized by the Lagos Food Bank, as it is a way of giving back and making a difference thereby fostering a sense of empathy and social responsibility.
During their visit, the pupils were also involved in box packing activity which involved packing food or other essential items into the boxes of hope for distribution to individuals and families in need. Through this hands-on experience, the students developed a deeper understanding of the process and the impact their efforts can have on the lives of others.
Furthermore, the pupils had the opportunity to take a tour of the Lagos Food Bank warehouse and Cloth Banking. This tour allowed them to see firsthand how the organization stores and distributes the donated items. They observed the logistics involved in managing the warehouse and gained an understanding of how the Cloth Banking program works, which involved collecting and distributing clothing to those in need.
During the closing remark, the member of staff of the Youngold school were encouraged to build on this meaningful experience by further integrating community service and engagement activities into its curriculum and extracurricular programs, as it will continue to foster a culture of giving back and inspire future generations of students to make a positive impact on the world around them.
Overall, the visit to the Lagos Food Bank provided the Youngold Montessori School pupils with valuable experiences and knowledge about the importance of community service, the impact of the food bank’s programs, and the processes involved in operating such an organization. Indeed it was a meaningful and educational way for the school to celebrate their school’s 10th-year anniversary as such experiences can have a lasting impact on both students and teachers, providing valuable lessons and insights that extend beyond the classroom.