The Bankole-Thomas Foundation was founded by Adebayo Bankole-Thomas after he repeatedly saw children wearing tattered school uniform. School uniform was not a priority in Adebayo’s childhood therefore this reminded him of his own childhood experiences and challenges regarding school uniform.
The effects of wearing substandard school uniform can be long lasting on a child’s confidence, development and performance. Adebayo’s desire to give back to his community, coupled with his passion to contribute to a better overall educational experience for children, fueled his decision to establish a sustainable method of providing free school uniforms to government school children.
By eliminating one of the many challenges faced by school children and the education sector as a whole, we can contribute to an increase in one’s penchant for learning and as a result develop stronger contributors to society, whilst providing much need jobs for local tailors. We believe in giving back value, and we thank you in advance for your support in this matter.