In 2008, the programme was launched in Zor-Sogho Community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State. At the event, over fifty (50) pupils of Community Primary School in Zor-Sogho benefited from the programme and received schoolbags, foot-wears, uniforms and other educational materials. Other communities where the annual programme has held between 2008 and 2016 include Beeri and Wiiyaakara communities in Khana Local Government; Bodo City Community in Gokana Local Government Area; Rumubiakani Community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area and XYZ in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State. So far, over one thousand four hundred (1,400) pupils have benefited from the Back-To-School programme. Efforts are being made to extend and expand the programme to other communities in Rivers State, other parts of the South-South (Niger Delta region) and other Nigeria states.
So far, SWAYA had received support and sponsorship/funding from individuals and organisations within and outside Nigeria. They include Azlom Multiventures Ltd, Waifang Leader-Dredgers, China, etc.