Our Education and Scholarship Programme has a special focus on students from low socio-economic backgrounds and is designed to enable them acquire basic quality education at all levels of their academic pursuit. The programme assists eligible students by, amongst other things, paying their school fees. We also partner with other NGOs and stake holders to provide a standard, conducive learning environment in rural and remote areas.
Over the years, the Foundation has awarded grants and scholarships to students in various academic institutions. We have also built and equipped schools to aid learning.
In addition, this programme aims to facilitate the development of future leaders, opinion molders and decision makers.
EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION BENEFICIARY BREAK DOWN
The Education and Scholarship Programme operates various scholarship award schemes to address the diverse educational needs of scholars.
PRIMARY SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
Primary education is priceless as it sets the basic foundation for every other form of formal education. Since many rural dwelling parents lack access to the formal education themselves, many children are denied the opportunity of getting basic education. Others who are willing to send their children to school are often not able to do so because of paucity of funds. This scheme provides children with support needed to attend or complete education at the primary school level.
POST-PRIMARY SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
Despite Government effort over the past few decades to make post primary education more accessible by building schools in towns and villages, there exists a disparity in the number of educated high school leavers in the rural communities compared to the urban cities. This scheme bridges this gap by creating more opportunities for children in rural areas to acquire quality post primary education.
This scholarship supports indigent students that have gained admission into higher institutions FOR any Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) programme in any Nigerian university.
NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL GRANT
Following the sudden increase in the admission fees of the Nigerian Law School which left a significant number of law students unable to practice law professionally, the Foundation initiated the Nigerian Law School Grant to bridge the gap between aspiring students’ goals and the reality they face. The Foundation has opened up this programme to all qualified indigenes of Rivers State origin, who aspire to attend the Nigerian Law School.
Under this grant, each beneficiary receives a substantial scholarship as well as a laptop computer. Currently, over 500 students have been awarded grants.
Investment in quality education and exposure at the advanced tertiary level advances the development of knowledgeable, informed would-be leaders in every sector of human endeavor. The Foundation’s Post Graduate Education Scholarship intervention enables graduate students gain access to the highest level of education to boost their careers and help them compete favourably among their peers.
- OVER N73 MILLION HAS BEEN EXPENDED TO PROVIDE A STANDARD AND CONDUCIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR PUPILS IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES.
- In appreciation of the role of teachers in the development of any child, the Foundation initiated the Motivation and Appreciation Initiative (MAI) for teachers. Under the scheme, a monthly cash incentive is given to nineteen (19) Academic and non- Academic Staff of the St. Augustine’s Nursery & Primary School, Abonnema.
- Built and equipped three (3) schools with science laboratories namely: Abonnema Girls’ Secondary School, Nyemoni Grammar School and Comprehensive Secondary School.
- Donation of standard school building equipped with computer systems, desks and cooling systems to the St. Augustine Nursery and Primary School, Abonnema. The Foundation also undertakes the periodic renovation of the school.