Ishahayi Beach School Foundation

The mission of the Ishahayi Beach School Foundation is to promote and foster the education of Nigerian children, particularly in the remote Ishahayi/Ikaare area of Lagos State.
Oct 14, 2014

IBSF: A Bright New School Year

Big Smiles and a Bright Future
Big Smiles and a Bright Future

Though the Ebola outbreak delayed the start of school for a few weeks, it didn't prevent the kids from returning with enthusiasm! We are happy to announce that the kids in JS1 have an extremely positive year ahead of them, as our hardwork and donors allowed us to extend the educational options at the Light School and create a higher level of learning, JS2! For the small village where the school is located, this educational opportunity creates a profond impact on the lives of these children. Thanks to this educational opportunity, these kids will receive an extra year of learning instead of entering into a life of adulthood at the age of 12. We are truly overwhelmed at this amazing opportunity for the kids and are celebrating the generosity of our donors and the hardwork that our board members put into making this dream successful! 

 

Thanks to our donors' generosity, our 200 kids at the beach school are being taught by amazing teachers whose lessons are continuously impacting the childrens' lives in postive ways.  The money the donors have provided is also keeping the lights on and the generator running so that the children can read, sing, and learn in a stable, safe environment to enhance their minds.  Their enthusiasm and thankfulness radiates from their smiles!

 

Many coconuts to all who have allowed us to sustain this wonderful school! Your generosity is truly inspiring an up-and-coming Nigerian generation!

Jul 21, 2014

IBSF: Feeding Hungry Children!

Making Sure No Child Goes Hungry!
Making Sure No Child Goes Hungry!

Dear Friend of IBSF –

Thank you for your generous donation to our project, "Feed a Hot Lunch to 320 Hungry Children in Nigeria." Because of you, we will be able to support a daily hot lunch program at both the Light School at Ishahayi and the Ife Oluwa School in Lekki during the 2014-2015 school year. 

Your donations will allow us to deliver food staples like rice, beans, yams and vegetables to the schools each month. By providing nutritious ingredients for cooking, the schools' hot lunch program will model healthy behavior for the surrounding community. Plus, a hot and nutritionally balanced meal helps the students learn to the best of their ability!

During this school year, IBSF rebuilt and refurbished the kitchen facilities at each school. We’ve purchased or delivered donated utensils, pots, pans and food storage containers. Your donations ensure that when school begins again in September, no student will go hungry. By enhancing a subsistence-level diet with a hot, healthy school lunch, we hope to see all 320 students reach their full potential.

Sincerely, 
Kristiann Gips
Committee Member, Ishahayi Beach School Foundation

Three enthusiastic girls help carry donations.
Three enthusiastic girls help carry donations.

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Jul 18, 2014

IBSF: The School Year Draws to a Close

Savior and Joefrey Relax During Recess!
Savior and Joefrey Relax During Recess!

It seems that summer is almost over for children in the United States, but for the students at the Light School at Ishahayi, the summer break is just about to begin! This week, the children are taking their final exams. 

IBSF has had another successful year supporting the Light School. Because of your support, no prospective student was turned away because they couldn’t afford their school fees.

Your support also funded the following initiatives during the 2013-2014 school year: 

  • Adding secondary school classes and hiring two secondary school teachers
  • Hiring an additional primary school teacher to improve the student:teacher ratio
  • Reformatting computers and refreshing peripherals in the computer lab
  • Providing bleach for borehole and fuel for the generator each month
  • Donating new storybooks to the library

We were also able to bring many new visitors (more than 39 new faces this year!) out to the Light School for monthly visits to see our work in progress. For our supporters abroad, thank you for letting us share our success via photos and stories. We are making a difference here in Nigeria. Many, many coconuts to you! 

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