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!
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 GipsCommittee Member, Ishahayi Beach School Foundation
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:
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!