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Sep 10, 2019

Quarter Three 2019 Progress Report

 

Introduction

Project“NoExcuses”ScholarshipSchemeisaninitiativeoftheOvieBrumeFoundation withtheoverallgoal ofmitigatingtheunderlyingfactorsthathinderoutstandingpublicprimaryandsecondaryschoolchildrenfrom having educationalopportunities. The scholarship packageisdesigned tocoverthe following:

     Healthcare,whichis provided via a reputablehealthcare insurance companyannually;

     Nutritionalsupportinformofessentialfooditemsprovidedforbeneficiariesandtheirfamilies quarterly;

     Clothing which includes two sets of schooluniforms and four sets of casual wearsbi-annually; Educationalresourcesin formofbooks andstationaryitems as requiredtermly; and

     Transportationto and from schoolto supportbeneficiaries’ continuous stayin schooltermly.

 

ExpectedOutcomes of Project “No Excuses” Scholarship Scheme The expected outcomes from ‘’Project NoExcuses’’areoutline below:

     Improved access to education;       Improved ability tolearn;

     Increased access to standard health services;      Improved nutritional status;

     Completion ofprimary and secondary school education.

 

Socio-demographicDescription ofbeneficiaries

20beneficiariesarecurrentlyenrolledonthePNEscholarship schemeandtheirdemographyisrepresented inthegraphbelow.Forthefemalebeneficiaries,thereare7inSeniorSecondarySchool,3inJunior Secondary Schooland4inPrimary School. Forthemalebeneficiaries,thereare5 inJuniorSecondarySchool and 1 in Senior Secondary school.Theagesofbeneficiariesinprimaryschoolrangefrom7–12yearswhilethe agesofbeneficiaries in secondaryschool range from8 – 18years.

 

QuarterThree 2019Progress Report

Thirdquarterof2019markedthe end of the academicsessionand the commencement of summer programs. It also marks the graduation of three of the Project “No Excuses” beneficiaries from Senior Secondary School and theinclusionofnew beneficiariestotheproject.

Beneficiariesclosed for the summer holiday in the third week of July.

 

Within the period under review, all beneficiaries participated in activities organized at the Foundation.  Beneficiaries in Senior Secondary School participated in the annual “Passport to Success” (P2S) program. P2S is a “job shadowing” program which provides a glimpse of professional life and instil a sense of responsibility in students. Beneficiaries are exposed to the work environment during the summer break in various organisations to experience first-hand what their choice of career would look like.

 

This program is a follow up and practical component of our quarterly “Meet the Professionals” program. Meet the Professionals is an initiative of the Ovie Brume Foundation that brings together students and professionals in various fields who provide career guidance and mentoring to youth. The goal of the program is to equip students with skills that will help them stay in school and acquire skills they need to excel as well as meet professionals that will give career motivations and guidance and serve as role models.  While others participated in the Summer programs at the Foundation for three weeks inSTEM training which involves Experimento, Animation and Robotics, Life Skills and Vocation trainings likeBarbing (Step-down training), Culinary Arts, Art and Crafts, Music, Make-up & Head tie (Fascinators, Auto-Gele, etc.), Games and Capacity building on Financial Literacy, Emotional Intelligence talks, Sensitization on drug use and abuse. The Summer program ended with an Excursion to Freedom Foundation D.I.C (Drop-in Centre) in Yaba, Lagos, which featured motivational and educational talk onWho can lead a Nation, the Power of Positive Thinking”, etc.

 

One of beneficiaries in Senior Secondary School, Blessing participated at the “She Creates” and “EarlyInnovators” ICT program organized by the Women`s Technology Empowerment Centre. The program’s objective was to inspire the girls to get excited about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) and groom them to be technology solution creators and innovators.  She was trained on Artificial Intelligence, Internet of things, Python-programming etc.  In other to implement what she has learned, Blessing worked on a project using Python programming to create a chat box on the system. To broaden the experience and make the training impactful, the students went on an Excursion to Microsoft Office and Andela where Blessing had the opportunity to meet with software developers and engineers, who further taught them the nitty-gritty of software design, technology solution creators and innovators. A certificate of participation was awarded to her and other participants.

 

Beneficiaries in the senior secondary class who wrote their Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination performed excellently.  Rosemary, one the beneficiaries who has just graduated from Senior Secondary School gained admission into Oxbridge Tutorial College for her A levels. All beneficiariesarecontinuously improvingintheir academics and social skills.

 

Limitations

Some of thelimitations arestill pending.

  1. SomePNEbeneficiarieshaveaccommodationchallengesduetorecenturbandevelopment activitieswithin thestate and thishas resulted intorelocation by someofthebeneficiaries.
  2. Thereisanincreasing numberofunderservedbutdeservingchildrenwho arecurrentlynotbenefiting from thePNE.

 

Recommendation

 Provision of more resources to support current and prospective beneficiaries.


Attachments:
Jun 13, 2019

2019 Second Quarter Report

Introduction

Project “No Excuses” Scholarship Scheme is an initiative of the Ovie Brume Foundation with the overall goal of mitigating the underlying factors that hinder outstanding public primary and secondary school children from having educational opportunities. The scholarship package is designed to cover the following:

  • Healthcare, which is provided via a reputable healthcare insurance company annually;
  • Nutritional support in form of essential food items provided for beneficiaries and their families quarterly;
  • Clothing which includes two sets of school uniforms and four sets of casual wears bi-annually;
  • Educational resources in form of books and stationary items as required termly; and
  • Transportation to and fro school to support beneficiaries’ continuous stay in school termly.

 

Expected Outcomes of Project “No Excuses” Scholarship Scheme

The expected outcomes from ‘’Project No Excuses’’ are outline below:

  • Improved access to education;
  • Improved ability to learn;
  • Increased access to standard health services;
  • Improved nutritional status;
  • Completion of primary and secondary school education.

 

Socio-demographic Description of beneficiaries

21 beneficiaries are currently enrolled on the PNE scholarship scheme and their demography is represented in the graph below. For the female beneficiaries, there are 6 in Senior Secondary School, 5 in Junior Secondary School and 4 in Primary School. For the male beneficiaries, there are 3 in Primary School and 3 in Junior Secondary School. The ages of beneficiaries in primary school range from 7 – 12 years while the ages of beneficiaries in secondary school range from 12 – 18years.

 

Quarter Two 2019 Progress Report

Second quarter of 2019 marked the commencement of the third academic term and the inclusion of new beneficiaries to the project. Beneficiaries resumed back to school in the fourth week of April and all their needs under the scholarship scheme were provided. All support regarding their education and academic improvement have been provided; nutritional support, clothing support healthcare support under the health insurance scheme have been provided for all beneficiaries.

 

Within the period under review, all beneficiaries participated in activities organized at the Foundation. Beneficiaries in Secondary School participated in Drama, Taekwondo, Dance, ICT, Financial Literacy Class and Art; they also participated at the 2019 Oracle Academy Data Science Boot Camp; a three-day program specifically targeted at young people with over 100 students in attendance. The objective of the program was to provide students with practical knowledge of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (A.I).

 

The beneficiaries in Senior Secondary School also participated in the interactive forum to mark the 2019 International Girls in ICT Day at the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Ikoyi -Lagos on 25th April 2019. The event is an initiative backed by all International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Member States in ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 70, which aims to encourage and empower girls and young women to consider studies and career in the growing field of ICTs, enabling both girls and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector. Hauwa Mohammed one of the Project “No Excuses” Scholarship Scheme beneficiaries was given an opportunity to showcase her Robotic toll gate at the event with the objective of accessing their technological competence.

 

Beneficiaries in the senior secondary class commenced their Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. Three of the beneficiaries in Junior Secondary School Class 3 will be writing their Junior Secondary School Certificate Examination in July to mark the end of their junior school.

 

Beneficiaries in primary school continued with the “After School” classes, they are members of the Foundation’s “Book Club” alongside other pupils who are currently not benefitting from the PNE scheme.  The “Book Club” has improved the vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation of members as well as their reading culture.

 

All beneficiaries are constantly improving in their academics and social skills.

 

Limitations

Some of the limitations are still pending.

  1. Some PNE beneficiaries have accommodation challenges due to recent urban development activities within the state and this has resulted into relocation by some of the beneficiaries.
  2. There is an increasing number of underserved but deserving children who are currently not benefiting from the PNE.

 

Recommendation

  1. More funding for current and prospective beneficiaries to provide them necessary support.

Attachments:
Mar 18, 2019

2019 First Quarter Report

Introduction

Project “No Excuses” Scholarship Scheme is an initiative of the Ovie Brume Foundation with the overall goal of mitigating the underlying factors that hinder outstanding public primary and secondary school children from having educational opportunities. The scholarship package is designed to cover the following:

  • Healthcare, which is provided via a reputable healthcare insurance company annually;
  • Nutritional support in form of essential food items provided for beneficiaries and their families quarterly;
  • Clothing which includes two sets of school uniforms and four sets of casual wears bi-annually;
  • Educational resources in form of books and stationary items as required termly; and
  • Transportation to and fro school to support beneficiaries’ continuous stay in school termly.

 

Expected Outcomes of Project “No Excuses” Scholarship Scheme

The expected outcomes from ‘’Project No Excuses’’ are outline below:

  • Improved access to education;
  • Improved ability to learn;
  • Increased access to standard health services;
  • Improved nutritional status;
  • Completion of primary and secondary school education.

 

Socio-demographic Description of beneficiaries

19 (M6: F13) beneficiaries are currently enrolled on the PNE scholarship scheme and their demography is represented in the graph below. For the female beneficiaries, there are 6 in Senior Secondary School, 5 in Junior Secondary School and 2 in Primary School. For the male beneficiaries, there are 2 in Primary School and 4 in Junior Secondary School. The ages of beneficiaries in primary school range from 7 – 12 years while the ages of beneficiaries in secondary school range from 12 – 18years.

 

 

 

 

Quarter One 2019 Progress Report

First quarter of 2019 marked the commencement of the second academic term and the inclusion of a new beneficiary to the project. Beneficiaries resumed back to school in the second week of January and all their needs under the scholarship scheme have been provided. All support regarding their education and academic improvement have been provided; nutritional support, clothing support healthcare support under the health insurance scheme have bee provided for all beneficiaries. In addition, beneficiaries with transportation challenges and requiring support, have received support. They no longer get to school late, they have been able to meet up with their school activities and their grades have improved.

 

Within the period under review, all beneficiaries participated in activities organized at the Foundation. Beneficiaries in Secondary School participated in Drama, Taekwondo, Dance, ICT and Art; they also participated in the 2nd edition of Oracle Academy Students Hackathon competition, with the objective of accessing their technological competence. Also, beneficiaries in the senior secondary class are beneficiaries of a funded project, “Empowerment Corner”, a “Safe Spaces” initiative of the Ovie Brume Foundation Youth Centre, which is a holistic intervention that integrates life skills, sexual reproductive health, entrepreneurial skills, leadership, and mentoring.

 

Beneficiaries in primary school continued with the “After School” classes, they are members of the Foundation’s “Book Club” alongside other pupils who are currently not benefitting from the PNE scheme. The “Book Club” has improved the vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation of members as well as their reading culture.

 

All beneficiaries have tremendously improved in their academics and social skills.

 

Limitations

Some of the limitations are still pending.

 

  1. PNE beneficiaries are still having accommodation challenges due to recent urban development activities within the state and this has resulted into relocation by some of the beneficiaries.
  2. Delay in issuing end of term result by the school authorities, affect the individual reporting and assessment of the beneficiaries.
  3. There is an increasing number of underserved but deserving children who are currently not benefiting from the PNE.

 

Recommendation

  1. Provision of adequate resources to provide the necessary services required by the current.

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