Project No Excuses Quarterly Report July-September 2016
The overall goal of Project “No Excuses” is to mitigate the underlying factors that prevent outstanding public primary and secondary school children from having educational opportunities. The scholarship package covers:
- health care, which is provided via a reputable health insurance company;
- nutritional support in form of essential food items provided for the student and his/her family on a quarterly basis;
- clothing which includes two sets of school uniform and four sets of street clothing on an annual basis;
- educational resources in form of books and stationary items as required each term;
- and provision of funds to defray transport fare to and fro school
Socio-demographic Description of beneficiaries
10 beneficiaries were recruited in June 2015. With age ranging from 10-12years, six were females while four were males. They were all primary school pupils in primary five.
Quarter Three Progress Report
During the quarter under review, the Ovie Brume Foundation rounded up the preparatory class for the secondary school entrance exams at the foundation. The ten PNE beneficiaries were part of the preparatory class. This class prepared them adequately for the entrance examination. The exam has been taken and all the ten beneficiaries performed exceedingly well. They have all been offered admission into the secondary school of their choice. Currently the foundation has three new beneficiaries in primary 3, 4 and 5. Also, 7 additionally children have been identified to take off on the scheme from January 2017.
The PNE beneficiaries joined other beneficiaries and young people at the Ovie Brume Foundation youth centre for the 2016 summer camp which took place in August. The summer camp which lasted for three days featured literacy enhancement sessions, spelling be competition, entrepreneurial and livelihood training skills. Young people were coached on practical skills such as cake baking, bead making and other simple science practical sessions during the summer camp. The beneficiaries were part of the summer camp training.
Through the foundation’s existing relationship with the Lagos state Ministry of Education and the State Universal Basic Education board, we initiated a monitoring system whereby the beneficiary’s academic activities are monitored and necessary support is provided within the school system to ensure they maintain an excellent academic performance.
Conclusively, through the foundation’s vibrant youth centre, the beneficiaries are enrolled in at least one livelihood activity and also attend the after school extra-mural classes organized for both primary and secondary school pupils.Attachments: