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2018 Annual Silent Auction

by Ishahayi Beach School Foundation
2018 Annual Silent Auction
2018 Annual Silent Auction
2018 Annual Silent Auction
2018 Annual Silent Auction
2018 Annual Silent Auction
2018 Annual Silent Auction
2018 Annual Silent Auction
2018 Annual Silent Auction
New Staff Residence Building
New Staff Residence Building


We welcomed our kids back to school after a long summer holiday. As always, our first day was spent doing some fun ice-breaking activities to put everyone at ease. Students took turns in telling the whole class about their holiday and the favourite activities they did during the break. The students were all delighted to be back to school and to be reunited with their friends.


During the summer break, IBSF was hard at work preparing towards the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. A new staff quarters was required to create more space for our teachers and staff that reside on school grounds. We embarked on the project to build an additional staff residential building and were able to complete it during the summer holidays.

 

Every year we select a special project to focus on, last year before we went on holiday, we started a Book-Club to help encourage our kids to read more. We are happy to say that all the students have advised they read the books that were given to them and we look forward to having engaging conversations with them about the selected books.

 

The IBSF is aware of the significant impact that STEM can have in the lives of children. This year we have created the STEM Impact Project and will be making it an integral part of our curriculum. In recent times, STEM has become popular all over the world and implementing it in the Shinning Light school will expose our students to the power of innovation and technology.

 

We believe STEM will foster creativity and help generate innovations. As well, students will have the opportunity to experiment and take risks when practising with the new technology. In addition, the practical learning will foster team work as students work together to find solutions to problems. Our hope is that our students will be empowered and prepared to embrace new technology when they come across it instead of being afraid. This experience will also help the Shinning Light School students remain competitive with other students in the country and across the globe.

 

We have purchased materials to kick start STEM with the kids from an early age to our older kids in high school. Students will receive modern classroom supplies/materials, including interactive learning tools, technology resource training, and the curriculum needed for critical thinking. The IBSF is confident the teachers and students of The Light School will gain renewed energy in the classroom thanks to this ambitious project!

 

We hope you had a wonderful summer as well and we are sending a huge THANK YOU from Nigeria! All your support and encouragement makes these projects possible and we couldn't do this without you.

End of Year Parties are always a sweet celebratory send-off to the summer and gives kids an opportunity to have a great party and make more wonderful memories with their friends.

The kids always look forward to the end of year party and this party wasn’t any different.

There were lots of volunteers who attended the end of year party including professional musicians & photographers in attendance. Children got the chance to practise with the musical instruments and some also showed off their musical talents. The students were able to sing and dance. In addition, students played a lot of games including egg race, football, 100M races and much more.

The students got to spend significant time outside playing as well lots of refreshments were provided to all the students and teachers.

In addition, a book club was launched with the students to encourage the students to read more. The goal is to expand the reading material beyond the required classroom material. Students will be exposed to life outside the classroom, life outside Nigeria and life outside their immediate surrounding. Books were given to the students in junior high school will the goal of expanding the book club to the whole by the end of 2019/2020  school year.

Books have always been regraded as a way to improve children’s vocabulary and to develop imagination and empathy. We strongly believe that with the bookclub, students will create lifetime connections for these kids and as well stimulate them intellectually.

We wish all our students a wonderful summer and look forward to welcoming them in September 2019.

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Nestle Nigeria PLC
Nestle Nigeria PLC

The Ishahayi Beach school successfully embarked on its inaugural school excursion recently with a trip to Nestle Nigeria Limited in Agbara Industrial Estate in Ogun State. Historically, excursions are recognised as a way to enhance the knowledge of students beyond the four walls of the classroom; indeed, our trip to Nestle achieved this objective and much more.

The trip was made using a combination of sea and land transport as they travelled by boat from the island where the school is located to the shore and then travelled the rest of the way to the Nestle factory by road. In total, there were 20 students and 2 teachers that went on the trip.

During the visit, they were given a guided tour of the factory, exposed to enlightening presentations by Nestle staff and given the opportunity to participate in a few hands-on learning activities. Additionally, the students were treated to a delicious breakfast & lunch on-site and each given a complimentary tin of Milo. The students got the chance to take lovely pictures to capture the memorable day trip.

The trip achieved the intended purpose of reinforcing classroom learning, promoting team bonding and providing the opportunity for the team to explore new environments together.

Memories of educational trips like these are among the most prominent of the formative years, largely because they are a welcome break in the daily routine for both the students and the teachers.

 

Our students returned from the excursion changed, and excited about what the future holds for them. They got to explore the world outside their local environment and visited a prominent company in Nigeria.
We hope that this will mark the beginning of many more educational trips for our students with the goal of broadening their minds and are looking forward to partnering with prospective sponsors in the near future.

 

The students and teachers & all of us at the Ishahayi Beach School will like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Nestle Foods for their support. We are thankful to Nestle for giving our students a wonderful experience which we believe will have a lasting positive effect in their lives.
Lecture at Nestle Nigeria
Lecture at Nestle Nigeria
Silent Auction Hosts
Silent Auction Hosts

We are thrilled to announce one of our most successful Silent Auctions to date! We raised over $43,000!!!  While we had a lot of fun with the event, it was more important to us to share what we do with a large number of people new in our community.  We thank our community of donors (aka attendees) for their generosity! The event would not as been successful without the hard work of two “Friends of the Board” who I will refer to both as Mrs. M (you know who you are!).  The IBSF board works hard all year long to identify the needs of the students of our beach school and another local school proximate to us and provide for those needs.  Raising these funds annually ensures not only that they can secure funding for another year for teacher salaries, food program, generator for electricity, misc construction maintenance projects, textbooks, and supplies.  We also pay for scholarships for top students in a boarding school program and technical school.  We also provide a boat and maintenance that the school can use as a “school bus” to pick up students from neighboring villages on the waterway, to provide further educational outreach to those who it would not be available to otherwise.  And much more...

Directly after the auction, we were able to start putting those funds to good use.  In December 2018, we were able to make repairs to the dilapidated teachers quarters, buy school supplies as Christmas gifts for each student, to buy new textbooks for students in every secondary classroom and purchase then deliver a new generator to the school.  This is in addition to our normal monthly support earmarked for teacher salaries, food, and generator fuel.  Raising the funds that we were able to generate, also allows us to ensure the school will have an endowment for many years to come…

“Many Thanks” to our donors and Friends of the Board who make all of this possible!  The students and staff at our schools are your biggest fans!

Delivering New Generator
Delivering New Generator
Purchasing Calculators for every secondary student
Purchasing Calculators for every secondary student
Crayons (& more) for our primary students
Crayons (& more) for our primary students
Presenting scholarships to mothers of tech school
Presenting scholarships to mothers of tech school
 

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Ishahayi Beach School Foundation

Location: Ikoyi, Lagos - Nigeria
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Project Leader:
Nicole Galinsky
Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria

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