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

Thank you for your continued support of IBSF. Your money goes to great use- giving the students of the Light School a safe, stable environment in which to learn. 

During our recent visit to the school,we found that the children were happy and engaged in their work. As well, our students were preparing for the upcoming Sports Competition at the school.The Sports day is a great way for students to celebrate and let loose with their friends. The day traditionally consists of variety of events, games and competitions that everyone can enjoy.

Many games and activities are being planned for the day including; Volleyball, Sprint, 3-legged race, Relay races, Egg race, Sack Race, Water Ballon Toss, Making Bubbles, Tug of War, March past and many other fun games. The goal is to have our students participate in various sports and games with the cooperation of their teachers and parents. As a result, students will come to realize the value of cooperation and team spirit. 

Students & Schools from neighboring villages have also been invited with the hope of engaging them in friendly competitions. 

It is also an opportunity to have parents of the students visit the school and we get the opportunity to spend some time with their parents. In addition, it provides an opportunity for community engagement for us to further stress the importance of having children go to school to secure an education.

We plan to have this event towards the end of the school year but always stress the importance of proper preparation which is why they have embarked on early practise towards the event. We look forward to providing you with a report after the Sports day event occurs.

We thank you for your continued supoort which provides us with the resources to be able to expose our students to many activities and events to further broaden their minds and prepare them to compete in the world when they gradate.

All of us at IBSF want to express our gratitude to you for supporting us and the children we serve in the forgotten corners of Lagos.


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Thank You
You made it happen!!! ...A Bag for Every Child....  

It was all a dream, one we didn’t think was possible.  In our thoughts, we desired to have each student receive a brand new school bag with stationeries for the year 2020. We imagined that this would bring such joy and smiles to the faces of our students .

We took a leap of faith by expressing our desire to the general public & friends of the foundation and soliciting your donations towards making it a reality. The response was astounding. We received generous donations on a daily basis and donations poured in from near and far. 

And because of all the generous donations we received, our dream has become reality. We have been able to provide all 183 students at the Shinning Light School with a brand new bag filled with stationeries for the year 2020. This was provided to all our students during our Annual End of Year Event which took place on the 11th December, 2019.

All our kids received a backpack filled with stationeries, as well as snacks and refreshments. We had live music and sang Christmas Carols with the kids. There were lots of games, music and lots of food to go around. We also had lots of pictures taken showing our students with their new school bags as well with them having a great time at the party. 

Thank you so much to everyone for helping us achieve our goal. Attached are some of the pictures showing our kids with their new bags.. You sure have given all these kids something to be very happy about...  
Thank You All... We wish you all Happy Holidays and look forward to seeing you in the NewYear.
Showing the goodies inside the bag
Showing the goodies inside the bag
Students showing off new bags
Students showing off new bags
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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.

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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
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Ishahayi Beach School Foundation

Location: Ikoyi, Lagos - Nigeria
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