Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism

by The GEANCO Foundation
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Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism
Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism
Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism
Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism
Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism
Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism
Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism
Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism
Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism
Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism
Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism
Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism
Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism
Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism
Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism
Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism
Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism
Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism
Scholarships for young female victims of terrorism

Our scholarship recipients continue to do well as the Spring Term contiues.  The tablets and Worldreader e-reader program we established for them continues to enhance their in-school and at-home learning and reading comprehension.

Our girls attend Brightland Academy in southeast Nigeria, Foundations Academy in northern Nigeria, Anglican Girls Grammer School and Lightway Academy in the capital of Abuja, and Fruitful Vines in southwest Nigeria.

The girls at Brightlandcontinue to enjoy the beautiful new Billy Ray & Stacey Sherman Meeting Hall we built for them last winter.  Along with the meeting area, the new Hall includes bright, modern, much-needed Administration offices.

Thank you so much for your continued support!!

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Our scholarship recipients are doing well as they wrap up classes before the December holiday break.  We are so pleased that the girls will be using the tablets we donated to them last year to keep reading and studying during the break.

The girls attend Brightland Academy in southeast Nigeria, Foundations Academy in northern Nigeria, Anglican Girls Grammer School in the capital of Abuja and Fruitful Vines in southwest Nigeria.  In May, we were excited to welcome a new partner school to our program - Lightway Academy in Abuja.

GEANCO CEO Afam Onyema visited Brightland Academy in late November, where he officially opened their new Meeting Hall and meet with the 15 scholarship girls who attend the school.  It was an energizing and inspiring experience for both Afam and the girls.  

Thank you so much for your continued support!!

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Bilkisu at work
Bilkisu at work

Our 35 scholarship recipients are successfully wrapping up their 2020 - 2021 school year.  The girls attend Brightland Academy in southeast Nigeria, Foundations Academy in northern Nigeria, Anglican Girls Grammer School in the capital of Abuja and Fruitful Vines in southwest Nigeria.  In May, we were excited to welcome a new partner school to our program - Lightway Academy in Abuja.

When the pandemic hit Nigeria last year, we donated tablets loaded with e-books and educational software to help our scholarship recipients and their classmates continue learning.  Since that time, the tablets have been integrated into the academic programs at our partner schools.  Students continue to read and learn at a higher level than before the pandemic.  We donated 220 tablets in 2020, and earlier this year, we donated another 110 tablets to worthy students at our partner schools.

BILKISU'S STORY

We met Bilkisu six years ago, after she was forced from her home by Boko Haram terrrorists and spent years shuttling perilously between displacement camps and temporary shelters.

Though she had endured the darkest of times, we immediately recognized Bilkisu's fierce resilience & innate brilliance. We were honored to have her join our first class of our David Oyelowo Leadership Scholars.

Bilkisu excelled at school, serving as a student leader and even winning a national writing contest. When she graduated last year, Bilkisu enrolled in online university classes and accepted a position as an assistant teacher at a refuge camp in Abuja.

"Every day, I get to give hope to girls in the same position I was once in," said Bilkisu. "What an inspiring way to show my gratitude for all I have received from my GEANCO family."

Bilkisu empowers the next generation, in quiet celebration over the terrorists who once sought to destroy her. For that, we rejoice, and we give thanks to you!

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We currently have 34 scholarship recipients at 4 schools - Brightland Academy in southeast Nigeria, Foundations Academy in northern Nigeria, Anglican Girls Grammer School in the capital of Abuja, and Fruitful Vines in southwest Nigeria. The girls are all back in school learning in person after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. They are doing well and enjoying being back with their classmates and teachers.

When the pandemic hit Nigeria last year, we donated tablets loaded with e-books and educational software to help our scholarship recipients and their classmates continue learning.  Since that time, the tablets have been integrated into the academic programs at our partner schools.  Students continue to read and learn at a higher level than before the pandemic.  We donated 220 tablets in 2020, and this past March, we donated another 110 tablets to worthy students at our partner schools.

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Schools in Nigeria closed last April through August as the COVID-19 pandemic spread and raged.  Our scholarship recipients quarantined in their villages throughout the country.  

The girls had no access to smartphones, computers, school lessons, or reading materials. They didn't even have paper books to read.  We therefore donated tablets to our scholars and hundreds of other students to help them continue reading and learning during the quarantine.  We partnered with Worldreader to preload those tablets with hundreds of West African books.  We are donated tablets and Worldreader apps to our partner schools in Ibadan, Enugu, Abuja and Jos.

When schools opened again last August, the tablets and reading material were integrated into the academic programs at our partner schools.  The students continue to read and learn at a higher level than before the pandemic.  We donated 220 tablets in 2020 and will provide another 110 tablets to worthy students in the first quarter of 2021.

We currently have 34 scholarship recipients at 4 schools - Brightland Academy in southeast Nigeria, Foundations Academy in northern Nigeria, Anglican Girls Grammer School in the capital of Abuja, and Fruitful Vines in southwest Nigeria. 

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Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
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Afam Onyema
Los Angeles, CA United States
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