Happy October! School is underway and students are well into their first semester of the 23-24 school year. Students are finishing exams this week and a midterm break is coming soon and the students have earned a break!
The board is busy planning a fundraiser that will be a great event! We are setting some goals and really enthusiastic about our new idea. Details are coming soon!
The IBSF board would like to thank you again for all of your donations to help our foundation continue to help educate those in need.
"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those that prepare for it today." - Malcom X
Greetings from the Shining Light School in Ishahayi!
The Shining Light School follows the Nigerian School Calendar and that means the students completed their second school term on April 6th.This was just before Easter weekend and now the students are currenlty having a term-break. In Nigeria, the government recognizes both Christian and Muslim holidays and Eid-al-Ftar is coming up this weekend. After this holiday, the students will resume to start the third term of the 2022-2023 school year.
In the past weeks an Ecowatt solar engineer completed a service check for the school solar panels. Back in January the batteries of the solar panels were replaced, but every few months they need to be serviced. Also, the paint that was donated to the school was used to paint the builidng that houses teachers and boarding students.
We are excited to welcome the students back and for the daily school routine to begin! We wish you all blessings and joy and once again, thank you for the contributions that help the Shining Light School. We are grateful for all the support.
This December Santa came early to the Shining Light School and that put so many smiles on the children's faces. We were able to deliver 180 backpacks to the students (one backpack for each student) and the backpacks were filled with goodies. Inside, each backpack had a lunchbox, notepad, a bar of soap, buscuits and lollipops. The happiness this gift brought the children was immense, and felt by all that were there.
We were also able to give one bag of rice, a 1L bottle of oil, and a package of Knorr to each of the 14 teachers. This also brought smiles and happiness to the staff. The Christmas spirit was strongly felt at the Shining Light School and we are so thankful for all of those that donated throughout the year to our cause. Your donations and support really do help to brighten the life of a child!
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