The 8th cohort of the Modular Executive MBA programme of Lagos Business School (LBS), also known as MEMBA 8, recently made a donation to fund the education of 10 pupils at Bridge International Academies in Alagbado, Lagos State for a period of two years.
The gesture represents MEMBA 8’s social investment project – a part of their MBA programme at the prestigious LBS. Damilola Hassan, the Class President and Managing Director of Meristem Trustees Limited said “We believe that investing in education is one of the most important things we can do to create a positive impact in our society and as a team, we have decided to commit to this.”
“Our sponsorship will go a long way in bringing cheers to both the pupils and the parents. The scholarship covers tuition, school uniforms, notebooks, textbooks and any special education support required by 10 children for a two-year period, enabling these beneficiaries to enrol and/or remain in school. This is to support them and their parents or guardians as they pursue their academic goals, assisting them to realise their potential”.
“We are happy about this gesture of sponsoring pupils in our schools which aligns with our goal of ensuring that every child has access to quality education regardless of their social or economic background,” Foyinsola Akinjayeju, MD of Bridge Nigeria said.
“MEMBA 8’s sponsorship will make a huge difference in the lives of these children and their families. Quality education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty, and this support will give these children the opportunity to achieve their dreams and make a positive impact on their communities,” she said.
Bridge Nigeria opened its first school in 2015 with a mission to provide millions of children with quality education. Bridge community schools across Lagos and Osun States deliver academic excellence by accelerating learning, building leadership skills and providing a caring environment that supports growth.
For four consecutive years, Bridge pupils have performed exceptionally well during the National Common Entrance Examination which has given them access to scholarships in leading Secondary Schools in Nigeria.
She added, “Bridge believes that a child’s potential should not be limited by their family income, which is why we work with partners to support pupils from struggling families trying to fulfil their academic dreams for their children”
As the International Day of Education draws near and with 2023’s theme being ‘to invest in people, prioritize education’; it is important to draw attention to our collective duty of investing in the lives of children who are the future of any nation,” Foyinsola added.
In the words of the unforgettable Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
About Bridge International Academies.
Bridge International Academies is a network of community schools providing access to quality, affordable education to underserved communities in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and India.
Bridge Nigeria opened its first school in 2015 and has since then delivered life-changing education to pupils in underserved communities through 46 schools presently operating in Lagos and Osun States. Bridge leverages technology to deliver quality education; efficient monitoring and evaluation programs for teachers and efficient monitoring and evaluation of pupil performance.
Bridge Nigeria knows when teachers are in classrooms and when lessons are delivering results. For four consecutive years, Bridge pupils have consistently achieved strong academic performance in the national common entrance exams, placing them among the top performers in the country and giving scholarship opportunities to aspirational schools.
Bridge schools are available to everyone who desires to give their children the chance to a life-changing education and learning irrespective of their socio-economic class or affiliations at affordable fees.