There are thousands of Favours around us - in our neighbourhoods, in the slums and on the streets! Imagine what their future will be like without our intervention, no matter how small.
With your support, we have set up three (3) tuition-free schools in Ikota (Lagos), Ijaiye-Ojokoro (Lagos) and Matogun (Ogun). This project has impacted over 5,000 disadvantaged children of which 18 of them are university graduates today. The presence of Bethesda Schools in poor communities has brought us face to face with the realities of life in urban slums. A significant percentage of caregivers living in these slums cannot afford to provide basic necessities for their children due to their socioeconomic status. On the other hand, because our schools only run up to junior secondary school (JSS 3), a lot of our beneficiaries cannot continue to senior secondary school due to the relatively high cost of tuition even in low-fee paying private secondary schools.
In this regard, we have decided to set up our own senior secondary school in Ikota this September. We currently have over 100 Children on our Wait List for sponsorship into Senior Secondary School. If nothing is done, these children stand the risk of dropping out of school again! We believe that Universal Basic Education should involve entering school at an appropriate age, progressing through the system and completing a full cycle!