By Chinelo Obogo
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.
The Class President and Managing Director of Meristem Trustees Limited, Damilola Hassan, 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 enroll 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.”
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.
While speaking, the Managing Director of Bridge Nigeria, Foyinsola Akinjayeju, 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.
“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. In the words of the unforgettable Nelson Mandela, Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”