We have 106 scholarship recipients and counting! Meet our newest scholarship recipients, all but three of whom will be beginning school for the first time this fall.
All of our scholarship recipients receive tuition, a school uniform, and school supplies, as well as counseling and mentorship. We also offer job training for older children who wish to learn a job skill. We currently have six children apprenticing as tailors. Below are our scholarship recipients from 2019.
"My name is Aisha. I am ten years old and in primary one. I thank Allah for making a way for me to be in school. I love to fetch water and swim in the stream. In the future I want to become a nurse. "
"My name is Umar. I am nine years old and in primary one. I am so happy to be in school. I love to take care of my younger brother Aliyu and to play with the sheep. In future I want to become a teacher. "
"I am Amina. I am a girl in primary one. I love to write and draw. In the future I want to write my own books so that little children will read them."
"My name is Yahaya. I love to farm with my father and take the cows to the bush for grazing. In the future I want to become like Auntie Yvette, go to a village and give biscuits and sweets to the children and teach them like Auntie Yvette."
"My name is Jibrin. I am ten years old and in primary one. I love to help my mom in the farm. When I grow up I would like to become a doctor and a good father, so that I can help my family the way my mom is helping us now."
"My name is Khadija. I am nine years old. I am in school now. I love to help my mother in the kitchen, most especially when she is cooking tuwo masara. In the future I want to become a teacher and own a school."
Our first batch of scholarship recipients in Nasarawa! They all had to start in primary one (first grade), but fortunately they had each other for support. Our Bright Minds team regularly observes lessons and checks in on their progress.