The eighth cohort of the Lagos Business School (LBS) Modular Executive MBA program, also known as MEMBA 8, will fund the education of 10 students at Bridge International Academies in Alagbado, Lagos State for two years.
The gesture represents MEMBA 8’s social investment project – part of their MBA program at the renowned LBS.
Class President and Chief Executive of Meristem Trustees Limited, Damilola Hassan, said: “We believe investing in education is one of the most important things we can do to make a positive impact on our society and as a team we have chosen to do so commit to it.”
“Our sponsorship will go a long way towards bringing joy to both students and parents. The grant covers tuition, school uniforms, exercise books, textbooks and any special educational support needed by 10 children for a two-year period to enable these beneficiaries to enroll and/or remain in school.
“This is to support them and their parents or guardians in pursuing their academic goals and help them fulfill their potential,” she added.
Bridge Nigeria chief executive Foyinsola Akinjayeju said the gesture “aligns with our goal of ensuring that every child, regardless of social or economic background, has access to quality education.”
“Memba 8 sponsorship will make a huge difference in the lives of these children and their families. Quality education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and this support will give these children the opportunity to pursue their dreams and make a positive impact on their communities,” she said.
Bridge Nigeria opened its first school in 2015 to provide quality education to millions of children.
Added Foyinsola, “Bridge believes that a child’s potential should not be limited by their family’s income, which is why we work with partners to support students from struggling families who are trying to fulfill their academic dreams for their children. “