“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." – B.B. King
Gonzaga Jesuit Academy
We believe education is a human right, a powerful driver of development, and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability.
At the heart of our education program is ensuring that poor indigenes of Okija have access to quality basic education. The ObiJackson Foundation achieves this by sponsoring 40 children annually into the Academy.
Developing countries have made tremendous progress in getting children into the classroom and more children worldwide are now in school. But learning is not guaranteed, as the 2018 World Development Report (WDR) stressed.
Of the 61 million primary school-age children currently out of school around the world, 8.7 million are from Nigeria. Reasons, why children go uneducated, are diverse and include their parents’ inability to afford school fees, long distance to school, inadequate infrastructure and materials to support learners’ needs, a lack of qualified teachers etc.
We understand the role education has to play in liberating the minds of individuals and society at large. Our multi-faceted programmes aim to make quality education accessible to the financially challenged.
These annual scholarships are purely merit-based through a series of rigorous examinations and screening exercises. We do not only give scholarships to the indigent; we also motivate, mentor and guide them towards making informed decisions about their studies and future career.
Over 200 Scholarships awarded to date, with a goal of over 500 by 2025