• “Having a successful medical doctor that I could relate to because of our similar backgrounds as a mentor gave me more motivation to pursue my ambition to become a medical doctor. This is especially important for me because I come from a family where I am the first to go to school”– Fatima Ali Adamu, 2014 Bridge Program Participant

  • “I have engaged in a series of writing competitions upon the advice and encouragement of my professional mentor. I went for World Aids Day Drama and I was part of a team that came in first. We were also the only Government School in the competition. I also participated in a Road Safety Program where I presented using the communication skills I learnt in the Bridge Program. I feel lucky to have been a part of the Bridge Program. I hope I can take advantage of the university program once I enter university” – Joseph Ugochukwu, 2014 Bridge Program Participant

  • “I am so happy and privileged to have benefitted from the Bridge Program. Not only have I learnt valuable skills and also been given the chance to speak on-on-one to an Aeronautical Engineer (given that it is so difficult to find anyone that studied Aeronautical Engineering). I also am excited that the Foundation is sponsoring my tuition fees and examination fees as otherwise I would have delayed my plans to go to university by two years” – Monday Stanley, 2014 Bridge Program Participant 

  • “I was able to interact with other students, share ideas and learn from the facilitators who were super fun. I really enjoyed speaking to my mentor. He was amazing. He explained what requirements I needed and what it takes to be a petrochemical engineer. He also regularly checks up on me which makes me very happy. I have gained so much from the experience that I would love to be able to give back in the future by being a mentor – Ani John Izuchukwu, 2014 Bridge Program Participant

  • “A speakers’ body language matters the most in a speech delivery – I did not know that before the communication session in the Bridge. I am not more confident in the way I speak in public because I know how to utilize my body language and tone to communicate better. I also learnt that leadership is not always about taking the mantle; it can also involve supporting leaders around you when they are struggling. For instance, since the workshop, I take responsibility of my class representative’s duties when she doesn’t” – Samson Okaludo, 2014 Bridge Program Participant

  • “I applied the communication skills I learnt when I got the chance to meet the President of Nigeria” – Franklin Iwuamadi, 2014 Bridge Program Participant

  •  “Speaking to passionate students was the most interesting part of the Open Day. I was surprised at how much my mentee knew about his area of interest being mechanical engineering at his young age. He had really cultivated this interest over time. I would love to continue mentoring my mentee in particular – he truly inspires me” – Abdulsalam Abba, a Career Mentor

  • “I got to see the interest in the students and cultivate that. That was eye-opening” – Rufai Liman, a Career Mentor

  • “Meeting other professionals and impacting and exchanging various ideas with the students was very interesting” – Maryam Baba Mohammed, a Career Mentor

  • “Educating the Pupils on the real situation they should expect on their choice of career was the most effective part of the Open Day” – Charles Nsa, a Career Mentor

  • “The one-on-one interaction with the students was the most effective part of the Open Day” – Muhammad Dantata, a Career Mentor

  • “Educating the Pupils on what they should expect on their choice of career was the highly exciting for me” Lynda Dunkwu, a Career Mentor

  • “Meeting the parents and sharing my experiences as an Architect with my two mentees was very rewarding” – Ahmed Bawa Bwari, a Career Mentor

  • “I did not think my child could perform so wonderfully. Watching her present at the Inter-School Competition Day was an eye-opening experience as to her capabilities outside of her studies” – A Parent

  • “It is wonderful for a parent to know that her child’s education is fully funded for. It is truly emotional” – Mrs. Iyoha

  • “It is so nice to know that others out there care for your children and support them where you are not able to. The foundation is doing a great service to us parents” – Mr. Igodifo

     

“Having a successful medical doctor that I could relate to because of our similar backgrounds as a mentor gave me more motivation to pursue my ambition to become a medical doctor. This is especially important for me because I come from a family where I am the first to go to school”– Fatima Ali Adamu, 2014 Bridge Program Participant

“I have engaged in a series of writing competitions upon the advice and encouragement of my professional mentor. I went for World Aids Day Drama and I was part of a team that came in first. We were also the only Government School in the competition. I also participated in a Road Safety Program where I presented using the communication skills I learnt in the Bridge Program. I feel lucky to have been a part of the Bridge Program. I hope I can take advantage of the university program once I enter university” – Joseph Ugochukwu, 2014 Bridge Program Participant

“I am so happy and privileged to have benefitted from the Bridge Program. Not only have I learnt valuable skills and also been given the chance to speak on-on-one to an Aeronautical Engineer (given that it is so difficult to find anyone that studied Aeronautical Engineering). I also am excited that the Foundation is sponsoring my tuition fees and examination fees as otherwise I would have delayed my plans to go to university by two years” – Monday Stanley, 2014 Bridge Program Participant

“I was able to interact with other students, share ideas and learn from the facilitators who were super fun. I really enjoyed speaking to my mentor. He was amazing. He explained what requirements I needed and what it takes to be a petrochemical engineer. He also regularly checks up on me which makes me very happy. I have gained so much from the experience that I would love to be able to give back in the future by being a mentor – Ani John Izuchukwu, 2014 Bridge Program Participant

“A speakers’ body language matters the most in a speech delivery – I did not know that before the communication session in the Bridge. I am not more confident in the way I speak in public because I know how to utilize my body language and tone to communicate better. I also learnt that leadership is not always about taking the mantle; it can also involve supporting leaders around you when they are struggling. For instance, since the workshop, I take responsibility of my class representative’s duties when she doesn’t” – Samson Okaludo, 2014 Bridge Program Participant

“I applied the communication skills I learnt when I got the chance to meet the President of Nigeria” – Franklin Iwuamadi, 2014 Bridge Program Participant

“Speaking to passionate students was the most interesting part of the Open Day. I was surprised at how much my mentee knew about his area of interest being mechanical engineering at his young age. He had really cultivated this interest over time. I would love to continue mentoring my mentee in particular – he truly inspires me” – Abdulsalam Abba, a Career Mentor

“I got to see the interest in the students and cultivate that. That was eye-opening” – Rufai Liman, a Career Mentor

 

“Meeting other professionals and impacting and exchanging various ideas with the students was very interesting” – Maryam Baba Mohammed, a Career Mentor


“Educating the Pupils on the real situation they should expect on their choice of career was the most effective part of the Open Day” – Charles Nsa, a Career Mentor


“The one-on-one interaction with the students was the most effective part of the Open Day” – Muhammad Dantata, a Career Mentor


“Educating the Pupils on what they should expect on their choice of career was the highly exciting for me” – Lynda Dunkwu, a Career Mentor


“Meeting the parents and sharing my experiences as an Architect with my two mentees was very rewarding” – Ahmed Bawa Bwari, a Career Mentor


“I did not think my child could perform so wonderfully. Watching her present at the Inter-School Competition Day was an eye-opening experience as to her capabilities outside of her studies” – A Parent


“It is wonderful for a parent to know that her child’s education is fully funded for. It is truly emotional” – Mrs. Iyoha


“It is so nice to know that others out there care for your children and support them where you are not able to. The foundation is doing a great service to us parents” – Mr. Igodifo