Education in Nigeria is predominantly overseen by the Ministry of Education. The System, which is divided into four subgroups (Kindergarten, Primary School, Secondary School and the Tertiary Institution) has had challenges over the years whereby education policies have not been successfully implemented. This in return, has led to a decline in the sector, where the less privileged are unable to attain the most basic level of education. According to the Journal of Power, Politics and Governance, which highlights the quality of Basic Education in Nigeria, Nigeria currently possesses the largest population of out-of-school learning youth in Nigeria.
H.O.P.E which stands for Helping Orphans and the Poor with Education, is a non-profit arm of the Inspiration Life Community Church (ILCC). Pastor Wale Afelumo, who is the lead pastor and founder of ILCC, has a passion for Education in Nigeria. In a bid to give back to the community and help the less-privileged, He came up with the H.O.P.E Initiative which as the name implies, is focused on helping the orphans and the poor through education. The goal of this project is to be able to provide education opportunities to those who cannot afford it from primary to the tertiary level.
What H.O.P.E Represents
The vision of the H.O.P.E project is to make an impact in the lives of the less-privileged in Nigeria and beyond through providing adequate opportunities to attaining good education, thereby bringing the church into the world.
The mission of H.O.P.E is to provide the underprivileged with an unequalled opportunity of attaining quality education from the primary school, all through to the tertiary level by providing various forms of support to the children, families and the institutions within the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria as a whole and beyond.
At H.O.P.E, the goal is to provide support in the best possible way. We offer this support in different ways which include:
- Adopting a child and seeing them through school. These children will be picked from orphanages and public schools where the child’s parent is unable to foot the bills of tuition, books and school uniforms.
- Donating books and writing materials to public schools
- Helping with infrastructural projects in schools.
- Empowering teachers through trainings.
- Conducting extracurricular classes for children.
The most important part of what we do is being able to identify these people and their needs. Our beneficiaries are children in orphanages and public schools within the community. There are criteria used in selecting beneficiaries especially the children. This include but not restricted to:
- A child who is already enrolled in school (this is because prior results will help determine the child’s interest in school).
- A child from a family who absolutely is unable to cater for his/her education
- At the moment, children/families within Abuja
- An orphan
- Children within primary and secondary school level.
Background checks are conducted on the beneficiaries in order to evaluate and understand their needs.
The H.O.P.E team also monitors the progress of the beneficiary in school.
- The first H.O.P.E Project was carried out in 2017, where the books were donated to an LEA primary school in Jahi.
- Adopt A Child Project. This aim of this project is to support orphans or the poor who show a great aptitude for learning. This support covers paying for their tuition fees, monitoring their academic progress as well as mentoring them in the best possible way. The first phase of the project has already commenced.
About the Project
Adopt a Child
This includes donating periodically (either monthly or yearly) to support a child. This plan starts from a donation of:
Adopt a Child
This includes taking on tuition costs of a child or more as well as being available to monitor his/her academic progress.
Adopt a Child
Here interested members will be committed to monitoring a beneficiary or more through visitations as well as checking the academic progress of the child.
BE A PART OF H.O.P.E
A form is available for each plan. Please click the button below.
Also, if you want to make a one-time donation of any amount to support this project, you will find the account details stated below or you could click on the “Donate Now” icon to make your donations online.
Account Name: Inspiration Life Comm. Church – H.O.P.E
Account Number: 1016504869
Bank: Zenith Bank
Adopt A Child
Yusuf DanielClass: Primary 5
Date of Birthday: 25th June
Future Ambition: Engineer
Purpose: “wants to construct and repair lights, help people especially the less privileged”
Lazarus IbrahimClass: Primary 1
Date of Birth: 25th December
Future Ambition: Professional Soccer player
Purpose: “Wants to help Nigeria win plenty trophies”
Obadiah EmmanuelClass: Primary 5
Date of Birth: 10th July
Future Ambition: Footballer and an Entrepreneur
Purpose: “Wants to be rich to help people”
Precious DanladiClass: Jss 1
Date of Birth: 1st July
Future Ambition: Nurse
Purpose: “wants to help and care for sick people and preach the word of God”
Anita BenjaminClass: Primary 4
Date of Birth: 8th October
Future Ambition: Nurse
Purpose: “loves the duties of a nurse, would like to treat the sick and care for them”
Paul EmmanuelClass: Primary 1
Date of Birth: 7th April
Future Ambition: Pilot
Purpose: “to take people from one place to another and get to see the world”
Joseph IbrahimClass: Primary 4
Date of Birth: 8th August
Future Ambition: Medical Doctor
Purpose: “loves to help people. Also loves to rear chicken (reared 7 so far)
Obed JoshuaClass: Jss 3 going to SS1
Date of Birth: 27th December
Future Ambition: Computer Scientist/Footballer
Purpose: “loves and wants to work with computers and software”
Jochabed IshayaClass: Primary 5
Date of Birth: 25th May
Future Ambition: Nurse/Fashion Designer
Purpose: “wants to care for people and make outfits for people”
Hope BenjaminClass: Primary 5
Date of Birth: 23rd April
Future Ambition: Doctor/Prophetess
Purpose: “wants to help the sick, and prophesy the word of God to people”