• NigerStar 7 has been supporting the St. John’s Educational Project by sponsoring 20 children for the last five years covering their school fees, uniform and books as well as after-school activities and healthcare.

    The St. John’s Nursery and Primary School is a Catholic School run by the Italian NGO AVSI.

    It is located in the extremely under developed village of Ikorodu, lacking basic amenities such as roads, electricity and drinkable water. AVSI has worked with this community for 20 years.

    The school fees of all 450 pupils at the school are sponsored through distance support.

  • Yearly Sponsorship and Mentoring of
    St. John’s Nursery and Primary School, Ikorodu

    Subsea in Nigeria and NigerStar7 supports the Proprietors of AVSI, a non-governmental and non-profit organization whose main objective has been to cater for indigent children to achieve the basic primary education in the rural community of Oreta in Ikorodu Local Government area, Lagos State, Nigeria.

    The 2006 National School Census (NSC) revealed a net enrolment ratio (NER) of 80.6% suggesting that a substantial proportion (19%) of primary school age population (6-11 years) are not enrolled in primary schools nationwide. This represents about 5 million Nigerian children aged 6-11 years old that do not have access to primary education.

    Over the years, the people of Oreta in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State have dealt with the non-availability of a sound Nursery and Primary School to cater for the basic education needs of the indigenes. The absence of this basic need drew the attention of AVSI, a nonprofit and non-governmental organization. AVSI’s objective is to contribute to human and social development in the lives of the children living in this vicinity through provision of basic education.

    Being a non- profit organization, AVSI has sought support from entities who have supported the goal of the Nigerian Government in achieving the ‘Education for all by the year 2020’.

    2010 – An initial approach was made by the Italian Sisters of St. Kizito’s Hospital (AVSI) to support the campaign for the enrolment of the school age children into the St. John’s Nursery and Primary school.

    2011 – A contribution was made that kick-started the gradual enrollment of school age children ranging from 6 – 14years. This campaign brought about the registration of nearly 100 pupils at the school.

    2012 – Sponsorship of the schools’ graduation ceremony of about 40 pupils ranging from Nursery to Primary. Also, different gift items which include school bags, educational material, toys etc were donated from volunteers in all the projects and departments.

    2013/2014 – Over $7,500 was spent at the 2013 Christmas party and 2014 end of year graduation for about 40 primary school students. Awards were given to the best 3 pupils from each arm of Nursery section as well as the best 3 pupils from Primary 1 to 6.

  • Results:
    • So far, a lot has been achieved in the school. Feedback from the proprietors show that raw untapped talents are being discovered each day as NigerStar7 continuously sponsors these children.
    • Increase in the enrolment of more pupils every academic year.
    • Improved coordination of school activities and skill acquisition.

    NigerStar7 Contribution since 2010

    • Donations: cumulated over 100 000USD Since 2010
    • Material Support: School bags, books, study materials, lunch boxes and food items.
    • 300 beneficiaries of support items
    • 25 Sponsored Children
    • Over 20 volunteers.