Out-of-School Children Scholarship

Support Children’s Right and Access to Quality Education

About Out-of-School Scholarship Program

The scholarship program aims at providing essential educational support and resources to address the needs of children and young people who have been let down by the formal education system due to economic, political, civil, and social conflicts. The program runs every year to provide inclusive and lifelong learning opportunities to every out-of-school child. In partnership with donor organizations, civil society organizations, and the government, the program is created to educate and empower the underprivileged and to add value to their dreams. 


Who is this program for?

The Grassroots Education and Empowerment Program is purposely designed to help those who are currently not in school due to socio-political and civil crises in conflict-affected zones. This program cuts across three different levels of education, as seen on the right side of the page. 

People can also become grass-roots volunteers who will help out-of-school children in their communities enroll in this program as part of their social corporate responsibility. 

Basic Education Level

Out-of-School Children from Nursery One (1) until the end of the Basic Education Level are eligible to apply for this program. Parents and volunteers are encouraged to help these children enroll at any nursery or primary school around their residency.

Secondary Education Level

Out-of-School Children from Form One (1) until the end of Secondary Education Level (High School Diploma) are eligible to apply for this program. Students, parents, and volunteers are encouraged to help these young leaders enroll at any secondary school around their residency.

Higher Education Level

Out-of-School Children from Level One (1) to Level Three (3) (First Degree Level) are eligible to apply for this program. Students, parents, and volunteers are encouraged to help these young leaders enroll at Wisdom International University or any university around their residency.

Program Timeline

This is the period between when applications are open and when the beneficiaries will start schooling. 

Application Timeline

January and February are for applications for all levels, from first-grade (first school) holders to ordinary-level holders and high school diploma holders.

Reading and Selection Timeline

March and April are for the reading of applications for all three levels and the selection of applicants for interviews.

Interview Timeline

May is the interview for high school diploma holders selected candidates, and June is for first-grade (first school) and ordinary-level selected candidates.

Award Timeline

July is reserved for awarding successful first-grade (first school) and ordinary-level candidates after the interview.

Start of Academic Program

September will be the start of the academic program for first-grade (first school) awardees, and October will be the start of the academic program for high school diploma awardees.

Quality education is the key to unlocking great destinies and changing communities.

Every Child Must have Access to Quality Education

Every child has a dream and their dreams are valid. Supporting their education is the only way to open them up to more brilliant opportunities that they may never have if they stay out-of-school. Below are 6 major factors responsible for high school dropouts amongst others. 

Teenage Pregnancy

Teenage pregnancy hinders girls’ education and affects society. Teenage mothers struggle to balance school and childcare, and often drop out. Stigmatization and discrimination also compound their difficulties. We must raise awareness and provide young girls with knowledge and resources to prevent unwanted pregnancies.


Conflict harms education and society by damaging infrastructure and displacing teachers and students, obstructing learning and progress. Investing in education provides stability, peace, and fundamental rights, and cultivates a peaceful future by addressing the root causes of conflict. Thus, recognizing education’s role in rebuilding societies and creating peace is crucial.

Poor Academic Performance

Poor academic performance hinders progress, damages reputation, and lowers self-esteem. It can also limit career prospects and leave students unprepared for higher education and the workforce. Social and economic factors can contribute.


Poverty limits access to resources, nutrition, and support, hindering education. This causes poor performance, absenteeism, and dropouts. Poverty impairs development, limiting future opportunities. To tackle this, we must reduce inequality, improve access, and support families. This promotes a just society and better educational outcomes.

Early Marriages and Parenthood

Early marriage and parenthood can harm education and limit a young parent’s potential. Many drop out of school, causing less time for academics, worse performance, fewer career options, and financial insecurity. These can lead to isolation and lost opportunities. Addressing these challenges is vital for equal education opportunities.

Health Condition of Children

Children’s academic success depends on good health. Health issues like asthma, allergies, diabetes, depression, sickel cell, anxiety, and ADHD can harm their learning, concentration, and attendance at school. All children must have proper medical care and resources for their well-being and success in school.

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