Search out at-risk kids
Help them go to school
Provide mentorship to them
2012 - Doors opened to applications
2013- 501c3 non-profit status
2015 - Missions to Haiti to reach at risk kids
2016 - First missions to Ikorodu
Permanent site for school purchased
2017 - Have reached over 100 kids
Six classrooms built
Bathroom project done
Water project done
2018 - Reach 500 kids
Computer literacy campaign
Vocational education campaign
Mission trip 2019/2020 planning
Create endowment fund for kids to study abroad
Medium Term Goals
2020 - Establish 5 schools
- Educate 1000 kids
BY THE NUMBERS
Number of out of school kids in Nigeria
Kids we have sponsored so far
Amount spent so far on child education
Dr. Emmanuel - Founder and President
Emmanuel or "Emma" as he is fondly called by his family is a resident physician in Kentucky. He has been an avid advocate for child education in West Africa the last six years. Immediately he found out he was accepted to medical school, he deferred his admission so he could work as a chemist for a few years to raise enough money to start educating disenfranchised kids in Nigeria. He continued to manage the school as a first year medical student but then eventually established Child Scholars, the 501c-3 non profit to help sustain the project after he was egged on by friends and family who wanted to support him.
Kaylee - Director of Operations
Kaylee is a passionate and seasoned educator with over 6 years of teaching experience at the high school and middle school level. She obtained her Bachelors in Biology and Master of Arts in Teaching from Lee University and has been very involved in helping structure our Child Scholars curriculum. She received the Gary L. Riggins Writing Award in 2013 for her thesis paper.
Dr. Eddie and Renee - Director -Child Scholars Academy
Dr. Edward Brown (Professor of Chemistry) earned a Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee in Organic Chemistry. He teaches General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and the associated labs. He hopes to work towards helping Child Scholars establish an e-learning academy to reach many more kids in the very near future.
In the summers, Dr. Brown accompanies students to Rio Viejo, Honduras where students, professors, and alumni work together to provide needed medical, pharmaceutical, optical and dental services. Throughout the year, Dr. Brown enjoys playing tennis with students. He and his wife Renee have been so supportive of our efforts and we are honored to have them on our board.
Dr. Gary - Director of Grants
For the last four decades, Dr. Gary L. Riggins has been a professional educator. He has lived and taught in three states (Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida) and in two other countries (Sierra Leone and South Africa). His research interests include teacher traits and characteristics and environmental settings for teaching and learning. He has presented his research at both national and international conferences and universities.
Sara - Director - Kenya project
Sara is a medical student and a southern California native. She received her undergraduate degrees in biology and dance. Sara has always had a passion for global health and service. She was fortunate to obtain a month-long internship in Nakuru, Kenya, in June 2018 where she volunteered at the local hospital and Ngala School for the Deaf. Her experience there inspired
her to partner with her colleague and Child Scholars to tackle the many challenges deaf children face in Kenya. She is excited to be a part of the Child Scholars’ team!
Macahan - Director - Kenya Project
Macahan is also currently a medical student who also is passionate about addressing health disparities. He worked at Nakuru, Kenya in 2018 with Sara. Macahan is excited about making a difference and transforming lives in these communities as we expand our reach across East Africa and beyond.