Introduction
Courage Education Foundation is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of the Nigerian child through the provision of quality education.

Background
For countless families, putting food on the table has become a precarious daily struggle.  Sadly, where there is such hardship, children are often the first casualties – suffering without understanding why parents, faced with the choice of feeding their children or paying their school levies, are forced to withdraw their precious children from school and place them on the streets to hawk everything imaginable.

According to the figures recently released by UNESCO in their Global Monitoring Report on Education for All in 2014, there are about 264 million children worldwide who are not in school.   Nigeria alone accounts for about 23 million of this number.

The Foundation is dedicated to assisting bright, economically disadvantaged children from genuinely poor homes.  A pupil’s demonstrated academic ability and promise are taken into account.  Eligibility for assistance is also based on family’s overall living conditions. The assistance given is not done as a concession to poverty but rather as an award for ability that has been shackled by poverty.

Vision

To provide educational assistance to children from indigent families to enable them develop.

their potential and contribute to the social and economic development of their communities and in turn, the nation.

Objectives
To sponsor the education of brilliant pupils whose hope of getting a formal education is hindered by poverty, through to university or other tertiary educational institutions.

To periodically organize interactive extra-curricular educational and enlightenment programmes for the CEF beneficiaries to equip them with vital interpersonal and social skills.

To organize mentoring programmes for the beneficiaries. Volunteer mentors will be assigned to beneficiaries.  These mentors will serve as role models to the beneficiaries in an effort to raise their social awareness and expand their mental horizons beyond their limited and limiting social milieux.