Ola Foundation, Nigeria

About US

Nigerian Child

Ola Foundation was founded in January, 2015 by Joyce Onwumere. Ola means 'jewels' in the Igbo dialect of Nigeria, West Africa.

From our survey on the standard of Nigeria’s educational system, 95% of respondents believe that the educational system available today cannot help develop a child’s natural abilities. How do we solve this problem, how do we prepare the Nigerian child for a world in motion?

Nigeria is one of Africa's largest economies and we raise a generation that is equipped to lead that economy. The society has changed and education as we know it needs to change to meet the new realities. To survive and thrive in a world that has been transformed, the Nigerian child needs to be taught to think in new ways. This is the objective of Ola Foundation. We are not just focused on identifying talented teenagers, we are also focused on identifying the talent in every teenager and giving it expression.


Through our 3-week Internship program we provide an accelerated learning pathway for participants in areas like Coding, Leather Works, Baking, Drawing/ Art Classes, Digital Marketing, Life Style Management and Fashion. Key focus is on self awareness, development, empowerment and a culture of excellence thereby showing them how much more is possible to accomplish with their lives and careers.

Quick Facts

70 Million

70 Million Nigerians are currently unemployed according to a January 2015 report by McKinsey-that's over 50% of Nigeria's population and the unemployment figures are growing in uncomfortable proportions

TOP 20

According to Bloomberg business reports, by 2030 Nigeria is projected to be among the top 20 largest economies in the world.

95% Respondents

95% of respondents in our survey on the standard of education in Nigeria believe that the current standard of education in Nigeria cannot develop a child's natural abilities.

Phone: 0703 018 7800 | Email: contact@olafoundation.org