Our Mission

BUILD Nigeria is a non-profit NGO that is dedicated to bridging the college access gap in Nigeria by operating a cohort program which provides low-income students with access to credible and comprehensive resources and personalized guidance through the process of applying and securing admission and financial aid to world-class colleges and universities, including but not exclusive to US colleges.

BUILD Nigeria - Who we are

With over 46 million pre-college aged students nationwide and an increasingly youthful population,

Nigeria's current education system does not provide its students with adequate opportunities to study at world-class colleges and universities that can enable them acquire necessary skills and achieve the full extent of their aspirations. Through our flagship cohort program, BUILD Nigeria aims to directly invest in Nigerian youth and their aspirations with the ultimate goal of creating broader social change.

We utilizes a problem-solution-outcome framework to define our purpose statement.

The Problem

There is currently no organization in Nigeria that serves primarily students who are low income and first generation (first in their family to attend university) throughout their journey to apply to university. Our research shows that there are so many brilliant students who lack the resources and support they need to successfully apply to and receive admissions and financial aid to world-class colleges.

Our Solution

The BUILD Nigeria Cohort Program is designed specifically for high achieving, low income and first generation Nigerian students. We provide our students with a year of free college counseling, college application support, and college preparedness programming. We also completely fund our students’ journey to college, from application fees to student visa costs, we are there every step of the way.

The Outcome

Our vision is to become the leading community of globally educated, highly skilled and well-connected young Nigerians. By providing opportunities for our alumni to make positive change in Nigeria, we aim to leverage the BUILD Nigeria community to create social change in Nigeria.

Our Values

Commitment to service
Collaboration and Partnership

The Founding Team

Advisory Board

Do you have a question?

Send us a message at info@buildng.org to get assistance with all your enquiries. Our support team is always available to answer your questions.

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