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WELCOME TO THE IUGB FOUNDATION

The IUGB Foundation is a 501(c)3 U.S. tax exempt nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. Organized by U.S. and Ivorian supporters of the International University of Grand Bassam (IUGB) located in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa. The IUGB Foundation’s Mission  is to provide financial and in-kind assistance to help the International University of Grand-Bassam realize its vision of becoming a Regional Center of Excellence in Higher Education.  The Foundation provides need-based scholarships and fellowships, learning technology and grants and stipends to IUGB students, faculty and staff from Africa, the U.S. and elsewhere.    (Read more)



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACoca-Cola, IUGB Sign Partnership Agreement

On March 3, 2016, a delegation from The Coca-Cola Company visited IUGB.  This historic visit significantly broadened the relationship between the institutions with the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between IUGB and the Coca-Cola Export Corporation Abidjan Representative Office (“CCEC”) to promote cooperation and to develop programs and activities of mutual interest. (Read more)

 

 

 

In Their Own Words….Our First Four Scholarship Recipients

 

We asked our students what they thought about their first semester.  As you can see from the answers below, they continue to work hard with an eye towards their future and with determination to achieve their goals.
Agui Eboi“…My first semester was great.  I had a good GPA, but I will do my best to improve that.  I achieved my personal, academic and social goals, and I met a lot of friends. After graduation, I intend to obtain a Masters in Actuarial Science in order to pursue a career in insurance.”
Marie-France Bigba: “Well, I was really busy…The first semester was good, I met a lot of people that I became friends with.  Especially in the library where I spend all my life…for real.  It is not that I’m more confident.  It is just that, now, I understand the system.  I’m still in love with Clinical Psychology.”

 

INVEST FOR SUCCESS” SCHOLARSHIP CAMPAIGN UPDATE

Thanks to the combined generosity of our dedicated individual and corporate supporters, our campaign now stands at nearly $140,000 in pledges and donations!  ​​​

We sincerely appreciate your giving to-date, however we still need your help to achieve our goal of $200,000 by the end of 2016 to increase three or four-fold the number of students awarded scholarships last year. In this regard, we are happy to report that overall, the first four IUGB Foundation scholarship recipients awarded in 2015 are living up to the high standards set by the IUGB Scholars Program and are committed to academic excellence and social responsibility. As IUGB’s student population continues to increase-enrollment is now 550 compared to 500 last fall-success in our efforts to raise funds for our students in need is critically important.

We need your help now!

PLEASE DO NOT WAIT… DONATE TODAY!

 

IUGB’S ALUMNI & FRIENDS NETWORK (AFNET) HONORED AT IUGB FOUNDATION ATLANTA GATHERING MARCH 9, 2016

On March 9, 2016, a dedicated group of supporters and friends gathered in downtown Atlanta to learn more about the International University of Grand-Bassam, the IUGB Foundation and its Invest for Success Scholarship Campaign.  As guests arrived and introduced themselves, a synergy around Sub-Saharan African development quickly emerged.  (Read more)

 

 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY – THE KEY TO LIFE SUCCESS
Donor Profile – Rev. Dr. Leon Eichelberger and Dr. Joy Eichelberger

Success in life is positively correlated with the ability to access opportunity, and opportunity is positively correlated with educational level attainment.  This truth was made clear to us by our parents at a very early age, though not quite phrased that way.(Read more)

 

 

 


 

INVEST IN EDUCATING GLOBAL LEADERS OF TOMORROW Consider making a tax-deductible contribution to help educate outstanding citizens and ethical leaders for Africa and the global community.

 

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