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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)


Good Progress, but Your Help is Still Needed!


IUGB’s second commencement ceremony is the perfect opportunity to update you on the status of our Invest for Success Scholarship campaign.  At this writing, we have raised $101,000 with some pledges still outstanding.  This puts us a little over halfway to our campaign goal of $200,000 by the end of 2016.  Funds on hand will allow us to award scholarships to approximately 8 students, 7 shy of our mark of 15.  While this doubles the number of scholarships awarded last year, we are determined to reach our goal, with your help.

IUGB is making remarkable progress: student enrollment is growing, the university is consistently adding competent and experienced faculty and staff, and additional classroom and designated learning spaces are increasing as evidenced by the recent opening of a new Science and Technology Center.  Also, IUGB is building out its STEM curriculum to offer degrees in mechanical and petroleum engineering and other disciplines.  As the institution grows, the university is maintaining its high standards of excellence. Our greatest immediate need is financial support for over 50% of students who will require this assistance to attend the University.

We sincerely appreciate the many contributions received to-date.  However, we appeal to those of you who have been putting off writing a check or going online to make a gift to this worthy cause to act now and make a donation.  Your support makes it possible for gifted students to access and make the most of a superior education.  Donating is easy-and you’ll have the lifetime reward of educating leaders who will help develop their own countries and also contribute to global well-being.

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From Law to Economics:  Yakhéra Litsé, 2015 IUGB Graduate Discovers A New Way to Build Her Country

Yakhéra Litsé graduated from IUGB’s 2+2 program with Georgia State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration in Finance. Her unique story highlights a career change during her transition from French to an American-style education. Yakhéra pursued a literary track at College Saint Viateur d’Abidjan and graduated in 2011. (Read more)


2016 International Day of the Girl-Child; Achieving Gender Equality in Education: IUGB’s Contribution

The International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) has long championed equal educational opportunity and access for women, realizing that women with a first-class education have the power to substantially improve their communities’ economic and social health.  IUGB offers scholarships for qualified students without the means to attend university and at least 50% of its scholarships go to females.  (Read more)


Focus on Women and Girls: IUGB’s STEM Program Partners with GIST

IUGB is partnering with The American Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire in implementing the Embassy’s new program, “Girls in Science and Technology” (GIST). Girls from primary and secondary schools nationwide are eligible to participate in this program, whose goal is to introduce female students to and increase their participation in Science and Technology and prepare them for university level courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  (Read more)




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