WHO WE ARE
Nolbed is a Not-for-Profit Organization founded in 2014 with the major aim of bridging the gap between exceptional students and quality education within underprivileged communities. Selected candidates get the opportunity to pursue their education at top tier universities around the world. Our belief is that the good of the individual and the communal good are indivisible as they rely on each other in a reciprocal relationship. By extending opportunities to members of underprivileged society, the community thrives.
Nolbed seeks to unlock and harness the inherent potentials of the youth as we believe they are crucial agents of change. Our program therefore inspires and grooms candidates to take up both the challenges of higher education and career building. By so doing, the organization hopes to develop responsible leaders to help bridge the development gap – to help transform and shape the image of their respective communities.
Our goal is to alleviate barriers between exceptionally talented students and quality education
WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN A CANDIDATE
Nolbed uses a holistic review process when evaluating applicants. It means our selection process is not based on a simple formula of grades and test scores. Instead, we consider a variety of factors: the candidate's academic record, extracurricular interests, intellectual achievements and personal background.
We will be looking at a variety of factors to help us make informed decisions during selection, which includes:
How motivated and curious the candidate is
The student’s curriculum and grades - we hope to see that a student is challenging herself or himself with a rigorous course load
The context of a particular candidate, including family circumstances, secondary school, community, interests and access to resources
The quality of a student’s involvement in activities beyond the classroom
The character and personality of a candidate, and the impact she or he will make on our community in the future
Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS NOLBED?
NOLBED stands for No One Left Behind Educational Foundation. It is a Not-for-Profit organization that helps bridge the gap between exceptional students and quality education.
WHERE CAN I LOCATE NOLBED OFFICES?
Our office is located at PLT 3 BLK K, Adukrom-Sawaba Rd, Kumasi Ghana.
WHO BENEFITS FROM NOLBED'S WORK?
We concentrate on High School seniors from underprivileged communities. Our current focus is any underprivileged student or most recent SHS graduate with WASSCE certificate across Ghana.
HOW DOES NOLBED CHOOSE CANDIDATES?
We select candidates through application process. There's no standard metrics for selection as we consider both quantitative and qualitative achievements and backgrounds of applicants. See "What we look for in candidates" for more information.
HOW DOES NOLBED MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY?
NOLBED's belief is that the individual and the communal good are inseparable. Thus, by elevating the socioeconomic wellbeing of an individual, the community also thrives along
WHEN WILL NOLBED START ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS?
We open application around February/March. Please visit our site regularly or follow us on facebook (Nolbed Foundation) to be notified.
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION?
Please check the "Apply" page for more info
WHAT IS NEXT AFTER I AM SELECTED?
Shortlisted students will be published after May 1, and selected applicants will be scheduled for interviews. And program begins in June
WHO PAYS TO THE APPLICATION AND ENTIRE PROCESS?
NOLBED takes care of all financial costs of this program
HOW CAN I SUPPORT NOLBED?
For now, individuals who wish to support the Foundation can do so by following us on social media and sharing with friends and family about the mission of the Foundation and urging young students to participate in the program.