Pay It Forward Grant: For A Better Africa
Tunji Adejumo donates his time and talent as a mentor to The Forward Foundation’s Black American Engineering Scholarship Award. This program combines education with mentorship to increase racial equity in the field of engineering by funding students with scholarships and providing them with professional mentors to assist them in their challenging university programs.
The Pay It Forward Mentorship Grant was created to show gratitude for individuals like Mr. Adejumo who donate their time as mentors. At the close of the school year, each mentor is awarded a $2,500 grant from the Forward Foundation and is provided with the opportunity to direct the grant in their name to a public charity or educational institution of their choice.
For A Better Africa (FABA) is a 501c3 tax exempt organization whose mission is to foster unity, collaboration, and establish a culture of giving back within minority communities and to lead by example. Initially FABA provided funding for international students at the University of Mississippi and have since expanded to currently support scholarship opportunities for Ole Miss undergraduate and graduate students, including elementary and high school students in Africa. A vision by a group of friends has grown into donors worldwide that support FABA efforts. While currently serving in Nigeria, FABA intends to expand their mission throughout all of Africa.