The Global Integrated Education Volunteers Association, Inc. (GIEVA Organization) is a Youth-Centered-Education-Empowerment Non-Governmental Organization (CAC/IT/No.21623), August 21, 2006 in Nigeria It is committed to empowering the Nigerian youth specifically and young African leaders in general for constructive engagement and sustainable future through education, cultural exchange, advocacy, and volunteerism. It is for building global platforms for young leaders to develop innovative skills through leadership development and entrepreneurial programs.
GIEVA Organization fosters and facilitates the preparation and inspiration of new generation of young leaders for constructive engagement through integrative platforms, networks, and partnership.
GIEVA Organization believes that, a sustainable future with integrated development depends on total education and mobilization of the youth anchored on partnership platforms for entrepreneurship, innovations, and inclusion.
GIEVA VISION is building a system that provides global platforms for young leaders through educational services, entrepreneurial programs, and volunteerism.
GIEVA MISSION is to create an atmosphere of tolerance, foster cooperation and mutual understanding; build platforms for shared values, creativity, and innovation; facilitate inclusive entrepreneurial initiatives, and appreciation of environment.
What Is GIEVA Organization Education Exchange Program?
GIEVA Organization Education Exchange program is a holistic education advising and learning services (HEALS). The participating partners share resources and expertise to play proactive rolls for maximizing international students’ placement and mobility anchored on international standard’s best practices. The major objective of HEALS is building platforms for effective student exchange programs, student placements in institutions with global relevance and providing network system for effective interaction among the new generation of students to share ideas for constructive engagement.
The last three decades have witnessed the rising yearnings among the global youth to access education that has the capacity to prepare them for effective and constructive engagement in an evolving global community. The needs for internationalization of universities and colleges worldwide, call for innovative platforms to recruit and place international students. Building a win-win platform for Nigeria students and educational institutions in North America to benefit from each other becomes a necessity.
African Continent remains underserved when it comes to international education. Study abroad programs in which students/teachers from one country can go to another country for short -term internship, volunteer, and learn from each other’s culture, at best is very sketchy. In Nigeria, student exchange programs remains under-developed and unreached by students with outstanding academic and leadership potentials.
Nigeria is the most populous country in the continent of Africa, with a population of over 164 million people as reported in 2014. It is the seventh most populous country in the world. Over two-third of Nigeria population is young, between the ages of 18-35 years.
African youth especially, Nigerians make United States of America and Canada, the destination of choice for education. However, recruitments of students with high academic, leadership, and artistic potentials are not only challenging, but are also expensive.
According to the Fact Sheets by Country on the Open Doors data portal, Nigeria continues to be the only Africa Country sending the largest number of students to study in the United States and Canada. The trend indicates that United States and Canada is the destination of choice. According the the International Educational Exchange data released by the Institute of International Education (IIE), there are 11, 710 Nigerian students currently pursuing their educational goals in the United States 2017, an increase of 9.7% over 2016. Kenya ranks second among African countries with a total of 3189 students in the U.S. and Ghana comes in third with 3111 students. Overall, the number of African students in the United States climbed to 37,735, an increase of 6.7% from 2015/2016
According to Department of Commerce, the non-immigrant visas from Nigeria bring into the United States economy over $300,000,000, every year.