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University of Oxford, Wolfson College, Department of Social Policy& Intervention, Student I.D-834642

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Completion Date: Sun 16 Aug 2015

A short summary of your projects

Having secured a competitive place on the MSc. Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation program beginning in October 2015  at the University of Oxford ( Student OSS I.D-834642), I'm raising £43,076.88  to pay for all fees and projected costs (Tuition fee, Course fee, and living costs) associated with attending the University of Oxford to study this course. Following the Evidence-Based Social Intervention pathway, with a particular interest in randomized evaluation methodology in social intervention research in the arena of population health, I believe I can contribute significantly to healthcare interventions in Africa and help in achieving desired outcomes and long-term impact in target populations. My time on this program at Oxford will provide a lens through which I can view and systematically review development interventions and donor-aided programs, ask better questions around challenges in improving program performance and outcomes in specific settings or populations. This, I believe, is the waterfront of constructing evidence to support policy change or scale up and will greatly improve development aids to Africa as well as their overall impact on targeted populations.  I have been accepted at Wolfson College of the University of Oxford and the probability of fulfilling the requisite financial conditions sufficient for confirmation of my offer and enrollment by August 1st, 2015 is, at the moment, nil. Your contributions towards the fulfillment of this dream will give me a degree of financial security and will allow me to make good progress with my studies.

Who are you?

I am a single mother. Remarkably enough, my life has been forged by courage, adventure and hard work. . I have a strong academic record and have won laurels and left brilliant footprints in the sand of each stage of my education. I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Lagos, in Nigeria, and bagged a cumulative grade point average of 4.11. 

I have recently been accepted on the MSc. Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation program (OSS I.D 834642) at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention of the University of Oxford. Unfortunately, I do not currently hold a Scholarship to study at the University. I was selected as the second 'Reserve Candidate' on the 2015/2016 Eni Scholarship at St. Antony's College of the University of Oxford and, at the moment, all the five available positions have been fully awarded to and accepted by the Scholars-elect. Also, my department has been unable to help despite describing my application as ‘excellent and of commendable standard.’ I am an ‘overseas’ student and the cost of studying in Oxford is as exorbitant as invaluable. Neither my family nor I can foot the bills.

I currently work on the DFID-funded Partnership for Transforming Health Systems II (PATHS2) program in Nigeria as a Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant. My background in Pharmacy has helped to focus my passion towards Public Health. I have over five years of experience in research, monitoring and evaluation of reproductive health programmes with expertise in data management, use of DHIS2 database for data collation, research and gap analysis. I have developed technical capacities monitoring and evaluating the grassroots performance of maternal health program indicators for scale-up and quality improvement in program designs. 

Your story

My decision to opt for the MSc. Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation was never a difficult one. Against the background of my professional experiences in working on a program framework, I understand how a lack of evidence to support an intervention can be a cog in the wheel of arriving at what policies result in better development outcomes. I also adhere to the school of thought that development aids donors want their resources managed effectively for the good of a pre-conceived impact, and the funds not invested in projects outside what was pre-programmed. From comparative statistics of development indicators, there is no gainsaying that big aid programs to Africa and, especially, Nigeria, are not delivering to the letter. How then do we measure impact? How do we generate ethical evidence to determine if an intervention is making any difference at all? What data will we collect? What instruments will we use? The opportunity to proffer answers to these pulsating evaluation questions and broaden my knowledge attracts me to opting for this course in ‘MSc. Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation’ at the University of Oxford. 

The course has an interdisciplinary and international development prospective with emphasis on evaluating interventions and policies, and how to make the biggest possible impact that will make sense to program/aid donors and policymakers. I am interested in the advanced study of evidence-based strengthening of health systems with an application to social interventions and policy evaluation and challenges in applying and disseminating research into practice and policy.

As an aspiring Development Researcher and Technical Advisor in the arena of Impact Evaluation for health sector interventions, my immediate plans are to study for a DPhil in Social Intervention at the University of Oxford, work in collaboration with academia and consult for local or devolved government and people in the third sector, including local charities and international aids programs. My longer-term career objective is to work in Nigeria, in the arena of health systems strengthening, with focus on helping governments and development aid donors improve the effectiveness of their programs and policies by piloting and scaling up evidence-based monitoring and evaluation modalities that deliver. 

In the light of my voracious yearning for learning, a can-do spirit, multi-tasking, time management and team work attitude, I am confident that I am able to successfully complete my program of study. I am enthusiastic about the challenge to attend the University of Oxford. I could think of no better place to study. The institution, no exaggeration, has carved a name in stone for itself as one offering cutting-edge research and a dynamic educational experience. 

Where will the money go?

PROJECTED INCOME AND EXPENDITURE FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Expenses                                                                                                                                Income

Confirmed University Fee (Tuition Fee)- £18220                                                                     Personal Savings- £4000

Confirmed College Fee (Wolfson College)- £2848

Estimated Living Cost: (Lower Estimate)£11408 - £16,854(Upper Estimate) 

Plus Childcare(one child, 6mths): £5964

Total Expenses- (Lower)£38440-  £43886(Upper)                                                                Total Income-  £4000

Overall Transaction and Bank Charges: Paypal, Stripe, other local bank transactions charges: 8% 

Money Requested: Estimated Minimum: £38440- £4000 = £34,440 (Lower Estimate) Plus 8% transaction charges= £37,195.2

Money Requested: Estimated Maximum: £43886- £4000 = £39,886 (Upper Estimate) Plus 8% transaction charges= £43,076.88

- If I hit the minimum, I may have to attend the program at the University of Oxford without my child (a girl).

- If I hit the full target, that means I will attend Oxford with my child (a girl)

- If things really take off and I raise more than my target, I will donate the rest to charity.

A short summary of your projects

Having secured a competitive place on the MSc. Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation program beginning in October 2015  at the University of Oxford ( Student OSS I.D-834642), I'm raising £43,076.88  to pay for all fees and projected costs (Tuition fee, Course fee, and living costs) associated with attending the University of Oxford to study this course. Following the Evidence-Based Social Intervention pathway, with a particular interest in randomized evaluation methodology in social intervention research in the arena of population health, I believe I can contribute significantly to healthcare interventions in Africa and help in achieving desired outcomes and long-term impact in target populations. My time on this program at Oxford will provide a lens through which I can view and systematically review development interventions and donor-aided programs, ask better questions around challenges in improving program performance and outcomes in specific settings or populations. This, I believe, is the waterfront of constructing evidence to support policy change or scale up and will greatly improve development aids to Africa as well as their overall impact on targeted populations.  I have been accepted at Wolfson College of the University of Oxford and the probability of fulfilling the requisite financial conditions sufficient for confirmation of my offer and enrollment by August 1st, 2015 is, at the moment, nil. Your contributions towards the fulfillment of this dream will give me a degree of financial security and will allow me to make good progress with my studies.

Who are you?

I am a single mother. Remarkably enough, my life has been forged by courage, adventure and hard work. . I have a strong academic record and have won laurels and left brilliant footprints in the sand of each stage of my education. I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Lagos, in Nigeria, and bagged a cumulative grade point average of 4.11. 

I have recently been accepted on the MSc. Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation program (OSS I.D 834642) at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention of the University of Oxford. Unfortunately, I do not currently hold a Scholarship to study at the University. I was selected as the second 'Reserve Candidate' on the 2015/2016 Eni Scholarship at St. Antony's College of the University of Oxford and, at the moment, all the five available positions have been fully awarded to and accepted by the Scholars-elect. Also, my department has been unable to help despite describing my application as ‘excellent and of commendable standard.’ I am an ‘overseas’ student and the cost of studying in Oxford is as exorbitant as invaluable. Neither my family nor I can foot the bills.

I currently work on the DFID-funded Partnership for Transforming Health Systems II (PATHS2) program in Nigeria as a Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant. My background in Pharmacy has helped to focus my passion towards Public Health. I have over five years of experience in research, monitoring and evaluation of reproductive health programmes with expertise in data management, use of DHIS2 database for data collation, research and gap analysis. I have developed technical capacities monitoring and evaluating the grassroots performance of maternal health program indicators for scale-up and quality improvement in program designs. 

Your story

My decision to opt for the MSc. Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation was never a difficult one. Against the background of my professional experiences in working on a program framework, I understand how a lack of evidence to support an intervention can be a cog in the wheel of arriving at what policies result in better development outcomes. I also adhere to the school of thought that development aids donors want their resources managed effectively for the good of a pre-conceived impact, and the funds not invested in projects outside what was pre-programmed. From comparative statistics of development indicators, there is no gainsaying that big aid programs to Africa and, especially, Nigeria, are not delivering to the letter. How then do we measure impact? How do we generate ethical evidence to determine if an intervention is making any difference at all? What data will we collect? What instruments will we use? The opportunity to proffer answers to these pulsating evaluation questions and broaden my knowledge attracts me to opting for this course in ‘MSc. Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation’ at the University of Oxford. 

The course has an interdisciplinary and international development prospective with emphasis on evaluating interventions and policies, and how to make the biggest possible impact that will make sense to program/aid donors and policymakers. I am interested in the advanced study of evidence-based strengthening of health systems with an application to social interventions and policy evaluation and challenges in applying and disseminating research into practice and policy.

As an aspiring Development Researcher and Technical Advisor in the arena of Impact Evaluation for health sector interventions, my immediate plans are to study for a DPhil in Social Intervention at the University of Oxford, work in collaboration with academia and consult for local or devolved government and people in the third sector, including local charities and international aids programs. My longer-term career objective is to work in Nigeria, in the arena of health systems strengthening, with focus on helping governments and development aid donors improve the effectiveness of their programs and policies by piloting and scaling up evidence-based monitoring and evaluation modalities that deliver. 

In the light of my voracious yearning for learning, a can-do spirit, multi-tasking, time management and team work attitude, I am confident that I am able to successfully complete my program of study. I am enthusiastic about the challenge to attend the University of Oxford. I could think of no better place to study. The institution, no exaggeration, has carved a name in stone for itself as one offering cutting-edge research and a dynamic educational experience. 

Where will the money go?

PROJECTED INCOME AND EXPENDITURE FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Expenses                                                                                                                                Income

Confirmed University Fee (Tuition Fee)- £18220                                                                     Personal Savings- £4000

Confirmed College Fee (Wolfson College)- £2848

Estimated Living Cost: (Lower Estimate)£11408 - £16,854(Upper Estimate) 

Plus Childcare(one child, 6mths): £5964

Total Expenses- (Lower)£38440-  £43886(Upper)                                                                Total Income-  £4000

Overall Transaction and Bank Charges: Paypal, Stripe, other local bank transactions charges: 8% 

Money Requested: Estimated Minimum: £38440- £4000 = £34,440 (Lower Estimate) Plus 8% transaction charges= £37,195.2

Money Requested: Estimated Maximum: £43886- £4000 = £39,886 (Upper Estimate) Plus 8% transaction charges= £43,076.88

- If I hit the minimum, I may have to attend the program at the University of Oxford without my child (a girl).

- If I hit the full target, that means I will attend Oxford with my child.

- If things really take off and I raise more than my target, I will donate the rest to a worthwhile charity.

- Updates on my study progress on this program will be provided to all my sponsors on a bi-weekly basis.

Rewards:perks for you

And, donors, I treasure you and the good donations! I have some fabulous rewards to thank everyone who donates whatever the amount you might give. Kindly check them out!

£1 and above-   You are Counted in! 

I want to donate and am not expecting any reward from you.

£10 & above -   A Special Thank you 

Yes, a special digital thank-you card designed for just you and a BIG SHOUT-OUT and recognition to you on my Wolfson College Facebook page

£50 & above 

In addition to the above, I will make a hand-written ‘thank-you’ on an Oxford post card and send to you. You are a Community Helper!

£100 & above 

In addition to the above, I will proof-read any piece of your written work, CV or academic application in English (3000 words maximum).  You understand team work!

£500 & above

I will proof-read any piece of your written work, CV or academic application, etc (8000 words maximum).  You empower the Goal! 

£1000 & above 

Before the end of my program, I will volunteer 10 hours in your chosen development organization and apply relevant learning outcomes from my course of study in Oxford on a pertinent social program. 

£2000 & above 

I will volunteer 20 hours in your chosen development organization as above, and have your name engraved in Oxford annals of history as a S'PONSOR' to a graduate student to attend Oxford.

£5000 & above (Superstar) 

I will send you a bound copy of my MSc. Thesis. 

£10000 & above - (Trend-setter) 

In addition to sending you a bound copy of my MSc. Thesis, I will dedicate my project to you and your name goes into my project ‘hall of fame’ and becomes engraved as a 'SPONSOR' to a Graduate student to attend Oxford. 

Images and video

1. Oxford Admission Letter 

2. Wolfson College Admission Letter 

Financial Declaration Form




Find ME here:

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/oonabola

Twitter- https://twitter.com/onabtoyin

Linkedin: https://ng.linkedin.com/pub/christiana-o-onabola/35/a51/a1

Website: newsle.com/oonabola

Help us succeed!

I need as many people as possible to SUPPORT ME. Everyone you can think of!

- You may not need to give money to help me succeed! Please, share this page with anyone you think would support me– on          Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.

- Kindly share it with everyone you know and the more people who know about it, the more likely I can make this work out brilliantly.

- And I know I said you don't need to give money to help me, but I'd love it if you do! Please sponsor me and help make my Oxford    dream come through.

Rewards:perks for you

And, donors, I treasure you and the good donations! I have some fabulous rewards to thank everyone who donates whatever the amount you might give. Kindly check them out!

£1 and above-   You are Counted in! 

I want to donate and am not expecting any reward from you.

£10 & above -   A Special Thank you 

Yes, a special digital thank-you card designed for just you and a BIG SHOUT-OUT and recognition to you on my Wolfson College Facebook page

£50 & above 

In addition to the above, I will make a hand-written ‘thank-you’ on an Oxford post card and send to you. You are a Community Helper!

£100 & above 

In addition to the above, I will proof-read any piece of your written work, CV or academic application in English (3000 words maximum).  You understand team work!

£500 & above

I will proof-read any piece of your written work, CV or academic application, etc (8000 words maximum).  You empower the Goal! 

£1000 & above 

Before the end of my program, I will volunteer 10 hours in your chosen development organization and apply relevant learning outcomes from my course of study in Oxford on a pertinent social program. 

£2000 & above 

I will volunteer 20 hours in your chosen development organization as above, and have your name engraved in Oxford annals of history as a S'PONSOR' to a graduate student to attend Oxford.

£5000 & above (Superstar) 

I will send you a bound copy of my MSc. Thesis. 

£10000 & above - (Trend-setter) 

In addition to sending you a bound copy of my MSc. Thesis, I will dedicate my project to you and your name goes into my project ‘hall of fame’ and becomes engraved as a 'SPONSOR' to a Graduate student to attend Oxford. 

Images and video

1. Oxford Admission Letter 

2. Wolfson College Admission Letter 

Financial Declaration Form




Find ME here:

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/oonabola

Twitter- https://twitter.com/onabtoyin

Linkedin: https://ng.linkedin.com/pub/christiana-o-onabola/35/a51/a1

Website: newsle.com/oonabola

Help us succeed!

- I need as many people as possible to SUPPORT ME. Everyone you can think of!

- You may not need to give money to help me succeed! Please, share this page with anyone you think would support me– on          Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.

- Kindly share it with everyone you know and the more people who know about it, the more likely I can make this work out brilliantly.

- And I know I said you don't need to give money to help me, but I'd love it if you do! Please sponsor me and help make my Oxford    dream come through.

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A Special Thank you - Yes, a special digital thank-you card designed for just you and a BIG SHOUT-OUT and special recognition to you on my University of Oxford Wolfson College Facebook page.

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2015

Pledge £50 or more

In addition to the above, I will make a hand-written ‘thank-you’ on an Oxford post card and send to you. You are a Community Helper!

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2015

Pledge £100 or more

You understand team work! In addition to the above, I will proof-read any piece of your written work, CV or academic application in English (3000 words maximum).

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Pledge £500 or more

I will proof-read any piece of your written work, CV or academic application, etc (8000 words maximum). You empower the Goal!

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2015

Pledge £1000 or more

Before the end of my program, I will volunteer 10 hours in your chosen development organization and apply relevant learning outcomes from my course of study in Oxford on a pertinent social program.

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Pledge £2000 or more

I will volunteer 20 hours in your chosen development organization as above, and have your name engraved in Oxford annals of history as a S'PONSOR' to a graduate student to attend Oxford.

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Estimated delivery: 1 June 2016

Pledge £5000 or more

I will send you a bound copy of my MSc. Thesis. You are the Superstar!

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2016

Pledge £10000 or more

In addition to sending you a bound copy of my MSc. Thesis, I will dedicate my project to you and your name goes into my project ‘hall of fame’ and becomes engraved as a Sponsor to a Graduate student to attend Oxford.

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2016