Hollywood actor, David Oyelowo has granted full scholarship to 5 young girls who survived Boko Haram attacks in North Eastern Nigeria.

The scholarship, which is titled the David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship, is in conjunction with the GEANCO Foundation.

The collaboration means that schools will get critical supplies in Nigeria, while providing life-changing scholarships to young female victims of terrorism and gender inequality.

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The scholarship was named after the actor, who encouraged its creation and plays an active role in selecting its recipients and raising money to ensure its continued success.

Oyelowo shared a picture of the 5 girls on his Instagram page and wrote;

"Proud to present the glorious recipients of the David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship. They survived terror at the hands of Boko Haram, now the journey toward their true destiny has begun. Learn more at @geancofdn"