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Pathfinder's mission is to ensure that people everywhere have the right and opportunity to live a healthy sexual and reproductive life. We believe that reproductive health is essential for creating better opportunities throughout life. When people take charge of choices about when and how often to have children, they not only have the opportunity to lead healthier lives, but they also gain confidence and can better pursue their education, contribute to the local economy, and engage in their communities.
Dec 28, 2012

Scholarship Support for Academic Year 2013

Based on the funding received for the program during this quarter, Pathfinder was not
able to recruit any new girls to the scholarship program; however, a four-month
scholarship extension was given for two girls whose scholarship accounts had
ended. As Pathfinder believes that supporting girls throughout their education
is most important, we are pleased to be able to provide additional funding to
scholarship recipients who would otherwise have to drop out of school at the
end of their scholarship funding period. Scholarship extension support was
given to the following students: 1) Yalemwork Zewge and 2) Abebu Taffa.

Yalemwork is 18 years old and is a 12th grade student. She is from Addis
Ababa, Gulela sub-city and grew up in a resource poor family. Her father is
very old and works as a guard in a private home and her mother works as a
house maid. Yalemwork has 4 siblings and life for her family is very difficult,
as the income they get from their work is insufficient to properly feed their
big family size and unable to support Yalemwork’s education. Yalemwork was
selected to receive a GlobalGiving scholarship in January 2010. At the time,
she was in grade 10, and now with the GlobalGiving scholarship support, she has
reached grade 12.  She was given scholarship extension to enable her to finish grade 12, which she will complete
in spring 2013. She is a promising student and is grateful for the opportunity
to continue her education for more than two years through this scholarship
program.

Abebu is 17 years old and she is grade 10 student. Abebu was living in
Addis Ababa, Gulela sub-city. She is an orphan and was living with her
grandfather, but he died in September 2012. Abebu received a Global Giving
scholarship in March 2010 when she was in 8th grade.  After her grandfather’s death, she started
living neighbor who was willing to give her shelter, but without her
scholarship support, she would not have been able  to continue her education as she was unable to
cover the costs of school supplies and transportation. Currently, she is
attending grade 10 and she was given a scholarship extension for five months;
however, in order to enable her finish her high school, she has already been
selected to receive an additional extension to finish the 2013 academic year
(provided funding is available).


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Dec 28, 2012

IGA Beneficiaries Build Poultry Business

During this reporting period, there was not enough funding to recruit new IGA beneficiaries. With the funds received, Pathfinder provided additional support to the women we supported last quarter (see below). The women’s poultry production business is progressing and they were supplied with special hybrid hens from the sub-city agricultural office. In addition, the urban agricultural office has been providing them with all of the necessary technical support needed to launch their business. In just the few months that they have been operating their business they have become role models for other women in their community who would like to open similar businesses. The beneficiaries are preparing their business to take advantage of the coming Ethiopian Easter by selling more hens.


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Oct 3, 2012

Scholarships Help Girls Finish Academic Year

GlobalGiving Scholarship Program

Report on activities between July-September 2012

As this reporting period coincided with the end of the academic year, there were no new recruits to the scholarship program during this reporting period; however, a four-month scholarship extension was given for three girls whose accounts ran out of money before they were able to take their exams and complete their school year. Providing additional support to selected girls so that they are able to complete their education is essential. Those who face financial barriers often do not return to school. Scholarship extension support was given for three female students: 1) Yetmwork Bezawork, 2) Chekolech Tegegne, and 3) Rediet Abebe in order to enable them to finish the academic year. 

Additional students will be recruited at the beginning of the Ethiopian school year and be provided with 24-month scholarships dependent on funding levels. As indicated in the last quarterly report, we have a total of 70 GlobalGiving scholarship beneficiaries.

Scholarship Extension Recipients:

Chekolech Tegegne lives in Addis Ababa Yeka sub-city with her aunt. When both of her parents died, her aunt took her in and helped her with her education. Chekolech is an outstanding student, however, her aunt is very poor and was unable to support Chekolech education for the long-term. Chekolech applied for a GlobalGiving scholarship and after the school committee and based on her educational performance and financial need, she was granted a scholarship. Chekolech was able to finish her secondary school and passed her exams to enter university with high marks. She was given a four-month scholarship extension to help her finish this academic year.  

Yematawork Bezawork is living at Gulele sub-city. She is disabled and she lost both of her parents when she was a child. She is living with a good Samaritan woman who voluntarily offered her home to Yematawork. Yematawork is an outstanding student, but because of her economic hardship she had difficulties continuing with her education. She then received a GlobalGiving scholarship and was able to continue at school. Yematawork has received remarkable results on her exams for university and is one of the highest achievers in her school. She received a four-month scholarship extension to help her finish this academic year.

Rediet Abebet is living Arada sub-city with her mother who is poor and working as house maid. Though Rediet is an outstanding student, her mother was unable to support her education properly. Rediet received a GlobalGiving scholarship to support her education. Rediet is completed secondary school and is now able to move on to university study. She received a four-month scholarship extension that allowed her to finish this acadamic year.

 

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