The girls in Magude participating in the project More School For me continue to thrive. Although the Foundaten handed over the project to local authorities in 2013, we continue to support its functioning through enrolling the girls paying their school fees and by providing school supplies and other necessities.
The girls that passed their exams in 2013, were in the beginning of the year enrolled for yet another year in Secondary School, of which seven girls - Gloria, Sonia, Christina, Rosa, Benedita, Lidia & Felismina - were enrolled in grade 11 (having passed grade 10 in 2013) and four girls - Célia, Percina, Catarina & Melita - in grade 12 (having passed grade 11 in 2013). Sónia Christovão, Alzira and Zaineta unfortunately did not pass on to grade 11, but were enrolled once again in grade 10 this year.
During the Christmas holidays the girls left to stay with their families in their respective districts on the countryside and unfortunately one of our girls did not come back to continue her studies this year. Luisa is expecting her first baby and had therefore, as is custom, moved to her husband-to-be's family, who did not want her to continue her studies during the pregnancy. We tried to convince them to enroll her anyway in order for her studies not to be interrupted, since an interruption in most cases is never recovered, but unfortunately without sucess. We made an agreement with the family that Luisa will continue her studies, with our support, once she can combine her new life as a wife and mother with her studies, and we will do everything we can for this to become reality.
The remaining girls however are very motivated and many of them dream of a future as doctors, nurses, teachers - different professions where they can give back to other children and girls that did not get the same opportunities as they have through the project.
"I thank Lurdes Mutola Foundation and all people helping us, for everything you do for us. I want to thank you a thousand times. Thank you very much for the help I've had so far. My dream is to be a doctor because I want to help people. Now that I am studying, I am on my way to realizing my dream. Thank you!" said Lidia Augustine Lhamine, 17 years old, one of the scholarship students in Magude.
To further motivate and enable the girls' studies, we bought school supplies consisting of school bags, pens, pencils and books that will aid the girls' development in their continued studies. This would not have been possible without your generous donations and we, along with our school girls, want to thank you from the bottom of our heart!
Quarterly REPORT OF ACTIVITIES
Period: June 2013 to December 2013
This report aims to update information on the progress of program activities more school for me during the period that lasts from June 2013 to December 2013. It brings an analysis of the progress that has been done and achievements of activities planned.
We´re thankful for all donations we received in the last quarter which was very helpful in our project. We encourage all readers to donate what you can to help the 15 girls for their education.
During this period, LMF distributed school material to the girls which helped for their engagement at school.
The final averages for the year 2013 are listed below:
- Ten (10) girls were enrolled at grade 10 of which 7 passed to grade 11 and other 3 failed;
- Five (5) girls were enrolled at grade 11 and all passed to grade 12.
This report shows that about 87% of girls passed and 13% failed in 2013.
In 2014 LMF will make effort to enroll the girls and will buy some school material for the girls using the received donations last year.
Thank you again for collaboration.
The LMF Team
Period: March 2013 to May 2013
This report aims to update information on the progress of program activities more school for me during the period that lasts from March 2013 to May 2013. It brings an analysis of the progress that has been done and achievements of activities planned.
We´re thankful for all donations we received in the last quarter which was very helpful in our project. We encourage all readers to donate what you can to help the 18 girls for their education.
The accommodation Centre in Magude donated to the governor of Magude district was allocated to the Magude Secondary which immediately used the dormitories for the girls who did not find place to sleep in this year.
The house-keepers and other guard contracted with LMF stayed in Magude and were contracted in the same terms with the direction of the school.
LURDES MUTOLA FOUNDATION
Period: November 2012 to February 2013
This report aims to update information on the progress of program activities more school for me during the period that lasts from November 2012 to February 2013. It brings an analysis of the progress that has been done and achievements of activities planned.
The scholarship program for the year 2012 has already ended by 10th December. Howerver, the actual marks of the girls range from 11-13 marks which is above of overall averages of the shool. Only 6 girls passed to grade 11 in all subjects and other 12 failed in the grade 10 in some subjects. They were all enrolled in this year.
PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR 2013
Enrolment for the girls at grade 10 and 11 - 100% done;
Buying school material (school bags, pens, pencil, books) - 100% done;
Donation of Accommodation Centre in Magude - 100% done
In 2013 we will be helping the girls in kind such as books, shoes, uniform and other school material instead of maintain them in the accommodation centre.
SPECIAL EVENTS IN 2012
REPORT FROM VISIT AT THE GLOBALGIVING PROGRAM ‘MORE SCHOOL FOR ME’ IN MAGUDE 07.12.12.
The delegations from Motorcare and the Lurdes Mutola Foundation together left Maputo for Magude on the 7th of December 2012 to visit the ‘More School For Me’-program (‘Mais Escola Pra Mim’), a Globalgiving Program of the Lurdes Mutola Foundation. The purpose of the visit was to present the program to the Motorcare delegation as well as the symbolically handing over of the donation made by same delegation together with the Friends of the Lurdes Mutola Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Globalgiving Foundation of the total value of $13.000,00.
The visitors were met by singing students participating in the program; girls from rural areas granted a scholarship to study up until tenth grade including accommodation, alimentation and extra-curricular activities, as well as the house mother who takes care of the girls. The visitors were showed around the dormitories, sanitary facilities, kitchen and living room before sitting down to meet the girls. The girls sang a couple of songs and then the Executive Director of the Lurdes Mutola Foundation presented the program and its participants. The Executive Director of Motorcare Mozambique was then invited to talk to the girls, which he did stressing the importance of them continuing studying and expressing the pride Motorcare take in helping them in this effort. After his speech, he symbolically handed over a check of $13.000,00 to the girls and the Lurdes Mutola Foundation. After photographing the donation and the girls, all students and participating visitors received a snack, also a donation from Motorcare. After the snack the students had to leave for school to write their exams, and the Motorcare delegation accompanied them and thus also saw the local school which the granted students of the program attend.
The Lurdes Mutola Foundation is very thankful for the support given and shown by Motorcare, the Ford Foundation, the Globalgiving Foundation as well as the Friends of the Lurdes Mutola Foundation and hope that this collaboration will continue over the coming years so that numerous more young people of Mozambique can benefit from proper education, sports and other activities promoting leadership and entrepreneurship.
Period: July to October 2012
This report aims to update information on the progress of program activities more school for me during the period that lasts from July to October 2012. It brings an analysis of the progress that has been done and achievements of activities planned.
We´re thankful for all donations we received in the last quarter which was very helpful in our project. We encourage all readers to donate what you can to help the 20 girls for their education.
The scholarship program for the year 2012 will end by 10th December. Howerver, the actual marks of the girls range from 11-13 marks which is above of overall averages of the shool. The average of each girls at 10th grade are as follows:
10. Luisa – 12
11. Lidia – 12
12. Melita – 12
13. Persina – 12
14. Rosa – 12
15. Rute – 11
16. Sonia Chemo – 11
17. Sonia Ubise – 12
18. Zaineta – 11
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