Scholarship Fund for Students in South Africa

 
$8,617
$7,383
Raised
Remaining
Dec 3, 2012

Winter Updates!

Our new logo
Our new logo

Friends of Open Doors,

We hope that you all are warm and well doing this winter holiday season. There is nothing quite like coming together with friends and family to appreciate one another and count our blessings.

Open Doors Foundation has been busy as well, continuing to work closely with our friends at Kennesaw State web design to create a new logo and website. Our new logo is making its debut here on Global Giving and we hope to launch our revamped website in December. Our hope for this website is more connectivity between our donors and our students. As you browse online for gifts this holiday season, please check in with us as well

During this holiday season of thanksgiving and merriment, it is easy to forget the struggles of those around us. This recent clip from the New York Times shows the struggle for safety and education continues in South Africa. Let’s not only count our blessings, but share them with those less fortunate all around the world.

On the ground this year, our scholarship applicant pool is bigger than ever. On top of the 8 students we currently support, we are expecting to give out at least another 5 scholarships. 5 of the students have already been accepted into university programs contingent on them maintaining their grades until graduation. Some of the fields of intended study are: Commerce, Engineering, Environmental Science, Physiotherapy, and Pharmacy studies. We are not only investing in these students, but also their future impacts in the community. All the hard work and dedication of these students is starting to pay off as more doors are opening for them. We still believe that their continued education is the key to opening these opportunities they have worked so hard for. Your continued support and donations allow us to be that key.

In the spirit of the giving season, we will shortly being our winter fundraising push. Keeps us in your thoughts as we seek to empower our upcoming class of 2013 Open Doors Foundation Scholars! Thank you all for your continued support. We look forward to bringing you more good news soon!

The Open Doors Foundation Team

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Project Leader

Amy Wang

Cambridge, MA United States

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