We hope this update finds you well and enjoying a great start to 2014! The academic year in Zambia concluded in December with several more milestone achievements for Kucetekela Foundation (KF). All six of our Grade 12 KF scholars graduated which continues our proud record of 100% graduation rate, now over the past seven years of operation.
KF supported 29 students in secondary school during 2013 as well as 20 alumni who are now studying or working in Zambia and other countries across the globe! Our students in 2013 continued our record of high academic achievement. Many of our students earned academic awards for their excellence and several students also earned awards for outstanding character and leadership. Nearly all of our eligible students were awarded with a prefect position for the 2014, which is an honor our students have earned through demonstration of their leadership skills. In the third term, our students have been particularly active in their community service projects which continue to develop and expand in the students’ home communities and schools. For individual stories from our current students and alumni, please check out our students’ blog site: http://kfstudentstories.blogspot.com
Margaret finished off the year very strong. Attached are her Term 3 results from 2013. We are very proud of her continued success.
For Margaret's second term of her Grade 11 Year at the Chalo Trust School in Lusaka, Zambia, Margaret was first in her class! In 7 out of the 8 classes she took, she received 5 A's and two A+'s. For the 2013 school year, Margaret has been studying English, Math, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Accounts, Commerce, and IT.
Margaret continues to lead by example, as we expect all of our students to do. We are thrilled that she remains number one in her class and continues to excel. Margaret was the highest ranked student in her grade last year, too.
Margaret remains involved with her extracurricular activities as well such as the Junior Engineers Technicians and Scientists (JETS) club, a math and science club which she has been involved with for several years. Margaret is also involved in a new club at her school called Communication Forum, which focuses on debate, poetry, and article writing. Margaret loves to write poems and is passionate about poetry. Margaret also loves medicine and aspires to be a pharmacist.
Margaret received awards at her school for being the female who was involved in the most activities and the student who has the most discipline. She was also awarded the title of Miss Chalo because of her exemplary behavior and her ability to be a role model to others. Additionally, Margaret was chosen to be the Vice Head Girl of the Chalo Trust School as well.
As you can see, Margaret is doing exceptionally well in all areas of her life -- academically, extra curricularly, and socially.
Attached is Margaret’s report card showing her excellent 2013 Term 2 results.
Thank you so much for your support of Margaret. Your support provides her with a life changing education and a chance to be a successful student and citizen.
The Kucetekela Foundation
Dear Global Giving Sponsors,
It is a great pleasure to write to you. I am very excited to update you on the events that have recently occurred.
I am in my second to last year, Grade 11, at the Chalo Trust School in Lusaka, Zambia. I am involved with the Junior Engineers Technicians and Scientists (JETS) club. It is a club that deals with science in its many different fields. I have been a part of it for several years now. I am also involved in a new club called Communication Forum. It deals with debate, poetry, and article writing. I am passionate about poetry and love to see it produced.
I also love medicine. Last August I went for a work experience at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ). The internship was great and strengthened my desire to study medicine. At one point I was in a quandary, trying to choose between accounting and medicine, but thanks to the KF work internship experience I now know what I want to do.
Last year, in the third term, I was awarded prizes for being the highest ranked student in Grade 10. I also received an award for being the female who was involved in the most activities and the student with the most discipline. Even more charming was being crowned Miss Chalo. This title is awarded based on behavior and the ability to be a role model to others. I was also chosen to be the Vice Head Girl of the Chalo Trust School.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your valuable support. My family and I can never cease to thank you enough. I really appreciate the education you have imparted on me and I pray that my hard work will be enough proof of how much I value your sponsorship.
Margaret continues her fine work as an exceptional student at the Chalo Trust School in Zambia. She is committed to her studies as evidenced by her strong academic performance. She is also involved with extracurricular activities such as the math and science club and the Community Service Club. In her free time, she enjoys reading and looking after plants and was awarded a silver medal for overall athletics in the junior girls’ category.
Margaret aspires to be a pharmacist. During a recent holiday, Margaret spent a week with the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) where she got a real taste for the field of medicine and public health.
Attached is Margaret’s report card showing her excellent term results.
The academic year in Zambia concluded in December with an enormous achievement for our program. All ten of our original group of KF scholars graduated from secondary school! KF is proud to report a 100% graduation rate and a 0% drop-out rate over the past five years. These ten students have been sponsored by KF since 2007 and supported for all five years of secondary school. Since less than 10% of Zambians graduate from secondary school, this achievement is particularly meaningful for KF.
Margaret had a great year too as she completed grade 10 at Chalo Trust School. Her dedication and hard work earned her the 1st position in her class. Read about Margaret's stellar performance in her updated profile.
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