The African Sports and Education Funds beneficiary and triple Kenya Open Champion, Aziza Butoyi, attended her first class at Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois, USA this week. Aziza is very excited (though a little bewildered) about being there and hopes to perform well, both in academics and in tennis. Aziza, hails from a slum in Bujumbura, Burundi, and is one of the regions best women tennis players, a talent that got her noticed by famous tennis coach, Dr. Liz Odera, who, together with a main sponsor Kassie McIlivaine, too her to school. Her commitment to hard work has paid off: a tennis scholarship to the USA.
Aziza will be the first girl in her village (and the first in her family) to complete high school and attend university. Well done Aziza, and thank you Globalgiving, largest supporter of the fund, Kassie MacIlvaine and all those who have donated towards this project, you have certainly changed a life forever!
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