Pathfinder International and Addis Ababa Women’s Association
GlobalGiving Donors Report
Educate and Empower 800 Ethiopian Girls Project
September - November 2013
GlobalGiving donors have generously supported Pathfinder International’s project to empower women and girls in Ethiopia by providing scholarships for their continued education to mitigate their risk of dropping out and to build their life and leadership skills. Since May 2008, Pathfinder has recruited 104 female students from poor families through its GlobalGiving project, Educate and Empower 800 Ethiopian Girls. In total, 77 girls from Addis Ababa and 27 girls from the Amhara region have received scholarship assistance and orientation on youth reproductive health issues.
We had an exciting start to the school year, with 20 young women who have received scholarship support continuing their education by enrolling in university. During this reporting period, the project did not enroll new scholarship beneficiaries, as the majority of new recruits (12 female students) were enrolled during the previous reporting period, prior to the September start of the school year. Instead, during the last quarter, the project extended tuition and school supplies assistance to four existing beneficiaries for a total of 40 additional months in school.
With the support of GlobalGiving donors, Pathfinder is currently providing support to 77 girls, who, in addition to receiving tuition assistance for continued education, are provided with sexual and reproductive health education and support for girls' clubs that provide social support and mentoring by successful women in their communities. Our comprehensive model integrates health information and life skills to help adolescent girls realize their full potential.
Pathfinder International Ethiopia and Addis Ababa Women Association
GlobalGiving Educate and Empower 800 Ethiopian Girls (Merged previous Girls' Scholarships project and Girl Effect project)
June- August 2013 Report
GlobalGiving donors have generously supported Pathfinder International’s project to empower women and girls in Ethiopia by providing scholarships for their continued education to mitigate their risk of drop-out and to build their life and leadership skills. Since May 2008, Pathfinder recruited 104 female students from poor families through its newly-merged GlobalGiving projects now called Educate and Empower 800 Ethiopian Girls. In this project 77 girls from Addis Ababa and 27 girls from the Amhara region are receiving scholarship assistance and orientation on youth reproductive health issues.
During this reporting period, seven new girls have been recruited and received scholarship assistance. Due to the new scholarship assistance they received, these female students have been able to continue their studies this September—the start of a new school year.
2. NEW ADMISSIONS DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD
SN Name Gr. School No of Months
1 Amelework G. 10 K/D/Selam 4
2 Netsanet H. 10 K/D/Selam 4
3 Tewede A. 10 K/D/Selam 4
4 Almaz A. 9 K/D/Selam 4
5 Sintayehu A. 7 Salayish 4
6 Tizibt G. 7 Salayish 4
7 Almaz G. 7 Salayish 4
TOTAL NEW = 7 girls
3. EXTENSION OF ASSISTANCE FOR EXISTING BENEFICIARIES DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD
1 Feben T. 10 Millennium Sec 4
2 Abaynesh D. 10 Millennium Sec 4
3 Netsanet E. 10 Fanna Sec 4
4 Firehiwot Z. 10 Asco Sec 4
5 Hilina Y. 8 T. Kokeb 4
6 Meron L. 10 Miazia 23 4
7 Seblewongel T. 11 Minilik II 4
8 Mahder M. 12 W/Yirad 4
9 Nigist E. 9 Salayish Sec 4
Total = 9 girls
6. TOTAL SCHOLARSHIPS ISSUED TO FEMALE STUDENTS TO DATE
Scholarship #* No of Girls Assisted as of Period of assistance
1 4 May 2008 50 months
2 1 May 2008 50 months
3 3 March 2009 43 months
4 1 March 2009 23 months
5 1 Aug 2009 22 months
6 1 Aug 2009 30 months
7 3 Jan 2010 23 months
8 5 Jan 2010 28 months
9 14 Mar 2010 24 months
10 1 Mar 2010 27 months
8 14 May 2010 24 months
9 3 Oct 2010 24 months
10 7 March 2011 24 months
11 5 May 2011 24 months
12` 2 June 2011 27 months
13 2 August 2011 21 months
14 2 Nov 2011 21 months
15 3 Feb 2012 20 months
16 June 2012 10 months extension
17 Sept 12 12 months extension
18 Dec 12 10 months
19 3 March 2012 8 months
20 7 June 2013 4 months
21 9 June 2013 4 months
*Italized fonts indicate female students already under assistance from the previous GlobalGiving project and for whom extension of tuition assistance was provided
Among all the GG assisted scholarship girls, except for 9 girls, all the rest have completed their deposit money looking for further assistance till completion of their secondary school.
GlobalGiving Girls Scholarship Report
JUNE 2013 REPORT
GlobalGiving donors have generously supported Pathfinder International’s project to empower women and girls in Ethiopia by providing scholarships for their continued education and mitigating their risk of drop-out. Since May 2008, Pathfinder recruited 70 female students who received primary and secondary school scholarships. We are delighted to report that six young women from our program have moved to the university level this past quarter (January-March 2013). While one student was unable to stay with the scholarship program, the remaining 63 students were able to remain in school and progress to higher grade levels. The following table indicates the students’ grade level and number of students enrolled.
Total number of scholarship beneficiaries as of June 2013
Grade No. of Girls
Left Program 1
New admission during the reporting period
The funding amount received during this reporting period was not sufficient for the recruitment of new beneficiaries into the scholarship program. While there were no new beneficiaries assisted during the reporting period, the funding amount received was allocated to students already enrolled in school for their continued education.
Progress during this reporting period
As scholarship beneficiaries entered the program, they received an initial scholarship for their schooling and were eligible to receive extension scholarships as resources became available to continue their education. The ongoing support of GlobalGiving donors has allowed many of the project’s women and girls to receive extension scholarships. At the end of this reporting period, students who were enrolled in 2008—when this program first began—have been able to stay in in school for 50 months. Other scholarship beneficiaries hope to continue on this path with the ongoing support they receive.
Students of the GlobalGiving Scholarship program have not only been able to attend school, but also to stay in school. Among the 70 GlobalGiving scholarship beneficiaries, 60 students have successfully used their initial scholarship for schooling. The challenge for these girls now is to acquire funding to finish their high school studies and finalize their secondary school education.
The students gave their testimonials that without assistance from the scholarship program, they would not have achieved much in their educational pursuits. They also stated that they were able to fulfill basic school-related expenses through the scholarship funds. The possibility of the extension of their scholarship will pave the way for them to enroll into university and they are hopeful that their wishes will be granted.
Pathfinder International is pleased to report that as a result of the generous support of our GlobalGiving donors, 70 girls have received scholarships support in Ethiopia.
Pathfinder is committed to providing ongoing support to scholarship recipients so that they can stay in school. Therefore, over the last reporting period, scholarship extensions were given to three beneficiaries to enable the girls to continue their education.
Scholarship extensions were provided to:
Based on the funding received for the program during this quarter, Pathfinder was notable to recruit any new girls to the scholarship program; however, a four-monthscholarship extension was given for two girls whose scholarship accounts hadended. As Pathfinder believes that supporting girls throughout their educationis most important, we are pleased to be able to provide additional funding toscholarship recipients who would otherwise have to drop out of school at theend of their scholarship funding period. Scholarship extension support wasgiven 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 AddisAbaba, Gulela sub-city and grew up in a resource poor family. Her father isvery old and works as a guard in a private home and her mother works as ahouse 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 theirbig family size and unable to support Yalemwork’s education. Yalemwork wasselected to receive a GlobalGiving scholarship in January 2010. At the time,she was in grade 10, and now with the GlobalGiving scholarship support, she hasreached grade 12. She was given scholarship extension to enable her to finish grade 12, which she will completein spring 2013. She is a promising student and is grateful for the opportunityto continue her education for more than two years through this scholarshipprogram.
Abebu is 17 years old and she is grade 10 student. Abebu was living inAddis Ababa, Gulela sub-city. She is an orphan and was living with hergrandfather, but he died in September 2012. Abebu received a Global Givingscholarship in March 2010 when she was in 8th grade. After her grandfather’s death, she startedliving neighbor who was willing to give her shelter, but without herscholarship support, she would not have been able to continue her education as she was unable tocover the costs of school supplies and transportation. Currently, she isattending 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 beenselected to receive an additional extension to finish the 2013 academic year(provided funding is available).
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