Pathfinder International Ethiopia and Addis Ababa Women Association
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).
GlobalGiving Scholarship Program
Report on activities between July-September 2012
As this reporting period coincided with the end of the academic year, there were no new recruits to the scholarship program during this reporting period; however, a four-month scholarship extension was given for three girls whose accounts ran out of money before they were able to take their exams and complete their school year. Providing additional support to selected girls so that they are able to complete their education is essential. Those who face financial barriers often do not return to school. Scholarship extension support was given for three female students: 1) Yetmwork Bezawork, 2) Chekolech Tegegne, and 3) Rediet Abebe in order to enable them to finish the academic year.
Additional students will be recruited at the beginning of the Ethiopian school year and be provided with 24-month scholarships dependent on funding levels. As indicated in the last quarterly report, we have a total of 70 GlobalGiving scholarship beneficiaries.
Scholarship Extension Recipients:
Chekolech Tegegne lives in Addis Ababa Yeka sub-city with her aunt. When both of her parents died, her aunt took her in and helped her with her education. Chekolech is an outstanding student, however, her aunt is very poor and was unable to support Chekolech education for the long-term. Chekolech applied for a GlobalGiving scholarship and after the school committee and based on her educational performance and financial need, she was granted a scholarship. Chekolech was able to finish her secondary school and passed her exams to enter university with high marks. She was given a four-month scholarship extension to help her finish this academic year.
Yematawork Bezawork is living at Gulele sub-city. She is disabled and she lost both of her parents when she was a child. She is living with a good Samaritan woman who voluntarily offered her home to Yematawork. Yematawork is an outstanding student, but because of her economic hardship she had difficulties continuing with her education. She then received a GlobalGiving scholarship and was able to continue at school. Yematawork has received remarkable results on her exams for university and is one of the highest achievers in her school. She received a four-month scholarship extension to help her finish this academic year.
Rediet Abebet is living Arada sub-city with her mother who is poor and working as house maid. Though Rediet is an outstanding student, her mother was unable to support her education properly. Rediet received a GlobalGiving scholarship to support her education. Rediet is completed secondary school and is now able to move on to university study. She received a four-month scholarship extension that allowed her to finish this acadamic year.
GLOBAL GIVING SCHOLARSHIP REPORT
As indicated in the last quarterly report, we have a total of 70 GlobalGiving scholarship beneficiaries. There were no new recruits during this reporting period as the school year is coming to a close; however, a one-month scholarship extension was given for ten girls whose accounts ran out of money before they were able to take their exams and complete their school year. Additional students will be recruited at the beginning of the Ethiopian school year and be provided with 24-month scholarships dependent on funding levels.
The names of the students who received the scholarship extension are Beletu Dangachew, Abebu Taffa, Woinshet Zewdi, Fikirtemariam Chefikee, Zeritu Haile, Haregewoin Abera, Seblewongel Tariku, Filagot Bogale, Yenenesh Gashaw, and Fikirte Tenne.
Total number of scholarship beneficiaries to date
Grade: 6 Students: 1
Grade: 7 Students: 7
Grade: 8 Students: 4
Grade: 9 Students: 12
Grade: 10 Students: 16
Grade: 11 Students: 9
Grade: 12 Students: 14
Joined University Students: 6
Left for unknown reasons: 1 student. Efforts have been made to find her and return her back to school.
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