Thanks For Helping to Make Their Education Dreams Come True
By Sylvester Renner - Project Leader
Group of excited scholarship beneficiaries
THANK YOU for being a dream-maker! You helped to make the dream of on-going education come true.
We recently provided a new round of scholarships to deserving children in Sierra Leone. The families were extremely appreciative of the support that you helped make happen. The scholarships are enabling them to continue their education. The children were excited to receive the scholarships. Together with their families, they pledged to do their best to succeed in school.
We were touched by their enthusiasm, hope and courage. We are indeed grateful to be part of making their dream come true - another year of education!
The children attend different schools throughout Freetown with ages ranging from 8 to 19 years old. Some of the Freetown beneficiaries and other located in the provinces were not able to attend the award ceremony. Some of the children come from families that were displaced as a result of the rebel war. For some of them, one of two or their siblings are not in school due to financial hardship.
Without your support, this would not have happened.
We have found out that the provision of educational assistance in the form of scholarships directly addresses the all-too-common situation where parents are not able to cover school fees and related costs such as uniforms. By providing financial assistance, we are helping to ensure that the children stay in school. This is helping to shape their lives and prepare them for a better future. We additionally follow up with the families to ensure that the children attend school and maintain good grades.
We are so very grateful for your previous and on-going support! THANK YOU once more for helping to make their dreams come true.
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Details are as follows:
The #GivingTuesday campaign begins today, at 12:00:01 PM (noon) ET.
There is $250,000 available in matching funds from Microsoft.
Matching is applied at 100% for every $10 up to $1,000 per donor per project.
We need YOUR help with this right now. There are 89 deserving children on our scholarship waiting list and we would like to provide scholarships to all of them. Your donation will help make the dream of education come true for one of these precious children. Please help!
Please make your donation of $25, $50 or $100 now or as early as you can today to ensure that we get matching funds. Thanks so much for your support!
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