The Asherah Foundation is committed to helping women around the world overcome barriers to postsecondary education. This project will financially support three women in Liberia, Burundi, and South Sudan continue their education in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that has disproportionately impacted women and exacerbated gender inequalities. The future of higher education is constantly evolving and the Asherah Foundation is dedicated to standing by women through all these changes.
Maryline is pursuing an Environmental Health Studies degree to change the living conditions for women in her community. Evelyne, an advocate for people with disabilities, is working for a degree in Business Administration. Jackline is receiving an Accounting and Finance degree to support women interested in starting businesses in South Sudan. COVID-19 has caused significant disruptions in their education due to delayed exams and lack of appropriate technology to participate in online classes.
COVID-19 has significantly disrupted Maryline, Evelyne, and Jackline's academic journeys. Our scholarships help alleviate the financial burden placed on women who are expected to pay for themselves, their families, and their academic expenses all while getting an education. This project will provide funds to help these women receive all the resources they need to complete their degree in the midst of social, political, and economic instability caused by the pandemic.
The project will help all three women get closer to their academic goals. Once they obtain their desired education, they will have the freedom to choose their own path in their careers and lives, making them more financially stable. The impact of the project will also bring a change in the opportunities for the next generation, the cultural norms and perceptions of women getting altered once successful women enter the workforce.
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