Help Women Access Education During Pandemic

by The Asherah Foundation, Inc.
Help Women Access Education During Pandemic
Help Women Access Education During Pandemic
Help Women Access Education During Pandemic
Help Women Access Education During Pandemic
Help Women Access Education During Pandemic
Help Women Access Education During Pandemic
Help Women Access Education During Pandemic
Help Women Access Education During Pandemic
Help Women Access Education During Pandemic
Help Women Access Education During Pandemic
Help Women Access Education During Pandemic
Help Women Access Education During Pandemic

Dear Asherah Foundation Supporters,

     The Asherah Foundation would like to express its deepest gratitude to all of you who continue to support the cause. Thanks to you have have raised $2278 USD Dollars for the Help Women Access Education During Pandemic project. We still have $330 left to achieve our goal, help us to reach it in order to continue supporting these amazing women achieve their goals! 
     According to the World Health Organization, there have been 42,398 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 15 deaths from 3 January 2020 to 17 June 2022 in Burundi. In addition, a total of 16,232 vaccine doses had been delivered as of June 5, 2022. Despite COVID-19 and thanks to your support, Evelyne has been able to continue with her education at the International University of Equator in Burundi.
     We are pleased to inform you that Evelyn succesfully registered her courses for this semester which started in March 2022. She is currently in her second year of pursuing a bachelor in Business Adminstration and Management. She has succesfully passed courses such as: Accounting and Management, Law and Research, and Money and Taxation — just to mention a few. 
     Evelyn is a role model for never giving up. During the Burundi Civil War she lost her right leg, but this did not stop her to pursue her bachelor degree. She has expressed her heartfelt gratitude for all the support and encouragement she has received. Furthermore, she wants to be the voice of disabled people from her community who are prone to discrimination.
     All these women whom the Asherah Foundation is able to support thanks to all of you, are to be admired and seen as a source of inspiration. Thank you for all your support, help us continue with this mission! 
COVID-19 Data Source: https://covid19.who.int/region/afro/country/bi (Accessed June 19, 2022.)
Best,
The Asherah Foundation Team
     

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Succeeding in Difficult Circumstances 

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on people and their access to education around the world.

Worldwide cases of COVID-19 are nearing 275 million, with 1,101,195 new cases reported in the last 7 days. 543,414 of these have been reported in the last 24 hours alone! (These are just official numbers, meaning that there are likely many, many more.)

The good news is that approximately 44% of the world’s population has been “fully vaccinated”. The bad news is that what it means to be "fully" vaccinated changes daily as new variants of concern are identified which evade vaccine protections. The access to vaccines has also been uneven - meaning that in many parts of the world, very tiny percentages of the population have been vaccinated even as case numbers continue to rise. COVID-19 continues to disrupt access to education and to create additional challenges and barriers for women working to complete their degrees.

Although their situations continue to be difficult, the three women featured here continue to strive for excellence and to succeed despite the difficult circumstances!

Liberia COVID Situation

  • Cases have increased by 467% in last 7 days
  • Started vaccinations: April 1, 2021
  • 14.93 persons fully vaccinated per 100 population

Maryline

  • Continues to work while attending school.
  • Elected as Vice President for Administration of the Environmental Science Student Association (ESSA).
  • Successfully completed her Sophomore year as a major in Environmental Sciences.
  • Completed coursework in: Conservation and Protected Area Management, Calculus, Human Environmental Interaction, Environmental Health & Safety Management, and more!

Burundi COVID Situation

  • Cases have increased by 485% in last 7 days
  • Started vaccinations: Oct. 18, 2021
  • .03 persons fully vaccinated per 100 population

Evelyne

  • Continues to collaborate with a local organization advocating for those with disabilities: Appui aux Initiatives des Personnes Handicapées (AIPH).
  • With your generous support, she was able to purchase a computer to assist with her online coursework.

South Sudan COVID Situation

  • Cases have increased by 1.09k% in last 7 days
  • Started vaccinations: April 6, 2021
  • 1.62 persons fully vaccinated per 100 population

Fortunately, Jackline is able to attend a university in Uganda where the COVID-19 situation is slightly better.

Uganda COVID Situation

  • Cases have increased by (only!) 261% in last 7 days
  • Started vaccinations: March 10, 2021
  • 3.08 persons fully vaccinated per 100 population

Jackline

  • Due to COVID-19, exams for both Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 were conducted online in Spring 2021. Despite the extreme delay, she successfully passed them all. This is on top of her role as a single mother with extended family (13 siblings) to support!
  • She must access an internet facility for basic online interactions such as Zoom. This has been an ongoing challenge as much of her program was online prior to COVID! She noted: “As a distance learning student whose learning depended solely on internet connections, this has been so challenging during the lockdown as cafes had to close, the few options became more expensive and not so effective for download and upload of documents.” Fortunately, we have been able to support her and she continues to succeed. 
  • She is currently pursuing an internship while conducting a research project.

These amazing women remind us of what resilience looks like! Their continued success in the face of adversity serves as a source of inspiration to women in their families, in their communities, and around the world! Help us continue to support them!

COVID-19 Data Source: https://covid19.who.int (Accessed December 21, 2021.)

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Dear Asherah Foundation Supporters,

We are halfway to reaching our fundraising goal! Thank you to all your contributions thus far that have allowed us to support our incredible scholarship recipients! In this report, we wanted to share progress from Jackline, Maryline, and Evelyne. 

Despite ongoing lockdowns due to the pandemic and other challenges, Jackline has successfully completed her recent exams at Cavendish University-Uganda. Maryline has also successfully completed her most recent semester at Stella Maris Polytechnic with high marks in the following courses: Environmental & Remedial Action, Finite Mathematics, and Environmental Health & Safety Management. Both women continue to make progress towards their degrees in Business Administration (Jackline) and Environmental Studies (Maryline). 

For Evelyne, the COVID-19 crisis led to an almost year-long delay of university operations at Bujumbura International University-Burundi. This past spring, Evelyne was finally able to complete her exams from the 2019-2020 Academic Year while continuing to be an advocate for the disabled in her community.

We celebrate the accomplishments of our scholarship recipients who have been faced with numerous disruptions to their academic journeys as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask that you continue contributing to our project as these three women work towards completing their degrees in the following academic years. Thank you again for your generosity and support that has helped women around the world pursue their dreams of higher education!

 

Best,

The Asherah Foundation Team

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