"My name is Tamara. My hope and dream in life is to become a nurse and being the first born of the family I need to set a good standard for my sibling to emulate from. I want to thank you for giving me an opportunity to be able to continue my education. I faced challenges, especially coming from a broken family where mum and dad had to divorce and I was forced to live with my grandmother. My favorite subject is biology and i promise to work hard in school in order to achieve my dreams!"
Thanks to friends like you, Tamara and 77 other young people have been able to continue secondary school. We remain fully committed to supporting them through graduation by providing full tuition scholarships and giving them the supplies they need to succeed in school!
"My name is Cece. Being a scholarship recipient has restored my dreams of completing my education. I [started receiving a scholarship] when I was in grade 9 and now I am in grade 11. I can't wait to complete my secondary school and see what the next chapter will be for me. Without this scholarship I would not have managed to pay for my school fees and other school supplies like my uniform, school schools, backpack and sanitary napkins. I am very grateful for the opportunity and my hope is that you continue to support us until all the girls in the program are done with school. Thank you so much!"
Thanks to friends like you, five girls will graduate this year. However, Cece and 10 other girls in Zambia need your help to cover their tuition and supplies through 2023. Please donate today and give these girls the resources to complete their educations and empower them to pursue their dreams!
Gloria has had a difficult life. She has a daughter who is already 7 years old. Gloria’s father passed away at a young age and her mother had to go door-to-door to scrounge up what little money she could to feed her family. Her mother often did not have enough money to pay for school fees, which resulted in long periods of time where Gloria and her sister were out of school.
After giving birth, Gloria focused on finding employment to support her family and she did not think she could ever return to school. Unfortunately, she found little work--and none of what she found could pay her bills. Even many of the lowest level jobs required grade 9 results but Gloria had dropped out of school in grade 8. Thankfully a friend told her about programs for young mothers at the Lubuto Model Library.
Gloria completed a 3-month family literacy program at the Model Library, which taught her how to read and write. After completing this program, she joined the Lubuto mentoring program and received a scholarship to go back to school.
Now in grade 11, Gloria is looking forward to completing her secondary school studies and becoming a nurse. And we are committed to giving her all the tools she needs to graduate.
“I am not the only one who dropped out of school. We are so many…. My advice to my friends is don’t give up no matter what,” says Gloria.
Gloria has turned a corner and now has a bright future thanks to her drive, caring and nurturing library staff, and scholarship support from friends like you. Although Covid-19 has impacted schooling in Zambia significantly, the scholarship program continues to transform lives. 23 girls are now receiving secondary school scholarships and we will continue to support them through graduation!
Please donate now to help us raise the scholarship funds necessary to support 13 Zambian girls all the way through their educations!
Leah is a 19 year old orphan whose parents died of HIV/AIDS. Because of the stigma of HIV/AIDS in her society, nobody would help her with her school funding, and she became a house maid to make money. After a friend invited her to the Lubuto Model Library, she applied to the scholarship program and was accepted.
Recognizing the importance of education in a successful life, Leah said, "School is important... especially to a girl child. Through school you can become a doctor, president, nurse, lawyer, etc." Without your help, girls like Leah would not have the opportunity to complete school and get on track to having a successful life.
The scholarship program provides school supplies, books, uniforms, and sanitary supplies to its recipients. $1,500 is needed by NEXT WEEK to support Leah and 12 other girls through the 2021 school year. Donate now to support their educations!
Rachel, a Zambian girl whose family couldn't support her education, was selected for the scholarship program in 2017. When selected, she regained hope of becoming a nurse when the possibility of returning to and graduating from school became a reality.
Along with paving the way for her own successful future, Rachel is hopeful that she will be able to give her child a better education than she had. "I don't want my child to lack anything. I'll make sure I get educated and get a decent job."
The scholarship program provides school supplies, books, uniforms, and sanitary supplies to its recipients. $1,500 is needed by January 22nd to support Rachel and 12 other girls through the 2021 school year. Donate now to support their educations!
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