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Give Thalia, Sahra and Noura a Chance at Education

by The Asherah Foundation, Inc.
Give Thalia, Sahra and Noura a Chance at Education
Give Thalia, Sahra and Noura a Chance at Education
Give Thalia, Sahra and Noura a Chance at Education
Give Thalia, Sahra and Noura a Chance at Education
Give Thalia, Sahra and Noura a Chance at Education
Give Thalia, Sahra and Noura a Chance at Education
Give Thalia, Sahra and Noura a Chance at Education
Give Thalia, Sahra and Noura a Chance at Education

Greetings and a Happy New Year from the Asherah Foundation!

 As we begin 2021, we want to thank you all for your support in 2020. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we have still been able to provide support to our incredible scholarship recipients, thanks to contributions from you.

In this report, we wanted to share progress from Thalia, Noura, and Sahra. Thalia and Sahra are still on-track to complete their degrees despite facing setbacks and delays due to COVID-19. These incredible women still need your support during this challenging time.

In addition, we are thrilled to announce that Noura has successfully passed her Viva (oral examination) for her master’s degree! Noura has been working on her MS in Communication & Information Technology at University Malaysia Perlis. Her research has been focused on:

  • the effect of social media on the development of children – particularly in Yemen,
  • improving communication to help underserved women learn about community services available to them, so that
  • Yemeni civil society is better enabled to create positive change for women and children in the country.

She is also on track to publish two articles in academic journals within the next few months.  We will be sure to share her academic writings as soon as they are published!

As we shared in our recent Facebook profile, after she escaped the violence in Yemen, she worked to build programs and develop projects supporting access to education for more than 6,000 children in Yemen! She went back to school for her master’s degree so that she could improve and scale up her work. 

We celebrate Noura’s accomplishment and ask you to consider making a donation to help support Thalia and Sahra as they also work towards their degrees.

Thank you for helping us support women around the world!  

The Asherah Foundation Team

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Greetings from the Asherah Foundation!

Congratulations again to Noura, one of our 2019 scholarship recipients!

Her story begins in Yemen, a country torn by war, increasing poverty, damaged infrastructure, a devastating economy, food insecurity, and inadequate health care. As the conflict continues, the COVID-19 pandemic creates more uncertainty and detrimental effects for Yemen’s citizens.

Noura’s strength and determination surpasses Yemen’s challenges and is a story of hope. Despite the challenges of transitioning to studying remotely, she remains focused as she perseveres and adapts to taking online training courses.

“Thank you for your generosity, which will allow me to achieve my dream of getting [this] degree and helping people learn about community services available to them.” - Noura

In two months, Noura plans to complete her master’s degree. Noura lives in a world with no limitations. No boundaries of war to hinder her dreams. As a change maker and a resilient woman breaking the cycles of Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, she aims to help Yemen’s vulnerable population gain a voice. With her passion, she shapes the lives of individuals and with these steps, she transforms a nation.

Thank you for helping us support women around the world!

The Asherah Foundation Team

 



*For privacy purposes, the recipient’s name has been changed.

Reference:

https://www.worldbank.org/en/country/yemen/overview

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Today we want to introduce you to Sahra, a 29 year old woman from South Sudan, who despite juggling with different responsibilities and difficulties, finds the strength and passion to give back to society. She wants to empower women in self-reliance, teaching them financial accountability and management skills, in order to help them understand how to run a business, save money, and deal with finances efficiently. On a larger scale, she hopes to play an active role in ending the corruption that’s occurring in her country’s public sector, by setting up methodologies for managing resources based on evidence.


Thanks to your generosity, Sahra is able to continue her studies, and get closer to achieving a bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance, at Cavendish University. If you want to know more about her, you can access her full story on our blog!

Thank you for constantly helping us support women around the world!
The Asherah Foundation Team

*For privacy purposes, the recipient's name has been changed.

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Greetings from the Asherah Foundation!

Today we want to introduce you to Noura, a 37-year-old woman from Yemen, who is currently studying in Malaysia. Regardless of the socio-political difficulties faced by Yemeni people, Noura has strongly believed that her efforts could bring a change to her community. Through constant volunteering and mentorship programs for organizations such as the Blind Women Association, UNICEF, and the National Cultural Center for Youth, she has dedicated her time to teaching children and raising awareness to the difficulties faced by vulnerable groups of people.

Thanks to your generosity, Noura is able to continue her research in Human Development and Techno Communication at the Universiti Malaysia Perlis, where she is pursuing her master degree. If you want to know more about Noura, you can access her full story on our blog!

Thank you for constantly helping us support women around the world!
The Asherah Foundation Team

*For privacy purposes, the recipient's name has been changed.

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Greetings from the Asherah Foundation!

Do you remember Thalia, Sahra, and Noura? Not too long ago you generously donated money for their education. We are now happy to tell you that thanks to your support, our fundraiser successfully graduated the Global Giving Accelerator, raising $5,489 and counting. This gives us the opportunity to keep the campaign active for as long as we want to, offering us the chance to help many more women.

Today I plan to talk to you about Thalia, a 29 year old woman from Burundi, who knows that giving up is not an option. Thalia has had a tumultuous life, fighting with poverty ever since the civil war between the Hutsus and the Tutsi broke out in Burundi in 1993. The war exemplified a tremendous material loss and scarcity of opportunities, but also a massive emotional disruption, claiming more than 300,000 innocent lives. Thalia too, experienced severe loss: the war didn’t only take her father and relatives, but also her right leg.

Nevertheless, despite all the obstacles life decided to throw at her, she has fought fiercely for her future. She is now studying Business Administration at the International University of Equator, and with the help of the Asherah Foundation’s scholarship she will be able to continue her studies. You can read her full story here!

Thank you for constantly helping us support women around the world!

The Asherah Foundation Team

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