Safi Life scholarship recipients
It's a whole new day!
Safi Life is thrilled to announce that we have been revisioning our nonprofit to maximize donor interest! With the help of fellow nonprofit organizations, our mentors at NCF, and our friend Joe Garcia at the wonderful organization Root Radius, Safi Life is taking on a whole new vibe. In fact - we're chanigng our name! Instead of continuing to tack the word "Foundation" on to end of our name, we're going to simply be known as "Safi Life". No, we're not going to be The Artist Formerly Known As SLF with a symbol... but we ARE going to be more effective in telling our unique story of giving!
When the word "Foundation" is included, many people are under the false assumption that we are a family foundation with loads of funds to give out. That simply is not the case -- we are a team of donors, you included, determined to make changes for women in Africa through university scholarships. It takes a village, not just a small group. You are part of our village!
Secondly, we're designing a whole new website and social media campaign. Clear, crisp, professionalism is the key here. We're so excited and hope you are too! The unveiling of safilife.org is only weeks away.
Our girls are busy in school, thriving and acing exams! The final revisioining piece, which we're most excited about, has to do with our students and the scholarships themseleves - the most important part! We are now implementing a community service aspect to the scholarships, where our girls will be giving of their time each month to mentor a fellow female orphan, in grade or secondary school. This way, the commitment to excellence and thirst for knowledge will be passed on generationally in Rwanda. Additionally, donors visiting safilife.org will have the ability to sponsor a specific girl, for less than a cup of coffee a day, all the days of her university program. Those who choose this route versus one time gifts will have the ability to communicate via hand written letters to their scholarship recipient!
Safi Life is looking forward to these next steps, and will be sure to keep you updated along the way. Until then, continued blessings on your life and gratitude for ALL that you do to ensure a woman's place in Rwanda is that of education, leadership, and promise for the future.
L to R: Fredine, Florence, Bam, Safi, Esther