Here’s perhaps the most exciting news. We will be awarding our first college scholarship for a deserving girl!
The first chiefdom girls in the scholarship program are now graduating from high school. After carrying them this far, we want to keep the doors of opportunity open for girls to enter college.
We’re working out the costs for 4-year and 2-year college degrees in Sierra Leone. We plan to award one girl now for her first-year costs for tuition, room, board, books and transportation. This is about $1700 a year for a 4-year university. We have this first year covered, and will add college scholarships as a goal for future campaigns. Look for more on this year's awardee in a future newsletter.
We can't thank everyone enough who contributed to make all of this possible. You are amazing!
Donations came literally from across the country. From Alaska to Key Largo, Florida. From Maine to Los Angeles, and many places inbetween.
We hope you've come to agree that educating a girl is one of the most important things we can do to make this world a better place.
On behalf of the girls of Bumpeh Chiefdom and our local partner The Center for Community Empowerment & Transformation, we all say - Thank you!
-- Arlene Golembiewski, Executive Director