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Elizabeth lives with her family in Tanzania. Elizabeth’s mother learned about AWEF while working at a Capuchin mission in the Morogoro region of Tanzania. She asked for help and received:
"…you have given me hope for the future and happiness…education is just like a dream to me and my family because without your help I know I would have nothing…"
In 2012 Elizabeth proudly earned a Bachelors degree in Community Development. She is one of many AWEF success stories due in large part to the secondary education AWEF sponsors. Elizabeth is “giving back” by working with disabled youth and volunteering with a local NGO working to improve the skills of farmers with the goal of increased productivity. Elizabeth, who hopes to pursue a Masters degree, says she always dreamed of a job as an activist to help her country develop successful young women as the hope of future generations.
Sylvia, one of our Kenyan AWEF graduates, and one of the top 50 students in Kenya, has been recruited by Equity Bank to be trained as part of the institutions think tank. Sylvia has made a commitment to give her first paycheck to help any girl joining form one next year! This gift is a beautiful
example of passing your gifts forward. When one girl’s life is improved her family, her community, and her country realize a cascade of positive change. This is truly the embodiment of AWEFs mission.
Susan N. is one of 8 children. Her father is dead and her mother is dying of AIDS. When she was recommended to AWEF, her sister, who is trying to keep the family together was not requesting school fees, but food. Susan expects to graduate next year.
Evlyne N. grew up in the largest slum in Nairobi. There are approximately 600 toilets for 1,000,000 people in her slum, making girls and women easy prey for robbery and rape, especially at night. Both of Evlyne’s parents died of AIDS. Evlyne will graduate this year.
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Since the program began we have been able to support 75 student, 31 are still in school and 44 have completed school. Some have gone on to:
Name Current occupation
Agness M. Accountant with ADC Farm
Ester W. Athlete also in business
Susan A. Nursery school teacher
Monicah N. University pursuing an education
Regina A. In nursing school
Veronicah W. Moi University
Zamzam M. Working with a NGO
Maureen V. Working in an elder's home
"IF YOU EDUCATE A WOMAN, YOU EDUCATE A NATION."
On the left hand side is Suzane on her graduation day toghether with her aunt. On the right hand side is Happy on her graduation day with her aunt. The two finished their Form Four education in 2016.
Elizabeth at her Baccalaureate graduation from Tumaini University, Tanzania.