Thank you! We are please to share that Meseret is fully sponsored!
Meseret is a vivacious, bright young woman whose smile lights up a room. Prior to entering the HFK Family Empowerment program, Meseret, along with her two sisters and widowed mother would go twice a day to the city trash dump inorder to collect and sell items they found. Meseret’s mother Kelemua worked hard to try to put her girls in school, as she herself dropped out of school in her elementary years, leaving her in a constant struggle for survival and to provide for her family.
Recently, Meseret received some exciting news regarding her education - she has been selected to attend private school! In the past, she has attended a local government school, but she was chosen for this opportunity because of her academic performance and paricipation in our youth and education programs. Students are selected to receive this scholarship by our Ethiopian staff based on criteria such as GPA, regular attendance at our tutoring, library, and youth programs. Meseret is extremely bright and has a 92.5% average. She has much potential! When looking at her GPA we consider that girls are at a disadvantage due to familial obligations and societal expectations. For example, girls are often expected to do the familial cooking and childcare within the home in addition to their school studies.
We believe private school will be an important and positive change in Meseret’s life and we are excited for this next step in her education journey. Meseret is in Grade 6 at Kore Berhane Wengel school and has the opportunity to be taught in smaller classrooms, with greater support from teachers and receive Christian teaching. This Educational Sponsorship will cover tuition, uniform, textbooks, and school supplies. In turn, this will help Meseret break the cycle of poverty by empowering her mind and offering hope for a better future.
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Child Education Sponsorships are an important way to empower the younger generation in their schooling, and provides an avenue for hope and a future.
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