10 December 2012

One Love Scholarship (Updated)

During my year in Namibia (2009), I established the "One Love Scholarship" in Mangetti and your help would be greatly appreciated. The goal of this scholarship is to send one learner from Mangetti Combined School to senior secondary school (grades 11 and 12).

Mangetti Combined only goes up to grade 10, so the learners have to leave the bush to go to senior secondary school in town. Unfortunately, this means much higher school fees than most families in Mangetti can afford.

The average household income in Mangetti is 3 US Dollars per day. Yes, I said household and yes, I said 3 dollars per day! This is not even enough money to provide 1 meal a day for a family, as many rely on help from extended relatives. Needless to say, the average senior secondary school fees of 400 US Dollars is far more than they can afford.

In Namibia, passing grade 10 is a significant accomplishment, but in order to open doors of opportunity, they must pass grade 12. The people of Mangetti get neglected enough as it is, so we'd like to keep that door of opportunity open for at least one learner per year. This is where YOU come in! A donation of $10, $20 or $50 can provide a serious lift in a young Namibian's life. Larger donations are accepted also, but only if you're willing and able. If we can put together donations to equal $400, we can send a promising learner from Mangetti to grade 11 and 12! Thank you, in advance, for supporting international education, a key component of achieving world peace. :)

You can donate on my site by clicking on the "DONATE" icon.

FYI: The money for senior secondary school covers school development funds, hostel fees, stationary fees, uniform fees and other school fees that vary from school to school. Rest assured that every penny you donate will be used towards their education. The winner of the scholarship will be selected in mid-December when we find out the grade 10 results.

Here are photos of the 2 previous One Love Scholarship recipients. 

This was taken when he won dinner in my hut for scoring the highest on the math exam in grade 10.  This picture represents Kamina very well.  He is a very fun-loving young man.  UPDATE: Kamina has passed Grade 12 and is attending University!

Garu is one of the hardest working people I've ever met.  This photo was taken in our library, which he helped create in the year I was in Namibia. UPDATE: Garu is awaiting his Grade 12 test results.