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LEAH S DREAM INC Tax ID 27-2986141


Leah’s Dream sponsors education and community development through financial and mentoring support for young women in Northern Ghana.

At the young age of 11 years old, Leah Horowitz was drawn to adventure and fascinated with the wider world. By the time she arrived at Dartmouth College as an undergraduate, she was motivated by the words of Dartmouth President Dickey’s charge: "The world’s problems are your problems."

Leah was just on the precipice of womanhood. Afafanto means butterfly in the native Ghana language of Twi. Leah

was similar to that butterfly emerging from her cocoon. She struggled mightily to find her identity and place in the world, in an effort to come to terms with not being able to do it all. She once said that dying did not scare her, but only the sadness of not doing all she intended to do.

Leah died at the age of 29 on the Cape Coast road of Ghana, West Africa.

In order to carry on Leah's legacy of compassion, leadership, academic excellence, and a spirit of giving, the Leah K. Horowitz Afafanto Scholarship will sponsor promising young women from Northern Ghana so that they can continue their education through secondary school. It is hoped that these special young women will gain the knowledge and skills that they need to empower and improve the lives of women and children in their communities.