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MWCT MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

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September 23, 2010

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BENEFITING: Maasai Wilderness Conservation

ORGANIZER: Jaime

Nicole & JJ

THE STORY:

Jaime Haughey wrote -

Amanda and I have become heavily involved with MWCT. We both strongly believe in all levels of education, so we're preparing to visit Kenya next year to teach in one of the schools, as well as meeting the Maasai.

Through the efforts of MWCT the pupils enrollment rates in primary schools has significantly increased but the transition rate to secondary schools is still very low. This is because most of the parents cannot afford to pay secondary school fees. MWCT noted this as a major drawback to the future lives of the kids and started the secondary school scholarship program in the year 2006. In total 24 students have benefitted from the program with 7 of them having successfully completed their secondary school education while 17 are still studying at different stages.

We therefore have a great need in the area of scholarships. We would like in the future to have guaranteed scholarships every year. We currently have no regular donor in this area. To be precise we have not yet got a scholarship pledge for next year!

Right now, our goal is to create a scholarship pledge for the pupils needing it to complete secondary education. We want to fund 2 scholarships which pay for the next 4 years of their education. Who knows, maybe we can fund more.

It's $4000 to fund one pupil for FOUR years of secondary school! We want to send 2.

To encourage children to go to high school after eighth grade, MWCT awards four year merit scholarships to the best students based on results of a standard exam given in the eighth grade. Offering these scholarships has been extremely beneficial to the students who receive them, and allows them an opportunity for the continuation of education that most Maasai cannot afford.This means that most students stop attending school after the eighth grade.

Let's see what we can do.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela

asante kutoka chini ya mioyo yetu

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To This Fundraiser

$1,063

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jerome Van Husen

    $5

  • Amanda Darby

    $10

  • Amanda Darby

    $10

  • Elise Marie Myrvang Eikeland

    $15

  • Christine Murphy

    $12

  • Bala Kolluru

    $11

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

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The Team: $8,363 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jaime Haughey

Amount Raised

$1,356

 

8% Raised of $16,000 Goal

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Luigi Bajetti

Amount Raised

$1,200

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Nicole & JJ

Amount Raised

$1,063

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Amanda Darby

Amount Raised

$990

 

12% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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Adrianne W

Amount Raised

$830

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Joshua Beatty

Amount Raised

$564

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Catherine Newland

Amount Raised

$500

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Jaimes Thorpe

Amount Raised

$399

 

5% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $1,000

8 years ago

Bala Kolluru

Bala Kolluru

DONATION: $11

8 years ago

Christine Murphy

Christine Murphy

DONATION: $12

8 years ago

Elise Marie Myrvang Eikeland

Elise Marie Myrvang Eikeland

DONATION: $15

Keep being the amazing person you are working for charity:) you are making the world a better place to live in:) here is 15$ to get you even further:) Cheers, Dr. Elise Marie 8 years ago

Amanda Darby

Amanda Darby

DONATION: $10

You guys really made me laugh with those pics! Thank you x 8 years ago

Amanda Darby

Amanda Darby

DONATION: $10

For you and JJ, thanks for all your support xx 8 years ago

Jerome Van Husen

Jerome Van Husen

DONATION: $5

:) 8 years ago