Reena is a 21 year old Afghani girl who is in grade 12 and will graduate in December. She has 2 sisters and 3 brothers. She loves to cook and bake when she is not studying. Reena has been a good student and is hoping to attend the Razia Jan Institute (RJI) to complete the midwifery program (a 2 year medical program) but she still needs to complete the entrance exams and get permission from her family, so we won’t know for sure probably until the new year. We wish her much success and look forward to supporting her in medical school if she is accepted.
Meet The Girls
Rose is in boarding school, in order for her to continue her education. She found it challenging at first because she was not used to being with other girls from other tribes. She has settled in nicely now and is working well with the other girls. Taking 11 subjects was also difficult at first but she has learned to use her time well and is making good progress. She is very thankful for our support through our customers and promises to do her very best to make us proud of her. We are sure she will.
Meet Aarti, a 12-year-old student in India. This bright and inquisitive student is interested in academics, dance, cultural programs and public speaking. Aarti wants to become an engineer. We see a luminous future for this very driven student.
*Update* Nishita had a wonderful 6th-grade year and has now advanced to 7th grade; She really enjoys school and loves to read; Math is her favorite subject and she still enjoys participating in dance competitions. We are very proud of her and all that she has accomplished so far!
Annet is an 11-year-old Maasai in Kenya. This bright and studious student speaks three languages: her tribal dialect, Swahili and English. Annet takes schooling very seriously, not only for herself, but also in the hope of raising her family from poverty. Her dream is to become a doctor. We know big things are in Annet’s future!