Education for Empowerment
As former International Educators, we firmly believe that education broadens minds, enhances earning potential and betters our global community. Sadly, many young girls are still denied an education. Over 69 million young women around the world are not in school, and most live in impoverished countries.
MEET A FEW OF THE GIRLS
To help improve this worldwide problem, a portion of the proceeds from each Amaya sale provides scholarships for girls who otherwise would not be able to attend school. These girls are bright young stars who just need a chance to learn and acquire needed skills to up-lift themselves, their families and their communities. None of these girls would have the opportunity to attend school without your support by purchasing an Amaya.
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!
Rose is a vibrant eighth grader who is part of the Kikuyu tribe, living at the base of Mount Kenya. She is a confident young woman quick to take on leadership roles and has a smile that brightens any room. Rose hopes to become a business accountant, and we believe she will accomplish anything she puts her mind to.
This tenth grade Afghani student is 18 years old and entering her final three years of secondary school. Afghani women weren’t given equality until 2004, and are still very vulnerable to violence and marginalization. This promising student is one of six siblings and aspires to be a doctor. Thanks to her education, her dreams are possible!