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"Education Is The Most Powerful Weapon Which You Can Use To Change The World"-Nelson Mandela: Back-to-School Scholarship Appeal For Mission of Hope Children's Center, Malindi-Kenya:
BACK-TO-SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP APPEAL: Universal Education For All is the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The orphaned and vulnerable children's of Milalani Village, Malindi and around the Republic of Kenya have every right to education regardless of social status.
Most orphans in Kenya are denied education rights by family or the state, and as such, Aid Kenya Foundation has taken up the responsibility to offer education scholarship to all orphans and to build them Mission of Hope Children's Center/Milalani Community School.
Foster-A-Child: Education For Orphans Sponsorship Program is a scholarship program hosted by the Aid Kenya Foundation (AKF), a humanitarian aid and development assistance foundation in Kenya, to promote education in Milalani Community, Malindi, Kenya; as well as support children and students from poor backgrounds in from rural-urban Kenya.
The program’s mission is to offer scholarships to orphaned and vulnerable children; providing post secondary education and vocational training to teenage mothers and the youth; promoting educational institutions; and building schools, vocational training centers, and orphanages in Kenya to improve education standards of orphans and secure their future and attack poverty.
We seek to link most serving children to foster families, companies, foundations, and individuals who commit to educate a child in Kenya. Foster Guardians will get files and detailed information and updates about the children they are sponsoring.
A one off or monthly sponsorship program is available for individuals, tourist, companies, organizations and corporations who can Foster Children by paying school fees of the deserving beneficiaries selected by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Sponsors can donate school tuition fees or upkeep fees in cash or in kind in the form of books, school uniforms, stationery, computers, sanitary towels, food, water, sporting gears, shoes, paint, water tanks, chairs, cabinets, tables and equipment.
The sponsors or volunteers on experiential learning can help Mission of Hope Children’s Center/Milalani Community School to renovate or build a School Library, Classroom, Dormitory, Kitchen, Dining Hall, Administration Block, Borehole, or buy a school van, motor cycle or bicycle (to improve access or transportation).
CATEGORY/ITEM & COST PER MONTH IN USD:
Early Childhood Education (ECD) - USD. 30
Primary - USD. 50
Secondary - USD. 78
Post-Secondary(Polytechnic/College) - USD. 105
University - USD. 187
STIC Talent Incubation(Academy) - USD. 105
AKF-PED Feeding & Nutrition Program - USD. 60
Transportation - USD.55
Books & Stationery( A School Back Pack) - USD. 40
Computer - USD. 30
Educational Trips(ElimuTours) - USD. 25
How To Make A Donation:
1. Direct Deposit or Transfers Or Standing Order Send to:
Bank Account Information:-
A/C Name: AID KENYA FOUNDATION
A/C No. : 082-1430151
Swift Code: BARCKENX
Bank: BARCLAYS BANK OF KENYA
Branch: Haile Selassie Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
2. Western Union/MoneyGram:
Payee: Armstrong O’Brian Ongera, Jr.
We request for modest donations from individuals, diaspora, companies, ministries, volunteers, development partners (agencies) and well wishers to help achieve the Universal Education For All as a Millennium Development Goal. Donations from as little as USD 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 1000 or more are accepted.
For Donations or further inquiries reach us on E-mail:
MISSION OF HOPE CHILDREN’S CENTER,
AID KENYA FOUNDATION,
P. O. BOX 98283-80100,
Tel. +254 715 812 355
The Pacific Leaders Graduate Student Fellowship program was established in March 2007 by the British Columbia Government in order to attract top-quality researchers to the B.C. Public Service while producing research to address key issues facing British Columbia. Archived information on the program is at http://ur1.ca/2ae4
Pacific Leaders fellows received $20,000 per year for each year of graduate studies up to two years, with up to 20 fellows chosen each year. The fellowships were to support graduate students whose areas of research are relevant to the future of the province. Once students complete their graduate degrees, they must work one year for the B.C. Public Service for every year of graduate studies funded through the fellowship.
In March 2009, the BC Government suspended the program and will not be awarding fellowships in 2009 despite having increased the budget of StudentAid BC by $500,000 in the 2009/2010 Budget. While acknowledging the challenging financial situation the province is in, the suspension of this funding program again demonstrates the need for the Government to maintain its commitment to long-term strategies rather than vacillating from perceived crisis to crisis.
CURRENT ISSUES FACING HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY
ISSUE ONE - El Dorado Scholarship Matching
Henderson has chosen to match the Murphy Oil "El Dorado Promise" scholarship program, which will award $50 million to graduates of El Dorado High School over the next 10 years. Funds used to match this motion will prevent eligible students from other parts of the state from receiving proper academic scholarships.
This motion will allow a student from El Dorado to receive a full ride scholarship (half from Murphy Oil and half from Henderson) simply by graduating from high school, while a student from any other part of the state must achieve a 27 on the ACT to even qualify for the same amount in academic scholarships.
ISSUE TWO - ACT Discontinuation
In a recent news article, Dr. Dunn has mentioned a possible transition away from using ACT scores as a basis for granting scholarships.
“Maybe we should get away from the ACT [American College Testing program] and give academic scholarships to people who have lower ACT scores but who can do college-level work,” Dunn said. “Now, we automatically give money to a high ACT score, and more money as the ACT score goes higher. Oftentimes, that money goes to the people who least need it, upper-class people. We [HSU] are rethinking the whole scholarship program.”
ISSUE THREE - Financial Aid Reform
Henderson will attempt to enact a new method of distributing financial aid to students. Rather than attribute the exact promised amount of Henderson aid, the new system would instead apply all other federal, state, and private aid to the student's account, then apply up to the amount of the scholarship until the bill is paid.
How does this affect you? Henderson will be taking money you qualified for (Pell, Arkansas Academic Challenge, etc.) and use it instead of their own to cover your costs (capped at the cost of tuition and room and board), preventing the disbursement of a refund.
Here is a financial explanation of this policy:
We will use an example of a student who qualifies for $1,000 in Pell and $500 in private scholarships per semester as well as receives a "full ride" scholarship valued at $4,500 from Henderson. Henderson will apply the $1,500 first, reducing the bill to $3,000 and then contribute their "full ride" to the account.
Our principal of Kennard school started 2 yrs. ago. She has brought up our task scores in a school which was previously failing. She promotes principal student relations and has provided scholarship funding for kids and increased field trip activities. She is up for her 2 yr. contract and is being out voted.
Please help us she has made our school fun and a great learning expirience. I have a 9 yr. old and a 12 yr. old nephew who are both in the Duke scholarship program because of our principal.
PLEASE we ask you again to help save her.
This petition was created in protest of the Class of 2006 Senior Gift Scholarship, which won second place to that of Root Glen extension.
The Root Glen extension rightfully won the popular vote and should therefore be pursued.