Generous friends and family, warm greeting from Zambia! I am reaching out to gather your support for two intelligent and amazing girls from Masamba, my host community here in Zambia. Both Rhoda and Sarah Bwalya are members of my host family who have the potential to be great female leaders in Zambia. They are driven young women with the charisma and determination required to finish their education and do great things with their lives. Unfortunately, the education system is stacked against female students and they need the support from generous people like yourselves to see their educational aspirations come to fruition. If you are able to help support them, all donations would be greatly appreciated by myself, Sarah, Rhoda and the entire Masamba community.
Sarah Bwalya is a 14 year old girl who recently finished at the top of her class at Masamba Primary School. She in one of six children in her family of farmers in Northern Zambia. Sarah is a member of my host family and has also participated in a number of Peace Corps programs, always showing an enthusiasm to learn in and outside of the classroom. She hopes to attend a boarding school in a local town to improve her English so that she can become a nurse one day.
Rhoda Bwalya is grade 9 student who has recently finished her first year of secondary school in Kasama, where she is thriving in the academic environment. She hopes to continue attending the boarding school so that she can have a solid career after school and even go on to attend University.