Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Cost of a smile

What is a smile worth?  This smile cost about $140 and will last a lifetime.

This is one of the eleven 7th grade girls at Chipulukusu that received a HealthEd Connect scholarship to go to the 8th grade.  The scholarship paid for school fees, a dictionary, a Good News Bible (school requirement), and a jersey (sweater).  The scholarship committee tells us some of the girls cried when they were told they had received a scholarship,  They thought their school days were over.  When asked what careers they hoped to pursue the girls said journalists, nurses, teachers, and accountants.

In order to get the girls all the way through the 12th grade, they are encouraged to come back to the Chips School and share in the Girls Achievement Program (GAP) weekly activities.  We're hoping for 100% retention rate!

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