How One Girl Embraced Opportunity & Will Now Impact Her Community

Things are happening fast now, with passport in hand and a visa interview scheduled. She's just been awarded the dream of a lifetime - to travel to the US and present her case study - the one she's worked on so hard over the past six months. Before school, during breaks and before bed each … Continue reading How One Girl Embraced Opportunity & Will Now Impact Her Community

Two Students Advance to Final Round in Global Competition: The Interviews

Two Studio Samuel students have advanced to the final round of 130 in MCW's Young Leaders Access competition. If selected, they'll be among 30 winners from around the globe who will travel to the US this summer. In our eyes, by making it this far, they've already won! The competition is based solely on merit, … Continue reading Two Students Advance to Final Round in Global Competition: The Interviews

Using our Voices to Take on the Stigma of HIV/AIDS

100 girls at Studio Samuel are now certified in HIV/AIDS awareness and the first class of 25 agreed to an HIV test! The power of communication and knowledge are breaking down a long-lived stigma. Many in our community suffer from HIV/AIDS, including girls’ caregivers, family members, teachers, shopkeepers, friends and more. It’s become a normal … Continue reading Using our Voices to Take on the Stigma of HIV/AIDS

From Extreme Poverty to University: They’re Breaking the Cycle

Two Studio Samuel 2016 Graduates Are College Bound! Studio Samuel student, M, will board a plane at the end of this month to spend a week in South Korea where she'll tour universities, meet school staff and begin selecting her major. She'll even meet the mayor! When returning to Ethiopia, alongside her Studio Samuel advisors … Continue reading From Extreme Poverty to University: They’re Breaking the Cycle