Studio Samuel Student Invited to US Global Leadership Conference, Denied Visa Her Profile: Not yet 18yrs old, lost both parents at a young age, has transitioned between homes of extended family, and has known poverty her entire life. Beyond her Profile: A shining light who believes in herself, sees the harsh reality of her … Continue reading All She Needs is a Visa
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
Imagine not having the staples needed to cook for your family. Not the meal, but the staples needed to cook the meal. What if each morning, you left your home with one goal: to make enough money that day to put dinner on the table that evening? And then think, if that's a struggle, how … Continue reading What if Cooking Oil had an Impact on Your Day?
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
At 16 years old, B has faced challenges few of us could take on, starting with losing both parents as a young girl. She channeled her energy into school and martial arts, the latter testing her endurance, mindset and possibly being the first step in breaking her poverty cycle. B became a gold & bronze … Continue reading She’s a Black Belt
Follow up: Production is underway! This October, in celebration of International Day of the Girl, Studio Samuel students will travel by bus and deliver menstrual kits to 250+ neighboring peers. Their goal is to raise awareness for girls' education and healthcare by keeping girls in school who are at risk of dropping out due to … Continue reading Keeping 250 More Girls in School
You've helped us reach our goal! Because of the continued support from our community, each graduate will have their own graduation gown - and what a sea of beautiful color there will be! Our first Training for Tomorrow class will graduate after completing two years of their life skills curriculum. This group of incredibly strong, … Continue reading Graduation Gown Update: Goal Met!