Leah's Dream/Afafanto Scholarship Fund Newsletter

Leah's Dream sponsors education and community develpment through finaqncial and mentoring support for young women in Northern Ghana

Happy New Year

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Amazing soon it will be 2013. This organization has come a long way since the idea to honor Leah’s passing by helping young African women was planted in my brain by BB and Nethra, two very wise friends of hers.

Alisah Yuseff of Larabanga holding a papaya

Alisah Yuseff of Larabanga holding a papaya

I have just completed the mid year report for our Delta Kappa Gamma  Project Grant and reapplied for a second year of funding from them. Delta Kappa Gamma is an educational honor society that promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. They have supported our efforts with a $2,500.00 grant for the Afafanto Scholarship Project in 2012. This grant enabled us to double our support for this year to 4 girls whose photos you see to the right and below. In addition, our local DKG chapter of Beta Mu has been extremely generous with their efforts to help with mentoring and fundraising. Karen Lachenmayer, of Beta Mu has joined our Board. Welcome Karen!

Rafiya Karim in front of Larabanga Primary School

Rafiya Karim in front of Larabanga Primary School.

Patricia Abugrago in her Bawku Secondary School Uniform

Patricia Abugrago in her Bawku Secondary School Uniform

Looking backward to this past year’s accomplishments, I am most proud of the fact that now we are an official 501c3 non profit entity listed with the IRS and searchable among other notable charities. Looking ahead, we need to focus on making Leah’s Dream sustainable far into the future. We need more visibility and obviously a continued source of funding. Please mark your calendars to join us for our first ever Leah’s Dream Fundraiser. The date has been decided: Saturday evening, April 13. Thanks to those of you who have offered to donate your art work for our online auction we continue to look for more works to showcase and sell as well as help in organizing the event itself. Please let me know if you would like to contribute to our fundraiser in some way.

Sophia Yakubu of Daboya with her brother.

Sophia Yakubu of Daboya with her brother.

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And now,

Happy New Year to all and Best Wishes for a Healthy and Prosperous 2013.

Sandee

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Author: Sandee

Sandee is Executive Director of Leah's Dream Inc. a 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to sponsoring education and community development through financial and mentoring support for young women in remote areas of Nothern Ghana.

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