I am so happy to announce that as of January 1, the Reverse The Course family of girls we support has expanded to 25 girls! Each of our new students is committed and thrilled to have the opportunity to attend school. It was not easy to decide which of the applicants to choose and I wanted to make sure to have two years of funding for our current students before taking on another 7. Not only are we now helping 25 girls, we have covered 50 years of tuition, paying multiple years of schooling for them. For all but four of our students, we also have covered uniforms, textbooks and boarding costs.
Our new students are from Uganda and Kenya. One girl's family was murdered by Joseph Kony's militia and another was pledged in marriage, at age 11, to a man who has four other wives. Their stories are hard for us to comprehend, but they are filled with hope for their futures. So are we!
To each and everyone who has supported our efforts, a very heartfelt thank you.