Scholarship Programs: Rwanda, Kenya, India
Current Scholarship Students
Denis Receives Midwifery Tuition Assistance
Larry Receives Sponsorship to Complete a
Christine is Studying Civil Engineering;
Read Christine's Thank You Letter
Noleen Recently Received a Full
Sponsorship to Pursue Nursing in Kenya
We have a list of young people waiting for their lives to change-
Will you support a scholar?
Talented young people often in India, Kenya and Rwanda are stymied from future education due to poverty. Parents are poor or have died because of AIDS. Academic or government stipend supported scholarships are non-existent. Future students rely on donor sponsorship to create a future.
In India, mistreatment and marginalization often plaque young girls who do not successfully complete their high school education. The Center's Imagine Tutoring/Scholarship Program has resulted over the years in 1,144 high school girls in India being tutored, plus 24 young women in the Imagine Scholarship program. Additionally, 7 children of the HIV+ women obtained college scholarships.
Thanks to gifts to the Ann Fort Kenya Fund, 12 Ann Fort Scholars have been selected in Kenya.
Donors have also provided another nine scholarships. Funding varies from a total of $2,000 to $6,000, depending on program & years of study. Costs vary of course, depending on whether a person is studying to become a plumber, electronics engineer, midwife, medical assistant, or teacher.
People recommending these students for continuing education often include comments like, "one of the best students in our program," "diligent and committed to all that she does," "with program completion, he will be able to support his family."
Joel is Studying Journalism in Rwanda
Mintu is Studying Information Technology in India
Imagine Program Tutoring/Scholarship Students in India
James Has Been Given a Future in Teaching;
Read His Thank You Letter
Recent Scholarship Recipients in Kenya
EVANS MUTWIRI – Goal: Electronics Engineering, 3 year program
BONIFACE MURIUNGE – Goal: Clinical Medicine and Surgery, 3 year program
NANCY GATWIRI – Goal: Social Work and Community Development, 3 year program
MERCY MUTHONI – Goal: Diploma in Social Work & Community Development, 3 year & 5 months program
MOREEN WANJIRU – Goal: Certificate in Social Work and Development, 3 year program
Ronnie is Working Toward a Bachelor's Degree in Teaching; Read His Thank You Letter
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Asenath Completed a Certification in Insurance; Read Her Thank You Letter
Stories of Success
To date, our scholarship programs have supported 27 students in Kenya and Rwanda. Rather than 'aging out' of programs designed to protect and educate children, the Center hopes to help qualified students secure a future through post-secondary education. Our program graduates include: Asenath, pictured above; Silas who recently received his PhD, Elossy who completed her General Education Degree; Leonard who completed his Construction Certification.
Celebrating Recent Graduates Ronny Muriira and Susan Wakeli
Ronny Pictured above, Susan Pictured right
Susan Wakeli finished a four-year business/economics course with honors. Her scholarship funds had been supported by long-time Center donors, Don and Bonnie Messer. Each year, the donors gave money to the Center at Christmas in honor of their five grandchildren.
Ronny Muriira completed a degree in education at Chuka University thanks to funding from donors to the Ann Fort Kenya Fund. He had started college without Center support and was forced to stop since he could not pay the fees.
List of Current and Past Scholarship Donors, Students & Fields of Study
Thank you for helping promising young men and women create futures filled with
opportunity and hope.
Sponsors (Scholarship Student, Field of Study)
Anonymous Sponsor (Denis Mwenda, Midwifery/Nursing)
Anonymous Sponsor (Mercy Muthoni, Social Work and Community Development)
Bonnie and Don Messer (Ezekial Muguna, Education; Susan Wakeli, Business/Economics; Mintu Kumar Rai, Information Technology/Honors in English; Hassanurjamai Molla, Teacher/Honors in Education)
Claudia Svarstad and Beckie Harkey (Charles Mwenda, Theology)
Clyde and Patti Jo Oakley (Larry Muthuri, Nursing)
Dan and Amy Hawthorne (Moreen Wanjiru, Certificate in Social Work and Development)
Grace Dungee Caldwell Scholarship Fund (Joshua (Joseph) Gitonga Ndubi, Education)
John and Elaine Blinn (Nancy Gatwiri, Social Work and Community Development)
Karen and Mike Bergman (Evans Mutwiri, Electrical Engineering)
Mary Lou Finelli and Karen Hansen (Noleen Mwenda, Nursing)
Park Hill UMC (Eric Muthuri, Medical Training)
William Bradford and Chin Tan (Moses Muriungi, Plumbing and Electrical; Joel Habimana, Journalism;
Stephen Mwenda, Orthopedic Technology; Glory Makandi, Journalism/Mass Communications)
The following are scholars supported through the Ann Fort Kenya Fund:
Asenath Kajuju, Insurance
Brenda Gacheri, Medical- Properative Theater Technology
Boniface Muriunge, Clinical Medicine
Christine Mwenda, Civil Engineering
Collins Muriuki, General Education - Primary and Secondary
Eric Kinyua, Plumbing
Fridah Kagwiria Muriungi, Business Management
James Njuguna Mwangi, Teacher
Kelvin Kathurima, Electronics Engineering
Leonard Munene, Construction
Rachael Nasenya, Computer Programming
Ronny Muriira, Education
Silas Kaimenyi, PhD
Tony Mwiti Koome, Artisan in Electrical Installation