Two for St Martins
Women's Education Partnership have had good news from Khartoum about two recently selected additional university scholars who are being supported by St Martin in the Fields in the UK. This is really excellent news that we are very pleased about.
Here is a little more about both students:
Maab is originally from North Kordofan.
She now lives with her parents in Omdurman. She has only one sister who is at secondary school. Her father is working as a Tuktuk driver but spend most of his money on drinks and diabetic medicines.
His income is not enough to support the family and her mother does not work. Maab sat for Sudan school certificate in King Fahad secondary school and obtained 75% (Science) in 2012.
She was accepted by Ahfad University for women school of management Science first year second semester and the university approached us for funding.
She said that she wants to work in the community to help her people after graduation, especially women and children.
Samra is originally from Darfur State, Alfashir city and from the Zagawa tribe. She is living with her father who is retired from the Army. Her mother died when she was a small baby and she lives with her step mother and 5 brothers. She sat for a Sudan school certificate in Alawda secondary school and obtained 73% (science) in 2012.
Samra was accepted in Ahfad university for Women school of management Science and she said that after graduation she would go back home to help her family and poor young people in education to develop the Darfur area.
Maab and Samra are supported by St Martin in the Fields International Committee.
They are part of a group of 85 undergraduates whom we are supporting at the university. Peter and Penny were both very pleased to meet these two girls in particular during their March 2014 visit.