Women's Education Partnership supports girls to study at university in Khartoum. Through the generosity of our supporters we are able to offer scholarships to disadvantaged girls so they can study at university.
Thank you for assisting with the fees. Just £700 supports a (non residential) student at Ahfad University for Women in Khartoum for one year.
Students at Ahfad University Due to Graduate in April 2016
These are the students sponsored through us that are set to graduate in April 2016 from Ahfad University in Khartoum. Each of these talented young women has a story to tell that shows personal courage and a conviction that they can improve not only their own lives but also the lives of others around them with the education that they gain. Women's Education Partnership is proud to participate in the education of disadvantaged women who otherwise could never reach their full potential and never contribute so meaningfully to their own society. Please click on the individual students to see a page about them that will be updated with the progression of their education. We really look forward to their graduation and are grateful to all our supporters that enable us to do this work.
This is Ahssan. She is from South Kordofan and comes from the Nuba Mountains. She is studying at Ahfad University in Khartoum and intends to graduate in 2016.
My name is Ahssan I am Sudanese from South Kordofan in the Nuba Mountains. I study at Ahfad university for woman, school of rural extension education and development (REED).
I am the first one who entered university in my family, I have two sisters and two brothers, my two sisters are in secondary school and one stays at home. My father has been ill for nine years and my mother is responsible for the family. My mother works at a public market selling food.
I faced problems when I was accepted in university and felt very sad as my family does not have enough money to pay my university fees. I was lucky when I heard about the Together for Sudan organization that supports women, so I applied and was accepted in to a TFS scholarship, that gave me a chance to study at Ahfad university for women in the school of rural extension education and development. In the first year at university I faced a problem in English language, but I tried to solve this problem and again Together for Sudan helped me and supported me with the English club from KISC school which gave us lessons on speaking, writing, reading and discussion in all Topics with my group. I am very thankful for Together for Sudan.
This year I am in grade five, my final year and I passed in all my subjects in all the years, after few months I will graduate. I have a dream after graduation to go to South Kordofan to work there especially with women and children, I want to help the people.
Finally I am very happy and I thank all the members of Together for Sudan for issuing me a scholarship and giving me a chance I could not otherwise have.
This is Aisha. She comes from the Nuba Mountains. Aisha is studying at Ahfad University and intends to graduate in 2016
My name is Aisha, I am from the Nuba Mountain. I am have five brothers and one sister. My father is retired from the army services and my mother is a house wife. I studied primary school in Almosha Basic School, and High School in Abuarge Secondary School.
When I obtained 77.7% in the Sudanese Certificate, I faced the problem of paying the university fees because of the high education cost. I have two brothers studying in public universities, and my family cannot afford to pay any more costs to enable me to study at university.
I felt very depressed after all my efforts were exhausted and I decided to re sit the Sudan certificate to get a higher degree and study in a public university with less fees like my two brothers. But suddenly my brother heard about the Together for Sudan organization and their scholarship program that it offered for Sudanese young women. I applied and was lucky to be accepted in the scholarship.
My future plan when I graduate I would like to go back to my town and work there to benefit my people and also help other women in education.
This is Balsam. She is a Nuba from the Lagori tribe and comes from Kadugli in the Nuba Mountains. She is studying at Ahfad University and intends to graduate in 2016.
My name is Balsam, I am studying at Ahfad University for Women, School of Health Science Dietetic Option grade five.
I live in Omdurman city, but I come from the Nuba Mountains. I have four sisters and three brothers and am the eldest among my sisters and brothers. My father is a farmer in the Nuba Mountains and has small farm, my mother is house wife and she does not have a job.
I work in a communication center after the academic hours in university, so as to help my brothers and sisters and cover other study expenditures. This limits the time for revising my lessons, as I return late back home from the communication centre where I work. But I have to help my father and other family members, also for me in order to be able to meet other expenditures and continue my university studies.
I thank Together for Sudan for helping me to be able to learn in Ahfad University for Women, really I have learnt a lot beside the academic studies. After graduation I hope that Together for Sudan will offer me a job to help other people.
This is Edina, she is from South Sudan. Edina is studing at Ahfad University and intends to graduate in 2016.
I want to take this opportunity to greet you I am Edina, from South Sudan. I am a student in Ahfad University for Women, studying management and I specialize in management information systems.
I am now in the 4th year and will be promoted to 5th year. I am from a poor family, my parents are not educated and so they do not have the ability to provide money for my school fees or other materials.
So I was wondering about my life career because both of my parents are jobless and I do not know if I would be able to continue to study or not. But always I pray to God to help me in order to continue with my education. Because I have an interest to finish my school so that I can help my family, some people around me and my country.
My ambition after I finish my education is to help poor students whose parents would not be able to provide them with school fees and other things.
I am so happy because I am part of your organization and I appreciate your help. In reality without you I would not be able to accomplish my careers and dreams. But I thank you so much for what you did in my life. May God continue to reward Together for Sudan and bless you.
This is Hiba. She is from the Nuba Mountains. Hiba is studying at Ahfad University and intends to graduate in 2016.
My name is Hiba, from the Nuba Mountains. I live in Khartoum state in Al Shegelab with my family. Sadly my mother died and my father has married another woman, I have six sisters and two brothers.
My education is good I attended primary school in the Al Shegelab school of Rogai Mustafa and secondary school in Al Shegelab secondary school. Now I study in Ahfad university for Women, School of Health Sciences.
When I was accepted to Ahfad I faced a big problem, because my father is stopped from work for several reasons and he has no money to pay for my study at Ahfad University. At the time I was losing my chance to register at Ahfad I heard about the Together for Sudan organization. Applying to them gave me a hope to complete my study, and Together for Sudan agreed to help me.
At last I want to say thanks to the Together for Sudan organization for the chance gave it to me to complete my study.
My future plan after graduation is to become more professional and study higher education and also be more active in my society and help people who need help.
This is Huweida. She is from the Nuba Mountains. Huweida is studying at Ahfad University and intends to graduate in 2016.
My name is Huweida, I am from the Nuba Mountains and I am 25 years old. I have four brothers and three sisters. My mother and my father both died when I was eight years old, leaving us to take our own responsibilities with my other brothers.
I studied primary school in Comboni and I loved education so much from class one to class seven, I was the first student in my class. When I sat for the last examination in primary education I became the first student in my school and scored 214 marks out of 250.
In secondary school also I was good in my class. But when I sat for to the last examination (Sudanese certificate) I faced a problem, and was not able to pay the money for the exam. That problem led me to postpone my study at secondary school for two years.
I worked in a factory for two years and collected the money I needed and returned to my old school. The manager of the school was very kind to me and I sat for the exam (Sudanese Certificate) which I passed and I got a 72% mark. I was accepted in to Ahfad University for Women in the School of Health Sciences. But I did not have the money to pay the fees. My friend told me about Together for Sudan who accepted me in the scholarship program and I changed my school to Rural Extension Education and Development, because it is my first priority. I hope to go back to the Nuba Mountains to work as an extension to develop my area, because in my town the people suffer from poverty and illiteracy.
Now I am working as a volunteer in a school teaching the students and also working as a teacher, teaching adult education and this is my last year in university. I will be graduating in 2016 by high degree, and my plan is to work in an organization then open a charitable school.
this school will teach people in my town how to use fertilizer pesticides, and certified seeds, and train them also how to use agricultural tools to help them to improve their level of income, and standard of living, for better development.
I thank Together for Sudan for this chance to continue my education. I really thank you all, from the manager to all members of the organization, I will never forget this time.
God bless you and give you more and more to help students like me.
This is Maisoon. She is a Nuba from Kadugli in the Nuba Mountains. Maisoon is studing at Ahfad University and intends to graduate in 2016.
My name is Maisoon, I am 23 year old, and I study at Ahfad University, school of rural extension education and development. This is my fifth year.
I am from Kadugli in South Kordofan in the Nuba Mountains. My family includes eleven members with one parent, six sisters and four brothers. I am the fourth one and the second in university, my elder sisters graduated from Khartoum University.
Now I am in my final year but remember the four years when I was accepted in to the university, I faced the problem of lack of money but Together for Sudan solved all my problems. Also the problems I had in the English language, up to now I am good, much better than before, thanks to Together for Sudan. After some months I will be a graduate and I know what I want to do.
My future plan is to help all people in different locations where ever possible, my goal is to go back to my area to help women, especially in education and teach them about helping others. I want to thank all of Together for Sudan for supporting me all these years and helping me to finish my education.
Special thanks to Izdihar for her advice and guidance.
This is Majdliya. She is from the Nuba Mountains. She is studying at Ahfad University and intends to graduate in 2016.
My name is Majdliya, I am Sudanese from South Kordofan in the Nuba Mountains, I study at Ahfad University for women in the school of rural extension education and development (REED). I am the first one who entered university in my family; I have two sisters and four brothers. When accepted in university I faced the problem of fees and I found the Together for Sudan organization that supported women’s education in particular those who are poor. They accepted me in the scholarship and gave me a chance and real hope. I am proud to be one of the Together for Sudan students and I am thankful because if not offered the scholarship I would have been at home and missed this opportunity.
My other problem in the university is the English language, since the system of education in Ahfad is to study in English. All my studies before were in Arabic at all stages from basic school until secondary school. English language was one of the subjects, which is not enough and it is difficult for me to study all the subjects in English at once in the university. But the university program insists that all students must study English courses that are established by the university administration. However, I still need to improve my English skills to be better. After three years; Together for Sudan established an English Club inside the university by the students from KISC School to improve our English Skills. I now feel confidence in reading, writing and speaking although still not fluently. It's my last year to graduation and I would like to help my community, especially women and children. God bless all of Together for Sudan for helping people.
Finally I am very happy with Miss Izdehar Basher because she always advised me and my colleagues to improve our language to raise our degree results and she actually supported us through her continuous monitoring so my thanks to all the members of Together for Sudan.
This is Maria. She is from South Sudan and is studying at Ahfad University Maria intends to graduate in 2016.
My name is Maria, from South Sudan. I come from a poor family with a mother, father, three sisters and five brothers, I am the oldest child and we live with my aunt.
I had no ambition to complete my education and graduate, because I could not pay for that and there was no one to help my family since, my father left us and disappeared. Only my mother, who was working as cleaner, could provide us with our needs (sometimes I helped her).
My lower education was at Rabaa Aladwia Basic School for Girls and my High School was in Al Rabat School. I was trying hard to challenge my circumstances to pay my fees for the university when accidently I heard about the Together for Sudan organization and applied for a scholarship.
Thanks to God that my request for the scholarship was not rejected and I attended the university at Ahfad University for Women, School of Psychology, now I am in the last year hoping to graduate.
My future plan is to find a job in order to help my mother and help her in raising my young brothers and also to be a useful member of society.
This is Mariam. She is from South Sudan and is studying at Ahfad University. Mariam intends to graduate in 2016.
My name is Mariam, I am from South Sudan from Western Bahr al Gazal.
It is my pleasure to write this story about my life or as a student from Ahfad University for women supported by Together for Sudan. I am the first daughter in my family to enter university, we are six children to my parents and I am the eldest one between my sisters and my brothers.
Since I entered Ahfad University I was happy to be there and all this happened by God’s miracle and I will never forget this moment when TfS accepted me as one of their scholars and agreed to sponsor me in the scholarship. After the registration process, the medical check and the results of all these things I joined the class in the first year that is called UPP, this is before the first year (freshman). I passed in these courses and was promoted to the first year. It was the beginning of spreading my dream and this is about my real future starting from here.
In my first year I faced the problem of living because of the separation between Sudan and South Sudan, all my family went to Wau, a town of South Sudan and they were not able to carry me with them because my dad was not working in a good place to help me in another college or university. After a hard search I found a hostel by luck, it was supported by Ahfad university, I registered my name and they accepted me to stay in the hostel and all this happened after long enduring.
In my second year I passed in all subjects except one, the subject of applied statistics. I had to take the exam again and I passed on the second time when I took the exam. The third year in Ahfad made me feel like really going ahead and making a strong effort to pass in all my subjects without failure.
In the summer holiday I did not find a chance to visit my family because of the situation in South Sudan and the state where my family live. I wanted to visit South Sudan because for a long time I did not see and visit my family. My dad told me there was not sufficient money to buy a ticket for me to visit them because he was caring for my five sisters and brothers who need help and support. So the little money my dad did have he has to use to feed the family instead of buying an air ticket with 1500 SDG in addition to the other procedures related costs. I accepted the fact that there was no possibility to visit my family and this is really hard for me (I really miss my entire family very much) but no way, I have nothing to do. I spent all the summer holiday in Khartoum, and said to myself God is big and will take care of me. Then I did some courses to help to build my qualification in the future but now am still missing my family.
My biggest dream is to find a way to do a master degree after my graduation in management, as I may not find a chance to do that in my new country. However, I really ask God to help me to complete this educational journey of studying and going forward. Finally I want to Thank God because he is always with me in every step in my life and secondly the thanks is for the Together for Sudan organization, for the help and support they offer to me and for their cooperation, motivation and spirit of helping people like me and other sisters who are in the same position as mine.
The biggest and most thanks goes to those who are helping us from outside (the donors) and the administration and the staff of Together for Sudan as well because they are always listen to our problems and help us to face every single situation in our life and this is the meaning and the spirit of helping people.
This is Modong. She is (details required). She is studying at Ahfad University and intends to graduate in 2016.
My name is Modong and I come from from south Sudan. I was was born in Juba and I am from the Kuku tribe. I have no one to support me because of my father not working, I have two brothers and one sister and they are still in school.
I am currently living in Wadelbashir in Omdurman area. I study in Ahfad University for women school of management studies. My major is in Business Administration. I have completed four years of study in Ahfad University school of Management and now I’m in fifth grade and my dream is becoming true. I hope to graduate in April 2016 and I wish I will score a good grade.
Thanks to all the Together for Sudan team and to Humanity United for helping me to receive education which has changed my life and future for the better. After graduation, I would like to go back to south Sudan to help in the development of my new country and support my family as well.
This is Natalina. She is from the Nuba Mountains and is studying at Ahfad University she intends to graduate in 2016.
I was very happy when they told me to write my story and am still happy and always will be because those people of whom I am writing made my life, they give me hope, care, love and I can’t thank them enough.
My name is Natalina, I’m from the Nuba Mountains although I am living in Omdurman now. I have 12 brothers and sisters, am number eleven. I live with my family which I adore, there are five brothers and six sisters. I study In Ahfad University school of Management (Business Administration) and this is my fifth year.
I love the fact that I found a chance to be part of Ahfad University for women by finding a scholarship from an organization that cares about girl’s education. As I am from the Nuba Mountains education means a lot to me, a change, a passion, a new beginning and a bright future.
I lost my father when I was 12 years old, he was my everything, my motivator, my hero and above all my leader. He was my guide when I needed him, even though he is not around but I can still feel him around. He is the one who used to encourage us to know how important it is to study and how we will benefit from it even though he wasn’t educated. But he was pushing himself harder by working hard to let us be in a good and in as high an education as ever.
He use to tell me things I wasn’t able to understand because I was very young, not aware about life, but when I grew up I realized his talk it was all right. I am proud that I am his daughter.
Education means a lot to me, it means a new start and a happy ending. I love learning new things, knowing new things and before entering Ahfad University I was having a dream to be someone that can influence other people in life. I want to be able to do things for my people and change things to help my people. Above all to help others know how education is important in life.
Ahfad University gives me the confidence, knowledge, and right to speak out because we are being above all we are Women. It built my personality and it gave me the power to stand up and say I am here, all I was asking for came true and it is still coming. Ahfad University gave me the courage to improve my skills in everything I need in the physical side. In 2011 I became the best player in the entire school winning the golden cup, also we created the first girls dance group in Sudan with our group named the Glomeration Crew. Personally I became a member in the Babkr Badri Association, captain of the basketball team, and leader in the Association Nuba Mountain Girls in Ahfad University.
I always keep thanking God for Together For Sudan because they helped me a lot and are still helping me and helping many others too. After my graduation I want to go to the Nuba Mountains doing some development work even though the war and fighting is happening there and try to start a small business using the practice that I learnt in my university life. I am very optimistic about life that is why I always put smile in my face.
Through my education I learned a lot and I have become famous by being the Nuba Mountains Queen from 2013 up to date. I am very proud being in this position that every girl dreams to be. I have gained a lot of things in my study, the most important thing that I learnt is to know how to influence other people in life in a good way, which can make me an ideal to follow.
My life became has become different in a way that makes me see how to handle things and be more responsible, and care about people around me. Through this experience a lot of things happened to me that I wasn’t expecting and I have been in places I didn’t know that I could go.
I am always looking forward and I'm very open to life because I believe challenges make me stronger. Even though sometimes I face a lot of difficulties I know how to handle them because I am surrounded with people that are good to me and I always respect them.
I want to thank Together For Sudan for giving me the chance to improve myself by finishing me education, it’s very hard to find people who care about girls education. I want to say that you really helped me reach my goal, I am educated and I can say proudly that I am ready to help other women to reach their goals and feel confidence about themselves. Through you I can say highly that I made it and I have become the person I want to be, my words will never be enough to you but I will ask my heavenly father God to guide your way, light it with love happiness and care.
Thank you for giving me hope to move forward and accomplish my education and career.
This is Nayla. She is studying at Ahfad University and intends to graduate in 2016.
My name is Nayla, I study in Ahead University for Women, school of psychology and Preschool Education. I have finished my fourth year and will graduate next year.
My future plan after I graduate is to complete my study and get my masters degree and then PHD. I want to be able to help my family and my people in Nuba Mountains.
My family consists of my father, my mother with three sisters and three brothers, I am the eldest sibling. My father works as an accountant in the regency hotel and I am the first one in the family to go to university, my youngest sister studies pharmacy at Omdurman Islamic University through a Nuba Mountain scholarship. In my family we live a normal and easy life, my father always tries to make our life easy and provide us with anything we need. That why I decided to do my best to help him after my graduation.
This is Rackele. She is from South Sudan and is studing at Ahfad University. Rackele intends to graduate in 2016.
My name is Rackele from South Sudan. I study at Ahfad University for Women, studying psychology. This is my fifth year and I hope to graduate at the end of it.
I really appreciate this organization for helping me. If not for the assistance of this organization I would have not reached this level which I am now at.
I started my primary school when my father was working, when I reached primary six my father was taken off his job. Then I decided to work in order to support my school fees. When I reached secondary school there was a certain organization that supported me called SCC but they could not continue to support me in to university education because they only support students of primary and secondary school. I really thank Victor and all the staff of Together for Sudan.
This is Sana. She is studying at Ahfad University and intends to graduate in 2016.
My name is Sana Youeel Ibralim, I am 21 years old. I studied basic school in Combines Marzok and attended secondary school in Al-bouluk High School, now I am a student at Ahfad University for Women, School of Rural Extension Education and Development.
I have three brothers and five sisters, my brothers and sisters all finished university, and for me this is my last year. My future plans after graduation, I want to do much training with many different organizations to improve my skills and to have experience.
My dream is to work with the United Nations Organization I hope and I believe that one day all dreams will come true.
Thank you so much
This is Sara. She is studying at Ahfad University and intends to graduate in 2016.
My name is Sara, I am from South Kordofan and I study at Ahfad university school of rural extension education and development. Now I am in year five which is my last year. I am number three in my family, I have three brothers and one sister, I lost my father ten years ago in 2005 and my mother, brothers and sister they are my entire life.
I am really lucky because I am in Ahfad university the premier university in women’s education and one of the most wonderful universities in Sudan. Also I am happy in the specialization of the school of rural extension and development, really it is like my school and I feel that I found myself there.
My future plan is that I am going to do a great job in anything that relates to what I got from my school. I am going to apply the knowledge I acquired in the real world and will try to help and develop as much as possible as I can to help people in my town.
Finally I would like to thank Together for Sudan for offering me this scholarship and for their continuous and unlimited support.
This is Sarah, she comes from South Sudan. Sarah is studying at Ahfad University and intends to graduate in 2016.
My name is Sarah, I am South Sudanese and 22 years old, the eldest one in my family. My father passed away when I was still a little girl so I was not able to talk or play with him like other children. This makes me feel so sad even now. From that time our family and my mother suffered a lot as she is jobless and our situation did not allow her to send me to school. So my mother decided to find a job but because she herself left school at an early time, she could not read or write. It was difficult for her to get a good job so she decided to work in the street near our house selling tea for people or sometimes working as a housekeeper doing cleaning etc., she did her best to educate me.
My mother always advised me to study hard to get a better future in the end. So, she sent me to school and I completed all the stages, from primary school to high school. In primary school they told me if I get a good mark they will accept me in the Sisters School, however, the Sisters School was so expensive. But my mother talked with the Sisters and they accepted me, because I got a good grade in the third year as well.
When I applied for university I found the fees so high that my mother’s little income would not cover it. So I decided to ask for the help of my cousin but was not sure about his response because it was so much and he might ask himself why he would have to do so, as he is not part of my family since my father died.
At that time my mother talked to me and said “do not worry God is there for you and he will never let you down”, after a week my friend told me about Together for Sudan and that her sister is sponsored by this organization. She asked me to go and inquire as maybe I will find a great chance there. Then I took a step forward and applied for the scholarship.
It was a happy time for me that they accepted me and I became one of the Together for Sudan students. I thank God for that. From that time they continue to pay my fees till now. I am now a semi- final student and about to finish my study, I will never forget this wonderful organization and my prayer is that may God bless them and give them wisdom and be they guidance.
This is Sarah. She comes from the Nuba Mountains. Sarah is studying at Ahfad University and intends to graduate in 2016.
I am Sarah and I study at Ahfad University for Women. This is my fifth and final year of Counseling and Health Education. I really like my study.
I have six sisters and two brothers, all my sisters graduated from different universities. My brother works to assist my mother, who works as a tea seller to help us in education. My father has problems with his eyes.
My future plan after graduation is to search for a job to assist my family and my people in the Nuba Mountains because they need help in all aspects of life, especially in education and I want to help any person in need.
This is Saria. She is from Darfur and is studing at Ahfad University. Saria intends to graduate in 2016.
My name is Saria, I live in Omdurman el Thoura my but I come from Darfur. I have three sisters and six brothers, my family is poor and does not have enough money for my education at university, but the Together for Sudan organization helped me to continue my education.
Like my colleagues I faced some problems in understanding some of the subjects, they are difficult because of my English skill level. The Together for Sudan organization gave me a push to go ahead with the English club, now I am in my last year, I do thank the Together for Sudan organization for it’s great support that it gave to me. After the graduation, I hope to be a leader in society to change concepts about some rules in the community.
This is Thuwayba she is studing Management Information Systems at Ahfad University and intends to graduate in 2016.
My name is Thuwayba, I live in Omdurman and I have three sisters. I study in Ahfad University for Woman, School of Management. My major subject is management of information systems (MIS). I hope to graduate next year.
During this time I did a training of one mouth in Alsouady bank. My plan before graduation is to start training according to the University in July in the Zain Company, the period of this training is one month.
After graduation I want to do a course according to my study to prepare for a masters degree if I can, but if I fail to do this, I will search for a job in a good company to obtain a good salary. I hope to use my salary to do the masters degree gain more knowledge and develop myself.
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