UPDATES FROM OUR SAME SKY SCHOLARS
Diane U. is studying Journalism and Communication at the Catholic Institute of Kabgayi (ICK) in Muhanga, Rwanda.
"All is well with me here at ICK Kabgayi. I have been busy with many tests and exams. I am happy to tell you that I did well in all those assignments. Apart from that, we have completed two modules, including Language Skills and Religion. Now we are working on Radio and TV Broadcast. I really appreciate how Same Sky had helped me to achieve my goals. I still want to be the first woman journalist in my country and am very optimistic that my dreams will come true. I really love Francine and the Same Sky team for the love you always show me. May God bless you and your work! My mom and I always pray for you and we will never stop doing so."
Raissa is a third year nursing student at the University of Gitwe in Rwanda.
"Being a Same Sky scholar has been a blessing to me; I am able to focus on my demanding nursing course without having to worry about tuition fees, accommodation or living expenses. I dropped out of high school because of the expense of school fees and supplies and my guardians had no hope of getting me back. Now, as a third-year college student, I consider myself lucky to have full financial support from the Same Sky Foundation. My desire has exploded into a passion for helping and caring for others. After my graduation as a professional nurse, I want to serve the rural communities of Rwanda to care for pregnant mothers and to contribute towards the well being of healthcare. I also want to be a role model to young women and prove to them that they can be successful in science and technology if they work hard. I want to advocate for all African women to have access to the best healthcare and facilities. I cannot thank the Same Sky foundation enough for this wonderful gift of education. This scholarship has allowed me to accomplish many of my academic goals, some of my life dreams and also brought back my hope for my future aspirations. I'm now a confident young lady ready to face the future without any fear."