2018 E.S. Mamba Library Scholarship Fund

2018 E.S. Mamba Library Scholarship Fund

From Parker Essick

The Scholarship Fund benefits a library in a Rwandan school while also sending one outstanding student every year to university. This year's recipient is Nisungimana Jean Marie Vianney. He will study Medicine.

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Update #5

7 days ago

With less than a month away from the end of this campaign, we are very close to our goal! Maurice and JMV will start school over the next two weeks. Maurice is entering his second year studying Law at the University of Rwanda while JMV will start his first year studying Nursing at the University of Gitwe.

Our final $600 of donations will go towards annual meal plans for both students while at school as well as some spending money for enjoying life as college students.

We hope you'll help us reach our goal today!

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After working and living in southern Rwanda for two years, we saw a serious need missing for our students to succeed—something we in the U.S. usually take for granted: a school library! Growing up, we always saw books as a source of inspiration and a place to spark curiosity. For our young students in Rwanda hoping to be doctors and lawyers and change agents for their developing communities, we knew they needed these sparks to succeed. That was the idea behind the E.S. Mamba Library Scholarship Fund.

The combination of a well-working library and higher-level education is the one-two punch students need to succeed and change their country for the better. We learned from our time there that Rwanda is an incredible, vibrant country full of young people ready to push it forward. We hope you'll want to be a part of that push as well.

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Parker Essick posted a new update:
7 days ago

Update #5

With less than a month away from the end of this campaign, we are very close to our goal! Maurice and JMV will start school over the next two weeks. Maurice is entering his second year studying Law at the University of Rwanda while JMV will start his first year studying Nursing at the University of Gitwe.

Our final $600 of donations will go towards annual meal plans for both students while at school as well as some spending money for enjoying life as college students.

We hope you'll help us reach our goal today!

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Parker Essick posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #4

We're close to 25% there on this campaign! This comes with an update that Nisungimana JMV (our second recipient) has been accepted to two universities: the University of Rwanda's Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine program as well as the University of Gitwe's General Medicine program.

Donate today to help him and Tuyizere Maurice have a successful year!

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Parker Essick posted a new update:
2 months ago

Update #3

While your contributions support Maurice and JMV this year, we're also looking to the future. Ishimirwe Josue is graduating from Senior 6 at E.S. Mamba this year and will work as next year's school librarian. We're planning head, so please donate to support all three of these awesome students today!

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Parker Essick posted a new update:
2 months ago

Update #2

Our second update of this year's campaign has to do with our second scholarship recipient, Nisungimana Jean Marie Vianney. JMV has served as E.S. Mamba's librarian for the past year, focusing on developing student's computer skills. He hopes to study Medicine at the University of Rwanda starting this fall!

Donate now to help fulfill his dream!

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Parker Essick posted a new update:
2 months ago

Update #1

As we start our campaign this year for the scholarship fund, I'll start with a reminder and update. Tuyizere Maurice (pictured here) was our first scholarship recipient. He just successfully finished his first year studying Law at the University of Rwanda. He's even still working as a volunteer librarian!

Thanks to those of your who have already donated. Help us reach our goal of $5000 before the end of August!

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