Lakeland College partners with the Zawadi Africa Education Fund, a program that provides highly deserving, but financially disadvantaged, young women from East Africa the opportunity to obtain a college degree. We currently have four young women on campus and have graduated four from the program. Every other year, we bring two new students into the program.
We are proud to sponsor the education of these outstanding students, who become leaders on our campus and who are empowered and equipped to make significant contributions to their communities where, traditionally, women have not had a major voice.
Our financial commitment to them is considerable. The college provides full tuition scholarships, housing, meals, and employment for four years ... totaling over $155,000 for each young woman.
Please join us in building Africa one woman at a time by giving to our Zawadi Education Program. By helping one Zawadi woman, you are providing a role model for future generations of African Girls, by ongoing mentoring, following the "each one, teach one" philosophy of Zawadi Africa.
Reasons to give to the Zawadi Education Program
Freshman Dorah Owango arrived at Lakeland College with plans to major in international business. But it didn't take long for her to change direction. "I'd like to study biochemistry," she says. "I'd like to do scientific research in the medical field.... More detail
Karen Lerindo was studying at the University of Nairobi, in Kenya, when she was offered the opportunity to attend Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wis. Though she knew she would miss her family and homeland, she jumped at the chance. "I felt that getting... More detail
When Betty Lukulu's mother lost her job at a collapsing international bank in Nairobi, Kenya, more than a decade ago, Betty's life changed dramatically. "I moved from a private school in the city to a rural boarding school nine hours away from my family,"... More detail
Growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, Lakeland College junior Emmaculate Dika endured a tough childhood. When she was 7, her grandmother, whose home Emmaculate lived in with her mom and siblings, died. Just a year later, Emmaculate's mom passed away. With Emmaculate's... More detail
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