Higher Education Scholarship Program
While SOPUDEP School provides accessible education from kindergarten to grade 12, Director Réa Dol often expresses the frustration she feels when her students simply have no means to continue their studies, in hopes of finding better work or a career. In a rural setting, the pursuit of higher education may not be as vital, with substantial energies focused on agriculture production and selling their bounty at the local markets - although make no mistake, that due to the continual destabilization of their agro-business by foreign powers, the rural population have their own set of problems and life is very hard. But in an urban setting, there aren't many means for self sufficiency. This means that the poor class, whether uneducated, or those with some primary and even secondary education, are more at risk for unemployment, or to suffer at the hands of employers that can easily exploit them. Therefor, trade skill training and University can help give these poorer cast youth a substantial leg up.
As there is a substantial commitment involved in seeing that one of these students can finish their studies, it might be something that an individual, family, group of friends, or a single organization would take on as a project.
If one decides to help put one of these students through school, they will receive regular updates of that student, including pertinent information on their scholastics.
Any further questions, please contact Ryan at:
Please Click on Each Student Picture to Read Their Profile and Letter of Appeal
*We are getting a late start for the 2012 year, but students can still enroll in January