We support girls from Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Zambia.
"The students I met at... [the primary and secondary schools] were very engaged, had dozens of questions for me, had a school assembly to say thank you to all of us and presented me with a drawing by one of the students... Most of the girls we support in this school come from Mathare, a section of Nairobi that is considered one of the largest slums in all of Africa. That the girls we support are in a boarding school about 90 km from Nairobi is a gift beyond what we can imagine."
- Jack Rathschmidt, on his 2016 trip
"I begin by giving my humble greetings to the Dear Benefactors.
My name is Vilma Victor de Castro, I am 18 years old, and I am taking a general nursing course. I am writing this letter in order to thank you for the benefit you have provided me with, contributing to my academic training. I want to thank you for both the big and the small gestures you have made me. My deep gratitude goes to you who encourage me to go further and never fall into the temptation of giving up. However, giving thanks is the least we can do when someone improves our lives. Lastly, my objective is to repay you with my dedication to my studies.
My thanks go to all the members of the AWEF foundation who have done a lot for me and I will be grateful for the rest of my life. Finally, I want to thank you once again for this great blessing and for the strength you have given me to move forward."
-Emiliana, from the nursing track.
"I'm Helena Ana Paz Daniel, a student of the General Nursing Course. I have now completed 3 years of study and next year I will be a finalist.
Firstly I thank God, secondly I thank Dr. Connie, as well as all the members of the AWEF for granting me a scholarship. I sincerely thank you for your help, as life in Angola is increasingly difficult. I pray to God for your intentions and those of your families.
With esteemed consideration, Leni."
I salute you at this hour. I hope you are well! I am well thank God.
It is with great joy that I write this letter, to let you know that I am very happy especially for having passed the class with the grade of 11 class in nursing. Thank God for you benefactors. Also I’d like to say that my classes are going very well!
I thank God that because of you I can enjoy the scholarship you have given me. I am grateful for your goodness. May God bless you and your families.
With much love and affection,
Rosaria Teresa Pedro Cahete."
I, hereby, thank you for the scholarship which I had the opportunity to be part of, because it has been a great help in my academic studies. It has helped in the realization of my dreams, which is to finish my English language course.
It's a lot of love for you to help others. Words are not enough to express my gratitude. May God compensate you for the good that you have done. The only thing I can do is ask the Lord to give you great health.
My many thanks!"
-Joaquina Catumbo Tchipingue
I come through this letter to thank you for the help that has been granted to me, for the scholarship which I have the opportunity to make use of. I am very grateful for it, because otherwise I would not have the opportunity to attend high school, given the difficulties in paying for school. I am a student of clinical analysis. I want to always recognize you for all that you do.
My thanks for all that you have given me. Words will never be enough to express my gratitude.
Thank you, Joana Luvombo Job."
I come by this means to thank you for the help that was offered to me. Your help, in addition to being beneficial, is very important for my studies.
Thank you very much for the opportunity that was given to me, as it is being beneficial to my academic training. Thanking is the least I can do to express my feeling of gratitude. In you I find the hope to make my dreams come true.
Thank you for placing this vote of confidence in me, as I will repay you with my efforts in my studies. May the Lord our God continue to bless you for all you have done in my life.
Thank you very much"
-Carolina Assunção Tchivela
Angélica Câmia Yambi is speaking to you here. I come through this means to thank you once again for the money that is helping me and helping the other sisters in the African continent.
I sincerely thank you knowing that you struggle day and night to work to help our African continent, especially we Angolans. Because it is not easy with this pandemic that has affected everyone on the continent, because some of our sisters, benefactors, relatives and friends died in this pandemic and many of us cried and so many of you cried.
I thank you for everything you have done for me and for us. Thank you... Thank you... Thank you for the scholarship. May the Lord enlighten you in this journey. Amen."
"My name is Piedade Dingua Augusto Canguli.
I am a 10th grade student in the General Nursing course. The purpose of this letter is to thank the AWEF foundation for the contribution you have made to my training. Thank you for the opportunity
you have given me to finish my studies this year. The least I can do to repay you is to dedicate myself to my study. Thank you for making my dream come true. May the Lord reward you for the good you have done for us, may the Lord watch over your health. The feeling of gratitude is a hard thing to describe. Finishing with many thanks."