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500 Strong! Betty Muro is Kapadia Education Foundation's 500th Scholar!

Kapadia Education Foundation is committed to funding the higher education of students around the world who have overcome the greatest obstacles to access school. Their education positions them to "pay it forward" to the most vulnerable communities in our world.

Betty Muro exemplifies these values. She is a refugee from South Sudan who was raised by her grandmother in Uganda, and has already beaten the odds to make it to college. We’re honored to fund her bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management. Betty has already volunteered as a teaching assistant at a school in a refugee camp, and wants to learn how to establish and manage a school for orphaned children when she graduates.

Being a good employer is a goal of Betty’s, and she’s eager to learn how best to manage her future team of teachers and administrators. She says,

“Managing human beings is not always easy because everyone is different, but we all need each other to uplift ourselves and each other.”

While completing high school outside her refugee camp, Betty shared her story in the documentary: Sauti (Voice). The film’s producers are providing her and the other women featured ongoing support and educational mentorship in partnership with KEF. Check out the trailer, and watch the film to learn more:

When we notified Betty of her admission to our scholarship program, she shared this gracious note with us:

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you for making the education scholarship possible. I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honor, and I am deeply appreciative of your support.

I am studying human resource management, and hope to become a human resource manager. The financial assistance you provided will be of great help to me in paying my educational expenses, and it will allow me to concentrate more of my time on studying.

Thank you again for your generosity and support. I promise you I will work very hard and eventually give back to others, both as a human resource manager and possibly a scholarship to future students like myself.

To Betty, we say: Thank YOU, for fighting to stay in school and being a role model to all the young women who look up to you in Uganda and South Sudan!

Photo 1: Betty graduating high school :)

Photo 2: Betty's statement from her application to KEF's scholarship program.

Photo 3: KEF Executive Director Yazan Fattaleh met Betty in Kampala in December 2017, where he coordinated logistics for the premiere of Sauti.

Photo 4: Betty Muro embraces director Gayle Nosal at the Kampala premiere of the documentary film Sauti ("Voice"), which shines a spotlight on her journey through secondary school.


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