Sponsor a Student

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Sponsoring a student through Kapadia Education Foundation is the most impactful donation you can make this year. 

At Kapadia Education Foundation, our mission is not only to provide scholarships, but to cultivate dignified and mutually enriching cross-cultural relationships for students, staff, and supporters alike. We intend that providing a scholarship to a student through Kapadia Education Foundation’s scholarship program will enrich your life as a positive experience. Whether you choose to mentor the scholarship recipient yourself or receive annual updates from the foundation, this scholarship program is for you as much as it is for our scholarship recipients.

 

All scholarship recipients are committed to “paying it forward” in their home communities and using their education to serve others and better their communities from the inside out. We sincerely believe, and research has shown us time and time again, that education is one of the most sustainable solutions to poverty. Our scholarship recipients have gone on to become medical professionals, environmentalists, educators, lawyers, and the likes to the benefits of thousands in their communities around the world. Your contribution will positively impact the students that we serve, and also their families and communities through their good work.

Note: A tax deduction certificate is issued to each donor.

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“I must confess that I am no longer the timid girl that just surfaced to the campus of Health Tutors College but rather a fully groomed professional with adequate knowledge, change of attitude with improved clinical and pedagogical skills.

 

Without you, I would not have been able to make it this far academically. I will always forever be grateful for the change you have given me a chance to be part of and the impact I will be in my community."

-Lyton Kyotalimye 

Uganda, Medicine

Scholarships Needed for Top Scoring Applicants:
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Ulemu Mndalira

Malawi, 31 | Nutrition Food and Science | Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources | Expected Graduation Date: 9/22 | Provide an annual KEF scholarship for $800 per year | Total Required Commitment: $1,600 over 2 years

Ulemu has done extensive research on the harmful effects of malnutrition and has personally seen how an improper diet negatively affected her own community. As she noted in her application, poor nutrition can lead to reduced immunity, increased susceptibility to disease, impaired physical and mental development, and reduced productivity. Ulemu has watched high volumes of children grow up with poor cognitive ability due to their lack of proper nutrition. She has felt the pain of seeing pregnant mothers have premature babies, fail to produce breast milk, and give birth to children with diseases such as neonatal death due. Ulemu feels a personal responsibility to graduate with a degree in Nutrition and Food Science so that she can stop these tragedies in her community. 

 

“My areas of focus will be in the special groups of people in the Communities like Under Five Children, Pregnant and Lactating Mothers, People Living with HIV/AIDS and elderly. The aim will be to equip them with knowledge on choosing the most nutritious foods and how to prepare it.” --Ulemu

 

Her brother has helped fund her schooling, but the financial burden of tuition has become too much to bear. A scholarship from KEF would ensure that Ulemu could complete her degree and return home to dramatically lower her community's disease and mortality rates.

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Robert N. Sitta

Tanzania, 24 | Health Systems Management | Mzumbe University | Expected Graduation Date: 7/23 | Provide an annual KEF scholarship for $800 per year | Total Required Commitment: $2,400 over 3 years

Robert is a bright and dedicated student who understands the value of education more than most. After thriving during his first year of University in 2018, he was unable to support himself financially for a second year and was forced to move back home. The taste of a quality education showed Robert all the doors a degree could open, and he has no intention of letting those opportunities go. If supported by KEF, Robert would complete his college degree and dedicate his life to ensuring other students will not have to discontinue their studies as he did. 

 

“It’s my hope that my request will be accepted and worked upon for my today`s betterment as well as tomorrow. The future of the whole world includes assisting the poor and other people subjected to problems such as me.”

 

Already, he has pledged 25% of his future salary towards our scholarship program to benefit the next generation of financially-insecure students. He also is passionate about women’s rights, hoping that one day he will find a way to end early marriage for women and grant them equal  access to education. 

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Erick Siwango

Tanzania, 24 | Governance & Development | MS Training Center for Development Cooperation | Expected Graduation Date: 7/23 | Provide an annual KEF scholarship for $800 per year | Total Required Commitment: $2,400 over 3 years

Erick has grown up witnessing how women and other marginalized groups are treated as second class citizens. Though these people have been oppressed and denied equal rights for as long as he can remember, Erick is certain that a degree in Governance & Development will help him create essential change.  He wishes to “develop an understanding of governance and development issues at the local, national, and international levels” so that he can concentrate his efforts on enacting policy change towards female empowerment and educational equality.

 

“I want to facilitate a helping hand to students in need who face challenges to access good quality education, and through this I will be advocating the access to inclusive, equitable quality education in Education as one among the sustainable development goals by 2030.” --Erick

 

Obtaining the funds to complete a college degree in Governance & Development would supercharge Ericks advocacy efforts, giving him the opportunity to fight entrenched inequalities in Tanzania. 

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