In 2018, The EHG Fund and Full Circle Learning set up the Madame Dorbor Scholarship to help support multiple students in Liberia to fund their education. The students that were awarded the scholarship have continued to show growth and have helped develop their communities by using the lessons they learned from Full Circle Learning. We are so excited to share their progress and update you on the projects they have been working on this year.
Wubu and Rose
“Scholarship students Wubu and Rose received their books at Kingdom Foundation International this week, after starting a sustainable development club. The girls led other youth in identifying the causal effects of environmental pollution and public health problems. They recommended community-based approaches to prevention and environmental reform.”
Saldayah and Joana
“Saldayah and Joana gathered friends from O’Nance International Christian School and Faith Academy International. They taught the children how to make paper boats, to send love and appreciation out into the world. The children placed the 20 boats on the water and set them in motion. Their positive messages will go to wisdom exchange partners in other Full-Circle Learning countries.”
“Laura has acquired new land for a larger school farm. As one of the first scholarship students, she has taught her school how to feed the community and has especially helped keep the elderly alive during the pandemic. At a time when some were dying of hunger in their homes, Laura designed a plan to bring widows to the garden to grow their own food. For people too elderly to work, she hired drivers to bring them food from the garden. To pay the drivers, she and her classmates used funds earned from selling a portion of the food they had raised.”
“Student Bendu of Korto school is one of FCL students whose life has changed since she got admitted into the school. She treks almost every day to school, a one hour walk. Bendu has been involved in nearly all of the school community service projects and she volunteered to help Laura, Masu, and Benetta with their projects.
Before Covid, she has already learned and mastered the habit-of-heart “altruism” and frankly it is helping her to see the needs of others and assist. She has totally become selfless.
Bendu lives in a community where nearly everyone of her neighbours including her parents are surviving just by the grace of God. She learned an art (trap making) that she has introduced in her community. She taught other young kids of her age and below her age the skills of making traps to hunt for crab meat. Most families in her community and other slums in Liberia who can’t afford frozen meat and fish depend on crab meat for survival and it is really helping. She produced over 20 crab traps as she taught the kids. Her first day catch was distributed among her neighbours.
Bendu has also taught the kids how to be entrepreneurs. She knows that more people like the crab meat. The kids will not only hunt crabs for food but also to sell and raise some money for their families.”
About the Madame Dorbor Scholarship
Madame Dorbor scholarships are offered through the EHG Fund, an in-house charitable arm of DentalXChange, an American company that provides online services to the dental industry. DentalXChange’s company founders have helped support a number of projects of Full-Circle Learning, spanning over a decade. Generations of children in multiple countries have benefited from the charitable giving of DentalXChange’s employees and clients, who value equal access to purposeful, transformational education.