African Student Education Fund Scholars - 2017
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AFRICAN STUDENT EDUCATION FUND 2017 APPEAL
TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN
CLASS OF 2016 2017:
TEN (10) STUDENT BENEFICIARIES:
Representing six (6) African countries.
Majoring in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Health Sciences.
TWENTY-NINE (29) WOMEN GRADUATES SUPPORTED OVER THE PAST 11 YEARS.
LAUMC HAS INVESTED MORE THAN $325,000 IN CHANGING LIVES THROUGH THE FUND.
VANESSA MASENGOSOPHMORE | COMMUNICATIONS MAJORDEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
I was born and grew up in Lubumbashi city, in a family of seven childrenone boy and six girls. Im the sixth-born. My father
was a civil servant until retirement. He does not work anymore so my mother is the one trying her best to take care of us. I
am very thankful for your help with my school fees. I hope to impact my family and community once I graduate. I want to be
able to support my parents and siblings financially, and even with knowledge. My community (does not have many) influential
people and I hope to be one of the first. I want to lead with wisdom and the knowledge I am pursuing now.
JULIANA VINTENABASENIOR | SOCIOLOGY MAJORNIGERIA
I am a spirited young lady with aspirations and an ambition to be great in life and make a difference. Groomed to be
responsible and honest, I never tend to forget where I come from. The successful completion of my degree in Sociology (will)
help me build my career as a social worker and a human rights activist, which would be my own little way of giving back to the
community. I would love to make a positive impact on everyone from the poor peasant to the rich elite.
NAOMY NKOYSOPHMORE| HEALTH SERVICES MGT.DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
I am 26 years old and the first of three children. Our parents died when I was eight, so we grew up in the care of our grandmother. After
high school, I married a Zimbabwean soldier who deployed in my country during the war. I now have two children but my husband has left
me. I am left to take care of my children on my own.
Thank you for assisting me to acquire a high quality education. After graduating, I would like to focus on helping disadvantaged people,
especially the blind. I have observed that the children of the blind are not going to school as they wonder in the streets begging. Also being
the first born, once I graduate, I will be able to take full responsibility for my familys needs and be an exemplary mother to my children. I
want to make my children proud of me because that means the world to me.
ELISA QUELENDESENIOR | PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION / MANAGEMENT MAJORANGOLA
I sincerely would like to thank you all for your support in paying my fees. May God bless you and your families for your
contributions to my career and for making my dream come to life at Africa University. I joined Africa University in August
2013, and did my Intensive English. Intensive English has been very helpful to me as it has enhanced my skills. In the future, I
want to become an Ambassador of Angola as well as a politician.
ELVINE NKHATASENIOR | SOCIOLOGY MAJORMALAWI
I am so grateful for the gift of the scholarship that you give me every year. Currently, I am a third year student studying Sociology. I truly
thank God for bringing forth people like you who help others to realize their dreams. I pray that the Lord will do wonders in your lives.
I am the daughter of Rev Copeland Nkhata who is a minister of God in The United Methodist Church. My mother is a primary school
teacher. College has been going well by Gods grace. May God continue to bless you and fulfil all your needs. Thank you.
PATRICIA SEMAKWEZISENIOR | PSYCHOLOGY MAJORZAMBIA
I am a third-year student and Im looking forward to graduating in 2018. I come from a family of nine. My parents are not
working due to old age. It is only because of your scholarship that I am able to be here, studying at Africa University. For that, I
thank you very much.
CHARLOTTE KASHALSENIOR | ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES MAJORDEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
I come from a family of seven children. Both of my parents are members of the Jerusalem United Methodist Church in Lubumbashi,
Democratic Republic of Congo. My father is working as a Chief and my mother is a housewife. Currently, I am in my third year in the
Environmental Studies degree program and I am looking forward to graduating in 2017. After getting my degree, I intend to go back home
and work for either my government, NGOs or any other related institution. Thank you so very much for everything.
NYARADZO RUWOSOPHMORE | ACCOUNTING MAJORZIMBABWE
It is a great honor writing you this letter, appreciating all that you are doing for me. I am humbled to be a recipient of your scholarship, since
for some it remains a dream to have one. I am living the dream and I will make the best of it. This is a sacrifice I will never take for granted.
Not only will I stay dedicated to my school work, I also promise to be a disciplined student who values a good name and someone of
substance who will be a role model to others. This scholarship is also a standard set for me as an individual to give back to my community in
any way I can.
PAMBI JATUTUSENIOR | PSYCHOLOGY MAJORNIGERIA
I am currently doing a one-year internship, to gain practical exposure in my field prior to my final year. After graduating from Africa University,
I look forward to getting a masters degree in Clinical Psychology. Its a discipline that I am passionate about because many of our African
youth are suffering from mental illness. I aspire to assist in caring for the mentally ill as my way of giving back. I am very overwhelmed with joy
to be a beneficiary of this scholarship program. Thank you for turning my life around.
MELLISA MADENGASENIOR | EDUCATION MAJORZIMBABWE
I am writing this letter to show appreciation for the financial assistance which you have been giving me since my first year in 2013. I am now
in the final (4th) year of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Education Honors degree program. Your continued assistance is greatly appreciated as it
has brought my dreams to life, where they were once shattered. I am really grateful. After completing my undergraduate degree this year, I
hope to pursue my masters degree.
UPDATE ON PAST BENEFICIARIES
Learning here. Living here. Leading here.
Serving god. All the time. Everywhere.
FRANCINE ILUNGAMISSIONARY | GENERAL BOARD OF GLOBAL MINISTRIESTHE UNITED METHODIST CHURCHDEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Francine graduated in 2012 with a degree in Social
Sciences. In 2015, she was commissioned and assigned
to serve in the Ivory Coast Conference in West Africa.
Francine oversees the conferences work with young
girls and women in discipleship, counseling, mentoring,
and relationship building. Francine describes the
scholarship support that she received as a gift from
God that came to fulfil my dream and call to ministry. It
has transformed me and all my family.
EVA MARIO NDAMBIDEACON | ANGOLA WEST CONFERENCETHE UNITED METHODIST CHURCHANGOLA
I hope you are all doing well. I am fine. I thank my
God and all of you for what I have learnt at A.U.
I am in Angola and working in pastoral ministry. I
am leading a church in the UMC as a deacon. I just
want to ask my Lord to continue to bless and use
you in the building of His kingdom. Thank you!
SIBONINKOSI HOVEMARKETING/BUSINESS PROFESSIONALSCHWEPPES ZIMBABWE LTD. | COCA COLA COMPANYZIMBABWE
Siboninkozi graduated in 2014 and has been
pursuing a career in marketing and advertising.
She completed an 18-month program for
Corporate Marketing trainees with a Coca Cola
Company franchisee in October 2016 and was
hired by the company as a permanent employee.