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Isn’t public school free in Kenya?
The Kenyan government pays for grades K-8. However, families have to pay for their children to attend high school.
What is the cost to send a girl in Kenya to high school?
The range of fees is determined by the quality of the school and if it is a day school or a boarding school. For example: $175 pays for a day scholar for one year in a local high school. Also, $650 pays for a top rated boarding school.
How do you choose the girls that you support?
We send out applications through Seavuria in October and those applicants are screened for us by our partners in Kenya and then sent here to us in November. We gather to read the applications and then use a rubric to determine our choices.
How is your scholarship different?
Our scholarship is different because the main goal is to build a global friendship. We do not want to just send money over to Kenya, we want to get to know the girls.
How do you know the money is benefitting?
We require that the girls send us transcripts of their grades each quarter.

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Education should never be taken for granted

Hi,
My name is Natalie VanDevanter and I’m a sophomore at Vashon High School. I run cross county and play basketball and I love to cook. I love high school and learning. I want help give this opportunity to those who don’t have it. I have really enjoyed being part of Girls to Girls because it has allowed me to learn about other people’s cultures and lives. In our Vashon group of Girls to Girls I am the secretary, so I take meeting minutes along with helping fundraise and choose who our group is going to give scholarships to. The experience of being in this group has made me realize how lucky I am that I get to go to school every day and that I should never take my education for granted.
Will you help us reach our goal by contributing to the scholarship fund? We are hoping to raise $2,500 to send four girls to school this year. Anything you can give would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Sincerely,
Natalie

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SEAVURIA is dedicated to connecting students and teachers across the globe, striving to create global awareness and sustainable partnerships.

Using STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curricula, SEAVURIA engages students in the US and Kenya in synchronous studies designed to foster collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving. Global health scientists mentor students over the web, offering career information and cutting edge science ideas.

Technological tools afford us opportunities to connect and engage young people in discussions about important global issues. They learn from one another, serve as role models for one another, realize opportunities and are inspired to take action.

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