Education has always been a core component of Covenant Mercies’ programs, as we seek to break cycles of poverty in the developing world. In Sub-Saharan Africa, many children never complete primary school. Through our Orphan Sponsorship Program, fatherless children are envisioned and equipped to complete not only primary school, but also secondary school, and even beyond.
In 2016, Covenant Mercies established the Mapalo Scholarship Fund for eligible Sponsorship Program graduates pursuing higher education. Last year, we awarded our first scholarships to eight young men and women– including Charles, Farrai, and William (pictured above). We are currently reviewing submissions from our 2018 applicants, and we look forward to awarding their scholarships soon.
Mapalo is a word that means blessing.
On average, it costs $1,000 per year for a student in our program areas to complete a college degree. In order to continue investing in future generations of college students and provide Mapalo scholarships, additional funding is needed. The Lord has provided an exciting opportunity: between now and September 15th, a generous donor has committed to match gifts to the Mapalo Scholarship Fund dollar for dollar, up to $30,000!
By supporting the Mapalo campaign with a tax-deductible gift, you can double the value of your donation. Will you help us secure these funds and provide the blessing of education to young men and women in the developing world?
To make a gift online today, visit our Donate page and select “Mapalo Scholarship Fund” in the Campaign box.