Healthy Mind, Healthy Me

By Sonja Robinson | June 10, 2022 Research has shown that poverty increases the risk of mental health, which is shaped by characteristics including inequalities in individuals social, economic and physical environments. Children and adolescents are especially at risk...

A Day of Service and Gratitude

By Selam Kahsay | May 27, 2022 At the Samaritan Health and Education Support Center in Ethiopia, we were excited when a team of doctors working at Awo Doctor Group reached out to us to volunteer. We immediately said yes and began reaching out to family members of our...

Family Matters

By Mike Tenbusch | May 6, 2022 This past Friday, our board of trustees made a huge commitment to build a “family life center” in Honduras as one of our four goals this year.  We want to give our scholars a safe and nurturing place they can go to after school to be...

Rekindling the Spark

By Selam Terefe | May 13, 2022 This is Meron. Eight years back, she suddenly lost both of her parents to illness in less than two weeks.  “I buried my spark, enthusiasm, and joy alongside my parents,” she said. Meron handled her grief by focusing all of her attention...

The Gift of Sight for a Scholar

By Ronia Romero | April 14, 2022 Those of you who read our companion blog, Letters from the President, will know about our new urgent needs program. Today, we’d love to tell you about the impact of that new program on a young girl in our scholarship program...