We have some exciting news! Drop in the Bucket has just celebrated the graduation of our first group of South Sudanese secondary students.
When we first started our scholarship program four years ago, we were not expecting inter-tribal war, a refugee crisis, or a global pandemic.
But despite many enormous challenges, we have a wonderful reason to celebrate. The first group of twenty-five girls has officially graduated from secondary school.
In the past four years, these girls have become part of the DROP family. We have mentored them through hard times, cheered on their victories, and watched them grow and thrive.
The program started with 25 girls and is now sponsoring 140 vulnerable but hardworking girls to go to school.
For the graduation, a group of donors funded a gift for each of them, which was a tailor-made traditional dress, handbags, and watches. The girls also got the opportunity to Zoom with supporters in the US. It was a wonderful day of celebrating their great accomplishment. Community members and education stakeholders also attended the graduation party. Some gave motivational speeches about how proud they were of these girls. The girls also read poems and spoke to the group about their experience.
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