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STF Scholar Opens A Hair Salon in Ethiopia!

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We are in awe of a recent story that came from our partner Selamta Family Project in Ethiopia. A couple of the girls there, including She’s the First scholar Nardos Y. (on the left in the above photo), took a Continue reading

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STF Scholars in Ethiopia are Star Volunteers

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We continue to be amazed at the compassion that the girls we sponsor show. Many of the updates we receive from our partner schools are about ways they find to give back to their communities. Selamta Family Project is no Continue reading

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Tizita Stars in Difret, Winner of Sundance Film Festival Award

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Exciting news out of Selamta Family Project, our partner school in Ethiopia! Tizita, one of our grade 8 scholars, is the lead in Sundance Film Festival award-winning film Difret. (You might remember Tizita from when she visited the Ethiopian National Continue reading

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From Duck, Duck, Goose to Dancing: Getting Fit with Selamta

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As runners across the country lace up for She’s the First Run the World campaign to sponsor 100 girls in 100 days, I started to get curious. How do girls at our partner schools fit in their daily exercise? Over Continue reading

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Letter from Mekdes, Selamta’s First University Student!

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In December, we were thrilled to share with you the story of Mekdes, Selamta Family Project’s first student to pursue higher education! Last week, Mekdes was kind enough to find time in her busy schedule to share with us her Continue reading

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Selamta Sends Its First Student to University!

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A few weeks ago, a message landed in my inbox that completely defines what She’s the First is all about. Mekdes, a student at Selamta Family Project, recently graduated high school and is now settling into life as a university Continue reading

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All Fun and Games in Ethiopia and Kenya

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As summer approaches and finals are behind us, it’s time to close the books for a bit and think about fun! I wrote to the Kibera School for Girls in Kenya and the Selamta Family Project in Ethiopia to learn Continue reading

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Reading Time at Selamta Family Project

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Last week, I wrote about reading time at the Kibera School for Girls in Kenya and Kopila Valley Children’s Home in Nepal. I’m happy to bookend that report with an update from Mia Brown at the Selamta Family Project in Continue reading

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A Summer of Firsts at the Selamta Family Project!

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What I love about being a researcher for She’s the First is that in many ways, I feel like I get to grow up with the students at the Selamta Family Project in Ethiopia. As a student myself, I love Continue reading

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Mama Wude, Selamta Household Mother

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The Selamta Family Project in Ethiopia has been recognized internationally for its family-based support model. In fact, at the 2009 International Conference in Africa for Children, Selamta was praised for being the only conference participant to implement this family-centered approach! Now, Continue reading

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