Dr. Brad Krusky, leader of the Dentistry for All team, poses with two of our scholarship students … from the left, Darling Patricia Mejia Ramirez, Brad, Rosa Magali Tut Mejia and myself. We thank the Dentistry for All team for being one of our major donors to support this program.
These two scholarship students, Prisma Hernandez Garcia and Juana Melendez Soberano, have been with the Ix-canaan Scholarship Program since they began studying grade 1. They are now studying at the Grade 7 level at a new upgrading school here in the village.
These 4 students, and another 4, are under the umbrella of the general scholarship fund which is funded by a variety of people who give what they want to this general fund. You can also choose to support a specific student for her entire scholastic career which costs $600 for the first year, and goes up every year that they stay in school.
This program began as a program specifically for women of the community who were unable to complete their schooling as children, but has since expanded to include some girls who were unable to pay for their basic junior high school education at the NUFED school. Educating the women of the families has been shown to raise the socio-economic level rapidly and effectively.