“When women thrive, all of society benefits.” – Kofi Anna

In its second year of offering the Second Chance Scholarship, The Asherah Foundation is pleased to find that our application pool has increased and our outreach is growing. We received almost 100 applications from 30 different countries. Women from countries including Yemen, India and South Sudan shared their phenomenal stories with The Asherah Foundation.  Our 2017 recipient selection process was difficult, as many of the applicants were deserving of this scholarship! We will continue to share stories of their incredible accomplishments on this blog.

The Asherah Foundation is delighted to introduce the exceptional Maryline Jarbar as our award recipient for the year of 2017. Ms. Jarbar overcame significant adversities in her life and continues to pursue her dreams courageously. She is the only member of her family thus far to have a secondary education and is furthering her studies in order to stay competitive in Liberia’s job market.

Ms. Jarbar is working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health Sciences at the Stella Maris Polytechnic University in Monrovia, Liberia. She is dedicated to the development of her country and the increase of opportunities for disadvantaged children and women in Liberia, and plans to use her degree to empower these communities. Through her advocacy, she hopes to contribute to the progress of literacy for all, better health conditions, and clean drinking water. The small village she comes from lacks basic social services and her dream is to fight for an improved society. One of Maryline’s many recommendations came from Pastor Waplo Dolh of the United Church of God in Christ. He highlighted her substantial contribution to her church community as Head of the Women’s Department.

The Asherah Foundation’s Board of Directors is honored to support Ms. Jarbar in her educational journey, commitment to development, and passions. We look forward to her success and congratulate her on receiving the Second Chance Scholarship!

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