What is the BOH Student Scholarship Program?
The BOH Student Scholarship Program (BSSP) provides education to help children break out of the cycle of poverty.
In 2011, we surveyed the women to determine what they would most like to see changed. A significant majority responded that they desired their children to attend school.
Education in Uganda is not free and often requires books, uniforms, and boarding supplies in addition to school fees. Many families cannot afford these costs and the result is many children are unable to attend school. Thus, we established BSSP as a means to make education possible for the children of the women we partner with!
Since it’s inception in 2013, BSSP has granted over 230 scholarships and currently supports 28 students: 7 primary, 10 secondary, 4 vocational and 7 university students.
Our hope is to raise up educated, beloved Ugandan children who can empower their families, communities, and even their nation.
Because of this, we place high value on the holistic well being of these students! We have two BSSP “Coaches” on staff to tutor, mentor, and guide students through their education journey. In addition to tutoring, our Coaches, Emma and Jane, teach BSSP students about health, well-being, and life-skills to prepare them for the rest of their lives.
In Their Words
"My happiest moment with BOH is when I was put in boarding section because before I used to be a day scholar and along the way back home from school children could bully me. They used to beat me up. I almost stopped studying because of that, but now I am so happy and I enjoy studying so much and my best friends study with me." - Agnes, age 7, yearbook quote
"My memorable moment is when my mother bought me my first pair of shoes. I was so happy that I hardly slept at night, because I was waking up to check on them. I couldn't wait to wear them that morning to go to school." - Mary, age 9, yearbook quote
"You keep practicing, your voice will be good someday like that of Rihanna, don't worry. As I wrote last time, I love singing and playing netball." - Violate M., age 14, in a letter to a volunteer
"Generally, what I hope to do when I am done with my studies is to look for a job and struggle to construct a house for my grandmother before I focus on my own life because she had for so long been there for me yet she had no money. Secondly I also wish to offer services and serve my people, community, and country, providing opportunities to others who live in this kind of life that I lived in, before I met people who gave me a lovely hand in my studies." - Christopher, University Student, Developmental Studies
"I am grateful for the school assistance you are offering to my son Azizi Kimera. Within the last two terms there have been much improvement in his academic performance. Thank you very much for your support." - Mariam, Parent & Beads Project participant
Meet the Students
Hover over/click on students photos to read more!
Want to help?
Funding for BSSP comes partly from jewelry sales and partly from donors like you! Donate specifically to BSSP to help these students continue their education!