Southern Adventist University’s 2011 senior class is using their class gift to provide scholarships for children in Nepal.
“We are very excited to give the gift of education,” says Reneze Trim, president of the 2011 class and senior psychology major. “We realize many gifts have been contributed for us to attend Southern, so we’re ecstatic to share this blessing with children who have not had the same resources or opportunities.”
After voting on possible gift ideas, the senior class chose to partner with ADRA to provide $2,011 worth of scholarships (in honor of their graduation year) for 17 children to attend school in Nepal. The amount will cover the cost of schoolbooks, supplies, uniforms, and a year’s tuition for each child. In addition, female students will receive bicycles to help them safely reach school.
“I like that we’re giving to people in need,” says Jacqueline Soler, gift donor and senior social work major. “This is going to have a huge impact on those kids.”
While the 2011 class gift is moving towards its goal, the 2010 class gift, a painting by Nathan Greene, is also nearing completion.
Nathan Greene has provided several preliminary sketches of the painting that depict service learning at Southern. The painting is expected to be unveiled during homecoming weekend in the fall 2011 semester. It will hang behind the reception area in Wright Hall.