Akha Scholarship Fund
About this Mission Project
The government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic selects students from rural communities to attend the government university. For many this is a unique chance for an education. But the students are given almost no funds and must find their own ways to pay for tuition and expenses.
The Akha Scholarship Fund was established to help needy university students from the Lao Akha community. It’s the vision of former missionary Dr. Paul Lewis. The goal is to help these young people get an education and experience a better quality of life.
This mission project seeks to build-up the Akha Scholarship Fund so it could help 30 students. $100 would support 1 student for 2-4 months. $250 would pay for 1 semester’s tuition. $500 would support 1 student for a year.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $15,000 to help up to 30 Akha students living in Lao PDR with their university tuition fees or living expenses. While all of the recipients are needy, some come from families that earn less than $1 a day.
This project will be managed through the Akha Scholarship Fund Committee chaired by an Akha leader in Chiang Rai, Thailand. It is anticipated that this project will encourage the Akha people in Thailand to help their poorer kin in neighboring countries. It will also encourage cooperation among the Akha and help them create relationships with development agencies.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Pray with the Akha Scholarship Fund Committee as they decide which of the dozens of needy Akha university students will receive help each year.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
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These young women are just a few of the Akha students attending university in Vientiane in Lao PDR. While the government university offers low or subsidized tuition, too often the Akha families cannot help them with expenses. This scholarship fund is an answer to prayer for many needy students.