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I Dream of being a Doctor

I am Harate. Pray with me today: God, thank you for allowing me to continue school because of the generosity of someone I don’t even know. Pray that others are given scholarships as well.

Meet Harate. Harate lives with her mother and father and one of her brothers. She also has 2 sisters and 2 brothers that live elsewhere. She has a desire to further her studies at the university level once she completes grade 12. "My dream is to be a medical doctor because I like biology and chemistry, and I want to help the young, old, and poor people. I want to understand medicine and speak English well. To achieve these dreams, I will study, study…and work so much to make my dream be true."

In Mozambique, education is only free through the 7th grade. After that time you must pay to attend school. The cost for 8-10th grade is $450/year and the cost for 11-12 grade is $800/year. The minimum wage in Mozambique is $120/month, and the unemployment rate is approximately 17%. As you can imagine, it is extremely difficult for a family (average family has 5 children) to educate their children. Only 5% of students in Mozambique complete secondary school and go on to more education. In the United States, 87% of children are enrolled in secondary school and in Mozambique, that number is only 18%. Only 5% of students in Mozambique complete secondary school and go on to more education. Many of those children, including Harate rely on scholarships to continue their education.

Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. Acts 4:32

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