Saturday, March 20, 2010

Involving Nursing Students at USF

Shirley Tamoria, a medical doctor in San Francisco and a member of the Mercy Beyond Borders board of directors, cares passionately about improving primary health care in Sudan. She is pictured here at a rural clinic near the town of Rumbek in S. Sudan.  Recently Shirley spoke to several classes of nursing students at the University of San Francisco. Many of the students subsequently expressed their desire to volunteer locally in ways that would support Mercy Beyond Borders' work.  Shirley plans to meet regularly with them after her April trip to Sudan, to share ideas with them and encourage their efforts.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Rare Chance

The girls and women of Sudan cherish the rare chance to go to school.  Fewer than 1 in 7 girls in S. Sudan get more than 5 yrs of schooling, but all approach their studies with serious determination.  Their opportunity for ongoing education recently got a bit brighter: Mercy Beyond Borders has launched a scholarship program for 8th graders who qualify for high school, and for 12th graders who qualify for nurses' training or teacher colleges. 

MBB now has 29 Sudanese girls and young women on full scholarships at schools in Sudan and Kenya.  These scholarships will continue annually through the girls' matriculation, so long as their academic marks remain high.

If you are able to contribute to the MBB scholarship fund, please donate to Mercy Beyond Borders, 1885 De La Cruz Blvd #101, Santa Clara, CA 95050.  Or, go to the DONATE button on our website: