Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Karen Maryann Scholarship

Three years ago, I remember reading this Chinese Proverb again and again.
If you are planning for a year; sow rice
If you are planning for a decade; plant trees
If you are planning for a lifetime; educate people

Three years ago an idea was born; it came to fruition on January 17, 2007. When Karen Maryann Pereira passed away on October 26, 2003, I knew she wanted her legacy to live on. Her legacy lives on through her children- Kane and Candice, but more through her commitment during her lifetime to educate children.

Where: The Karen Maryann Scholarship was started at St. Mary's Girls High School in Mangalore, India. This was Karen's alma mater and where Karen studied from grade 3 to 10. This was a place where she got her foundation in faith and education.

What: This scholarship will benefit 30 deserving students from the Kannada medium, where tuition fees, school supplies etc, will be provided for the first year.

This is a small beginning but dedicated one. This scholarship will be sustained over the years as there are plans to open a trust in her name where proceeds will go to various schools all over India.

Please feel free to e-mail me your suggestions, questions, feedback etc

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