The Recipients of the EHG Madame Dorbor Scholarship

The EHG Fund is proud to announce the recipients of the EHG Madame Dorbor Scholarship.

Korto JP Vogar School

Lauren S

Faith Academy International

Saldayah B

Young Christian Academy

Satta M

Kingdom Foundation

Wubu D

Hellena K

These 8th grade student about to enter 9th grade, exhibited positive behavior, integrity and an effort towards academic learning. They are all actively engaged in serving their community and want to further their education to serve others.

“We are all very proud of these students,” said Lindsey Schurman, a representative of the EHG Fund. “They have all shown an extraordinary level of ambition to help the people around them and want to further their education to continue to serve their communities, country and world at large.”

The five recipients were selected out of many applicants and was based upon their academic work, integrity, moral character, and their desire to apply their educational strengths in service to others.

“We hope that these scholarship will be transformative in the lives of these young women. We wish them all well and hope they enjoy the next step in their education.” Schurman, followed up.

Madame Dorbor scholarships are offered through the EHG Fund, an in-house charitable arm of DentalXChange, an American company that provides online services to the dental industry. DentalXChange’s company founders have helped support a number of projects of Full-Circle Learning, spanning over a decade. Generations of children in multiple countries have benefited from the charitable givings of DentalXChange’s employees and clients, who value equal access to purposeful, transformational education.

Michelle Walker in Zambia – Day 4

In June of 2017, Michelle Walker, Content Developer for DentalXChange, attended Full-Circle Learning Center’s Conference in Lusaka, Zambia to represent the EHG Fund and see how the program’s influence has shaped the school system and to learn what more we can do to help the Zambian people. Michelle wrote a daily log of her trip to help us experience her adventures. Here is Day 4:

Davidson’s Wedding

I was looking forward to a low-key wedding ceremony, after having only slept for 3 or 4 hours, and being pretty exhausted from the excitement of the reception the night before.

Davidson told us we needed to be ready to leave around Noon, to head over to the Zambia National Baha’i Centre in Lusaka. He left very early in the morning, around 9am, to go to the records building with Peter to obtain the marriage license. I was pretty amazed that government officials work on Sunday, and wondered whether Zambian law requires marriage licenses to expire within a day or two, necessitating last-minute trips to the government office on a Sunday morning.

We all eat breakfast together, minus Davidson and Peter, at the house, and when they return we quickly pile into the car.

The Baha’i center is in a very pretty part of Lusaka, close to the city center. The building has a tall angular roof, and is surrounded by tall mature trees in the front, and a large expanse of lush Bermuda grass in the back. In the main worship hall, black chairs are set up facing a dais, and the entire right side is made of windows. Bridget and Davidson enter, and sit in the middle of the room. There are a few songs, and then Teresa gives a short speech, followed by a much longer introduction to the Baha’i faith given by a representative of this congregation.

Towards the end of the ceremony, Bridget and Davidson gather their familial witnesses, of which Teresa and I are two of them, to sign three copies of their marriage license. After another song, the wedding is complete, and everyone heads outside to take pictures.

Following the pictures, a buffet-style dinner is served, a few more people speak about their hopes for Davidson and Bridget, as well as the Baha’i faith. By this point, I am feeling pretty exhausted, and am ready to head home for a nap.

As the sun begins to set and mild day turns chilly, we pile into various cars and head towards home. Although it is only 7pm, our room is very dark because our lights still don’t work. I pretty much climb into bed and sleep until the next morning.