We are thrilled for Houge!

Houge mom and MiriamaThis trip to Niger was full of exciting and heartwarming updates!

I had the opportunity to catch up with our friend, Houge. Many of you have been following her story for years as she has been frequently highlighted as the first student to receive an RN Student Sponsorship and Secondary School Girls Scholarship.

I could not have been more impressed with what she shared with us! Houge passed the middle school exit exam and will be moving on to high school. Her score was so high that she was exclusively invited to take the exam for acceptance to the School of Excellence in the Nigerien capital, Niamey. Wow!

Pictured here with Houge’s mother is Houge’s niece, Mariama. Though she is only 7 months old, she already demonstrates lots of promise and potential! With an inspiring role model and mentor like Houge, hopefully Mariama will follow in her aunt’s footsteps by excelling in school and working toward a vocation where she can be invaluable to those in her community.

P.S. Check out Houge’s full story in this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REQLYCFEGuM