GLOW Foundation’s focus is to provide women in developing countries with multilevel assistance to help them reach their goals and dreams. The Foundation’s main objectives include providing university and college tuition assistance, mentorship and promoting entrepreneurism.
GLOW Foundation provides gap funding to cover any tuition fees that are not provided by the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) of Kenya or other scholarship sources. Sometimes a monthly allowance is provided to help students with basic living expenses, medical aid, and transportation. These young girls have persevered, completed high school, and are defying the odds to attend universities.
Due to their families’ low incomes, sometimes our students qualify for scholarships funded by the Kenyan government to which they are admitted. Unfortunately, demand is great and when awarded, the government scholarships and loans only cover a portion of the full cost. Our scholarships fund a range of critical expenses that are outside the capacity of disadvantaged families.
In addition to covering a variety of expenses that students face in university, GLOW Foundation also provides our recipients with a mentor. The mentor gives guidance and support through the ups and downs of university life, and tracks academic success rates, and university retention. This comprehensive advice and support system takes the girls from high school graduation through university and prepares them for the world of work.
As an extension of the mentorship program, GLOW Foundation fosters entrepreneurism by identifying viable business plans and providing loans to persue those business endeavors.
The Origins of GLOW
Jeni Lowry, Founder of GLOW Foundation (Giving Life Opportunities to Women), first met the girls’ school, Daraja Academy, in Kenya September 2015. After her visit, she grew to understand what was happening to a lot of them upon high school graduation. Though their scores were high enough to be admitted to college, for financial reasons, they were unable to attend. She could not sit back and do nothing and watch some of the hardest working girls she had ever seen return home to their villages to seek menial employment in a country with over 35% unemployment.
Upon witnessing Daraja's impact on allowing the girls to attend and graduate high school, Jeni decided to help the girls continue their dreams of furthering their education and careers by attending college. Without Daraja, none of these girls would have been able to even attend High School. And, now, without GLOW Foundation, these girls do not have a chance to attend college.
She would love your help in directly changing the course of these girls' lives and as GLOW Foundation grows, help many others in similar situations throughout the world. Jeni recognizes first hand, that together, we can make a HUGE impact on these young women's lives, their families' lives, and their future generations' lives with financial assistance and mentorship.
With love and gratitude,
Principal, Daraja Academy
Robert (Bobby) Bisor
Founder, BR Capital