In 2006, when I met the Marimba Kids from the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa, I connected with 6 young female members of the band (the band was made up of 26 children ages 14 to 18 years) and their personalities touched me. In speaking with these young women, I saw a chance to blend my passion for design and my drive to save the environment, with my desire to create opportunity for the economically challenged young people of the world. By giving new life to old fabrics and accessories in our handbags, memory pieces, mittens, and hat designs, and by contributing a portion of the proceeds of sales to scholarships for these engaged and already successful students, mined reCREATIONS could provide the funds for them to attend post-secondary education and experience the doors which it can open. A portion of the sales from each mined reCREATION is used to pay for an economically challenged student to attend school (elementary, vocational, or college/university). They are not “single story” people. They are interesting people with complex and wonderful lives. Learn more about our current and alumni students below.

UPDATE! As of December 31st, 2016, we have donated approximately $107,000 toward education funding.

 
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December 2014       Lisa - University of Winnipeg

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Lisa’s Info…

School: University of Winnipeg
Country: Canada

Year: 3rd year

Degree: Lisa has a double major in Urban and Inner City Studies and Rhetoric Writing.

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Yusuph’s Info…

School: Imani Primary School
Country: Tanzania

Grade: 7

Years: 2011 – 2027 we hope!

 

Read the full story here – http://www.mom2momafrica.ca/our-students.html

 

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Joyce’s Info…

School: Midrand Graduate Institute
Country: Lesotho/South Africa
Subject of Study: Psychology
Years of Study: 2012 – 2016

Joyce completed her undergrad and returned home to work with her mother to reestablish Rachel’s Home. We look forward to hearing from her upon her decision to continue her studies at the masters level.

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Naomi’s Info…

School: Livestock School
Country: Tanzania
Subject of Study: Pastoral Husbandry
Year of Study: 2014-2015

Naomi completed her studies and graduated. She is working at home with her family and raising her children.

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Nawasa’s Info…

School: Marialle College
Country: Tanzania
Subject of Study: Clothing Design, Tailoring and Weaving
Year of Study: 2014-2015

Nawasa completed one year of her studies after which she took an internship with a local tailor shop. We wish her well.

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Amani’s Info…

School: Mshikamano College
Country: Tanzania
Subject of Study: Commercial Studies
Year of Study: 2013 – 2014

Amani has completed her studies. We await news she has written her graduate examination. Updated April 2016.

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Agnes’ Info…

School: Marialle College
Country: Tanzania
Subject of Study: Clothing Design, Tailoring and Weaving
Year of Study: 2013
Agnes decided, after one year of study, to enter the work force in fashion design.  We wish her well.

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Tsepong’s Info…

School: Government School of Accounting
Country: Kingdom of Lesotho
Subject of Study: Accounting
Years: 2009 – 2011

Tsepong received a job offer in her field at the end of her third year of study. She accepted the job and is pursuing her fourth year of study, part time and self funded, while working full time. We wish her well in her career and school life.

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Kefilwe’s “Sweets” Info…

School:  UNISA
Country: South Africa
Subject of Study: Accounting
Years: 2007 – 2010

Kefilwe, and her sister Kefiloe (who graduated from ECE), have opened a children’s day care. They have over 40 children per day, are employing two teachers and two assistants. Kefiloe is the principle while Kefilwe teaches the five year olds in the morning, prepares lunch for the school, and then heads off to her own school working to complete her degree (she paused her studies after 3rd year to pursue a different calling on her life). We are so proud of you Sweets!

 

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