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 August 31st, 2019, we have donated approximately $143,000 toward education funding.

 
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Mariam’s Info…she is in the centre of the photo

Country: Kenya

Program: Business Administration (mined reCreations support is providing for her accommodation, travel, and personal costs through three years of
Business Administration)

Years: 2017-2019

 

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Haudenosaunee Students

School: Various
Country: Turtle Island, Six Nations of the Grand River

Program: Various at the college and university level

Years: 2018 going forward
In Honour and Memory of Leah Lehman

 

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Genet’s Info…

School: Wamba Hospital
Country: Kenya

Program: Nursing

Years: 2017-2021

 

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Joyce’s Info…

School: UNISA (University of South Africa)
Country: Soweto/South Africa

Program: Masters of Psychology

Years: 2018-2020

 

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Catherine’s Info…

School: Church Subsidied School
Country: Tanzania

Program: Early Childhood Education

Years: 2018 – 2020

 

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Khadija’s Info…

School: Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
Country: Tanzania

Program: Bachelor of Medicine MD (undergraduate program)

Years: 2019 – 2022

 

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Yusuph’s Info…

School: Cheti 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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Namnyak’s Info…

School: Marialle College
Country: Tanzania

Year: 2017-2018

Area of Study: Fashion and Textile Design

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Lisa’s Info…

School: University of Winnipeg
Country: Canada

Year: 2015-2018

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

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Nepatine’s Update…

Business Grant Recipient
Year: 2017

Nepatin continues to work as a veterinarian assistant, and is doing well. Recently, the Ministry of Livestock has established a new standard for sellers of vet meds; they must be veterinarians, not just technicians. So, in consultation with Nepatin, staff decided that her best long-term plan is to help build her own goat herd with an additional loan and for her to continue to work as a vet assistant. As there is currently a serious drought, she will not get additional goats until December, or later.

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Naandito’s Info…

School: Marialle College
Country: Tanzania
Subject of Study: Fashion and Textile Design
Years of Study: 2017-2018

Naandito is a busy seamstress, and actually has set up her business very close to the Sauti Moja Tanzanian
office. Congratulations, Naandito, on putting your education to work! Yippee!

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Elma’s Info…

School: Kerugoya School
Country: Kenya
Subject of Study: Tailoring
Years of Study: 2017-2018

Elma is living in town with a family. The relationship connection to Elma is working to seek her out and discover her plans around pursing her work as a seamstress. (as of 2019)

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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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