The Maru a Pula Trust aims to raise funds for orphan and vulnerable childrens' scholarships at Maru a Pula School in Botswana. Maru a Pula is a top independent, academically selective secondary school in Gaborone, Botswana's capital, with a strong emphasis on community service. Maru-a-Pula means ‘Clouds of Rain’ in Setswana (the official language of Botswana) and in a semi-desert country like Botswana rain is considered a blessing.
In Botswana, there are around 120 000 orphans (Unicef 2012) in a population of just over 2 million. Many of these orphans lack opportunities for good schooling, so we seek to provide opportunities through an orphan and vulnerable children (OVC) scholarship fund at Maru a Pula School. The school currently has 19 fully funded OVCs at a cost of £13000 per scholar per year. Previous scholars have gone on to prestigious US,UK and South African Universities to become leaders of the future.
Charity No: 313929
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