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Notre Dame NHS and NJHS Raises Over $3,000 to Help Provide Access to Education to Students in Kenya

Last week, Notre Dame's chapters of the National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) held a bake sale and dress-down fundraiser supporting The Humanity Share whose mission is to, "work hand in hand with East African communities to break cycles of poverty and build sustainable, equitable futures."

The NHS & NJHS set a fundraising goal of $1,692 which covers the costs of sending three students to school for a year. 

With the help of three individual faculty members who anonymously donated a single tuition each, the NHS raised $3,948 which covers the cost of seven students' tuition total. 

The Humanity Share will be providing ND with photos of the seven students they are sponsoring, as well as regular updates on their progress at school.

NHS President Jordyn Williams '22 said that access to education is something many of us do not have to worry about. That it was her hope through the bake sale, that they could provide similar opportunities for young students. 

"Our Notre Dame education has taught us to lead with love and for the intentions of lifting up those around us and I believe the NHS Bake Sale was an example of St. Julie's teachings," Williams said. 

Members of the ND NHS with President Jordyn Williams '22 (center).

 

A special thank you to Grace Ganley '22, whose personal experiences in Kenya working with the Humanity Share inspired Williams and her fellow NHS officers to launch this initiative, as well as the NHS and NJHS girls who contributed, donated their fabulous baked goods, and helped run the fundraiser.