Meet Hope Massa

Hope is 19, from Uganda and the fourth of six children. Like many children in Sub-Saharan Africa, her story is a difficult one. Once well-off when Hope was young, the family’s fortune changed and they were thrown into poverty. She went from attending the best schools to living in the slums. Her parents had to choose between paying school fees or paying for food. Through the years Hope and her family moved from place to place and school to school, and through all of the highs and lows, she continued to excel and persevere. Now, having completed her primary studies, Hope is ready to attend University, but her family is unable to afford tuition.

The Foundation for American Education Overseas exists for kids like Hope.  We believe that bringing high-quality American higher education to Sub-Saharan Africa will help keep the best and brightest kids, like Hope, in their home country, to build a more stable Africa.   We know that by helping Hope, we’re not just helping her, we’re helping her entire family, and her future children.

“Given a scholarship opportunity, my dream is to contribute to the sustainable development of my country so that other school-going children do not go through what I went through.”  — Hope Massa
“Given a scholarship opportunity, my dream is to contribute to the sustainable development of my country so that other school-going children do not go through what I went through.”

— Hope Massa