The RISE Zambia Initiative  - Realizing Impact through Support for Education

Supporting Higher Education in Technical and Trade Studies in Zambia



RISE Zambia provides scholarships for higher education in technical and trade fields for students in rural Zambia. In collaboration with the Shulman Family, 14+ Foundation announced the initiative in 2015, strengthening the belief that each RISE Scholar can create a better future for themselves and for their country.

The first of the scholarships - the Joan Shulman Scholarship for Nursing Studies - was awarded to Agness Mayani, who began her studies at Makeni College School of Nursing in January 2016. Agness was joined by Nestray Chibi, Nelly Mwinzani and Valentine Kangwa in January 2017. All four RISE Scholars are on track to graduate in 2019. 


RISE Zambia is currently reviewing applications for 2018 scholarships for nursing degrees at St. Luke's Mpanshya Mission College of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health. St. Luke's has been around for 50+ years, and their nursing program is expanding to meet the country's critical rural healthcare needs.

This is an exciting new relationship with a school that provides strong mentorship, close supervision and a location convenient to the 14+ Foundation schools, where the students will continue to spend time encouraging and inspiring the next generation. 

​The scholarship fund was created in the memory of Joan Shulman, a devoted wife, mother and medical nurse who worked on one of the first primary nursing floors in the country, cared for some of the earliest AIDS patients and devoted many years to hospice work. 

RISE Zambia scholarships provide 100% of educational funding including a stipend for room and board. Just as important, they also establish a mentor/advisor program for each student to provide guidance and support and ensure their success. ​

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