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Introducing our 17th Deaf Dreamer: Bena from Uganda!


African woman in blue shirt smiling with brick wall behind her
Bena from Uganda

Bena applied to us in June of 2022 with a follow-up video in October and a yet another follow-up email in May of this year.


I had to let her know that due to limited funding we are only able to sustain two scholarships per country at a time and so she would have to wait until the graduation of one of the other Ugandan students for her turn.


So with the graduation of Phina, we were finally able to award Bena with our 17th Deaf Dream scholarship!!




Yesterday, I wrote to let Bena know:



Dear Bena - I am thrilled to be able to inform you that you have been awarded a Deaf Dream scholarship! Congratulations! This scholarship will provide funding for your tuition, books, and examinations for your undergrad program. (Funding for degree-specific internships require approval from The Deaf Dream on a case-by-case basis.) We are excited that you are looking to study tailoring and fashion design business as you are focused on employing and empowering others in your Deaf community. You have past Deaf Dreamers as your examples. Being a Deaf Dreamer is not just about you getting a degree solely for yourself, but for others in your community. I am blessed each day for the scholarships I was given to gain an education. My hope and prayer is that you will treasure this scholarship and use it to bless the lives of those around you! Below I have included more information about the scholarship, including the requirements associated with this scholarship. Again, congratulations my friend,



Destiny Yarbro Founder | President The Deaf Dream NPO www.thedeafdream.org





Within a matter of hours, I received Bena's reply:


Dear Destiny, this is my best news. I will go and pick my acceptance letter from school today. I'm so excited. May God bless you all from Deaf Dream Organization. Thank you. Bena


Dear Destiny,
This is my best news
I will go and pick my acceptance letter from school today. I'm so excited.
May God bless you all from Deaf Dream Organization.
Thank you.
Bena.


Congratulations Bena! We are so excited for your journey and to support your dream of a college education!

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