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Congratulations to Ms. Ingabire Adam, the recipient of the 2019 Coalition For The Advancement of Moslem Women Scholarship. Ms. Adam graduated from the Buffalo Public School 302,  “Emerson” – School of Hospitality. Ingabire will be attending the State University of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City, where she will be studying Business in the fashion industry. The Coalition For The Advancement Of Moslem Women is proud to award Ms. Adam with a two year/$2000 scholarship to assist with the cost of her tuition.  Pictured along with Ingabire are Debbie Stokes-White, the Principal of Emerson School of Hospitality and Nadia N. Shahram, Esq. Founder and Executive Director of the Coalition For The Advancement Of Moslem Women.

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Congratulations to Ms. Fardowsa Mohamed, the recipient of the 2018 Coalition For The Advancement of Moslem Women Scholarship. Ms. Mohamed is originally from Somalia and will be attending ECC this Fall. Fardowsa will receive $2000.00 over the next two years. We are proud to say that she is the fourth recipient of this award. Fardowsa is pictured here with Ms. Nadia N. Shahram, Esq., the founder and Executive Director of the Coalition. 
Congratulations to Ms. Aya A. Emran, the recipient of the 2017 Coalition For The Advancement of Moslem Women Scholarship. Ms. Emran is a graduate of the Global Concepts Charter High School in Buffalo New York. She will be attending the State University of New York at Buffalo where she will be studying Biomedical Science. Ms. Emran will be awarded $4,000.00 over the next four years. This is the third scholarship awarded to date, and is made possible through the Coalition for Moslem Women and the generosity of contributors in Western New York. Ms. Emran is pictured here with Nadia N. Shahram, Esq. Executive Director of the Coalition For The Advancement Of Moslem Women.
Congratulations
to Ms. Samia Albakri from Lackawanna High School, the recipient of the 2016 Coalition For The Advancement Of Moslem Women Scholarship. Ms. Albakri is the second recipient of this scholarship.
She will receive $4000.00 over the next four years towards her college education. Samia will be pursuing a career in the Nursing and Medical field. Pictured along with Ms. Albakri are Nadia Shahram, Esq.
and Dr. Aziza Karimi.

Why Education is critical for Moslem Women

Despite progress, girls and women continue to be discriminated against in accessing education and within education systems. 57 million children worldwide, including 31 million girls, are out of school and two thirds of illiterate adults are women. In developing countries, adolescent girls are more likely to drop-out of secondary school than boys, particularly in rural areas.

There are many reasons that prevent girls from going to school. Poverty, pregnancy, school-based violence, child marriage and discriminatory gender norms are some of the major obstacles to girls’ education worldwide. School fees, the threat of violence on the way to and in school, and the perceived benefits of girls’ domestic work also keep girls out-of-school. Pregnancy and child marriage cut short adolescent girls’ schooling before they have completed secondary school.

 

Studies confirm that the less educated a woman is, the more likely she is to be subjugated, suppressed, and victimized.