November 1, 2010
The friends and family of the late arts entrepreneur Carole Cole recently donated $1000 to the Carole Cole Science Scholarship Program, an initiative that helps orphan girls in Africa pursue secondary school studies in math and science.
“The donation will support the education and board of a Tanzanian girl for a full year,” says Linda Ercole-Musso a close friend of Cole’s. Ercole-Musso chairs the board of African Children’s Haven, the organization that sponsors the scholarship program.
Project leader Aichi Kitalyi notes that in its first year of operations all five scholarship recipients performed well in their studies, finishing at the top of their class.
Carolyn Graves, Cole’s daughter, adds that “the program has kept her mother’s legacy vibrantly alive by promoting the education of disadvantaged girls in part of the world where science-based solutions to hunger and poverty are so urgently needed.”