Studio Samuel Foundation

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NY & Ethiopia
New York

United States

About Us

Studio Samuel creates pathways and empowers at-risk girls in Africa to become self-reliant.

Studio Samuel is a registered 501c3 in the US and internationally licensed NGO in Ethiopia, as recognized by the Charities & Societies Agency. Studio Samuel was founded by Tamara Horton, FIT graduate and Global Ambassador to Ethiopia, by Women's Campaign International. Research and development began in April 2012 with pilot programming being tested through local organizations. In December 2014, the first class of 25 girls enrolled in Studio Samuel's two-year life skills program, Training for Tomorrow. Today, there are 100 girls at the training center in Gulele, Ethiopia.

Programming teaches the 10 Core Life Skills, as noted by the World Health Organization in a holistic manner and with a 'teach a woman to fish' foundation. Results are steering girls away from the all-too-common barriers prone to those living in poverty: child marriage, trafficking, lack of access to education and child labor.

Training for Tomorrow has impacted young Ethiopian women through mentoring, counseling, self-defense training, occupational training, healthcare, feminine hygiene and more. By inspiring action for girls to experience independence, job training and life skills, Studio Samuel is helping young women break their poverty cycle - with dignity - one woman at a time.

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