Message from CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator Rasha Kelej, on providing school items to Burundi girl students in partnership with the Burundi First Lady


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I am very happy that we are very keen on Girls’ Education. The Educating Linda program was started to empower women with education, to enable them to be independent. When girls are educated, their countries become more powerful and prosperous.


In partnership with the Burundi First Lady, H.E. Madam ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE, who is also an Ambassador of the Merck Foundation More Than a Mother campaign, as a part of the Educating Linda Program, Merck Foundation is providing school items to deserving brilliant underprivileged girls.



The kit contains:

1 Ruler

3 Pencils

2 Erasers

1 Sharpener

1 Pen

6 Color Pencils

1 Triangular Ruler

1 Protractor

1 Fabric Bag


Girls, Believe in yourself, you can advance our Africa.


Educating Linda Program



Kind regards,

Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej

CEO of Merck Foundation

President of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother








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