TASSC survivor is awarded scholarship

TASSC has awarded five female survivors, including Sewlesew Adamu (shown here) with scholarships to acquire the education and training they need to re-enter the job market in this country. Sewlesew was a civil engineer in Ethiopia supervising low-income housing projects until she was tortured for uncovering government corruption. The scholarship will pay for two science classes at the University of the District of Columbia and help Sewlesew earn a Bachelor of Science so she can become an engineer in the U.S. Frewani Tadesse, a former nurse, will enroll in a phlebotomy technician course at Northern Virginia Community College. Other scholarship recipients will take health-related or IT training courses. The funds were provided by the Sisters of St Francis of Philadelphia, a community of Catholic nuns committed to social justice issues.