Sally Swenson Scholarship Project


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World Literacy Canada’s Sally Swenson Scholarship project makes a difference in the lives  of Indian children living in poverty.

The program was named after Sally Swenson: a former board member, friend of our founder Dr. Welthy Fisher, and a life-long generous donor to the cause of literacy in India.


It gave WLC great joy to see Sally Swenson Scholarship (SSS) students graduate from Grade 12.  Some students, like Jyoti Verma, and Sarita Sahni, are the first girls in their family to graduate from Grade 12.

The girls plan on continuing their education at the university level. Jyoti is registered for a Bachelor of Arts degree at Indira Gandhi Open University while Sarita and Sandhya wait to apply when the next admission period opens.


Sandhya Gaur, Sarita Sahni and Jyoti Verma (from left to right) graduate Grade 12

Note from a sponsor

“It is a privilege for me, my husband Heten, and our twins Rian and Anika, to have the opportunity through World Literacy Canada’s Sally Swenson Scholarship project to support the education of Abhishek, Khushbu, and Pratibha…three young children who have dreams they wish to fulfill through learning.”

– Tina Badiani