Women Together Scholarship Project
We Were Made For More
The reality in our world is… that barriers have been built to suppress and greatly limit women from developing their potential and fulfilling their dreams. Many have succumbed to their plight, while many others fight back. Women know there is more.
The Women Together Scholarship, comes alongside and equips women to step into their calling.
No tool for development is more effective than the empowerment of women.” Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan
We Were Made For More is a scholarship project created by Women Together to provide support, encouragement and financial assistance to women, enrolled in either a B.A., B.Th. or M. Div. program from an accredited Theological College or Seminary in a developing country.
3 cultures, 3 continents
One desire to serve Christ faithfully and passionately
One dream to fulfill a God-given calling and build His church
For 2020 Women Together will be providing scholarship for 7 women!
Natasha Konisheva, Siberia
Natasha is the Director of the Teen Challenge Centre for Women in Novokuznetsk, Siberia. She started using drugs when both of her parents died. Life was beyond difficult. She went to the Teen Challenge Centre for help and gave her life to Jesus. What a transformation! She became the Director of the Centre and now helps other addicts. Natasha has enrolled in the Moscow Theological Institute to complete a 4 year B.Th. program.
Monju Tandi, India
Monju is a 2nd year student at Trinity Theological College in Bokaro India. She comes from a Christian family and was mentored well by her mother. Even though a family member recommended that she enroll in a seminary, Monju had other plans. She wanted a good secular job to earn enough money to provide for her family. While she was at college pursuing her dream, peace escaped her. Then her father passed away. That difficult experience became a turning point in her life. She yielded her life to God, found her purpose and great inner peace! She feels called to be an evangelist to her people in India.
Sunela Mahopatra, India
Suneli, a 2nd year student at Trinity Theological College, in Bokaro India, is a daughter of a Pastor in Odisha. To further her studies, her parents sent her to a boarding school and there she encountered health challenges, difficulty in studying and missing her family. When she returned home, her heart and health began to return as she committed herself to fast and pray. She obtained her Diploma in Theology from the a college in Bangalore and faced her greatest challenge – being taught in English, a language that was foreign to her. When she enrolled at Trinity Theological College to pursue her B.Th degree, her greatest challenge was finances. Suneli wrote in an email: “I thank God for Women Together and your scholarship because my family was unable to support me financially.” Her dream is to serve as a Pastor, like her father.
Nageshwari Suryawnshi, India
Nageshwari is beginning her final year of studies toward her B. Th degree at Trinity Theological College in Bokaro. Born to a Hindu family, she accepted Christ as her Saviour when she was a teenager.
Nageshwari faced a turning point in her life when she was diagnosed with a tumor in 2011. After five years of treatments, her situation looked hopeless, but by God’s grace she was healed through prayer.
She is grateful for the support of Women Together and excited to equip herself for the glory of God.For 2020-2021, Nageshwari will be pursing her M.Div. degree
Sandra Maria da Silva Barros, Brazil
Sandra accepted Christ as her Saviour at an early age. When she was 22 years old, Sandra felt a call to go deeper with her faith. She began to teach Sunday school, work in women’s ministry, and study the Word of God at the Pentecostal Bible College in Recife.
In 1999, Sandra married Silvino, and the couple was blessed with three daughters: Ana, Aliny, and Alice. The whole family is involved in ministry through teaching the Word of God and serving on the worship team. Sandra’s dream is to finish her degree at the seminary and continue working in the church for God’s glory.
Steffany Caroliny Lira de Sousa, Brazil
Steffany accepted Christ in 2013 and became a member of a church near her home. The pastor of her church had studied at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Recife and spoke favourably about his experiences there. After sensing a call to ministry from the Lord, Steffany decided to enroll at the seminary. Since beginning her studies, Steffany has learned a lot about prayer, mission work, Christian living, and church work. She hopes to become a missionary after finishing her degree.
Siphora Hial, India
Siphora grew up in a Christian home in Odisha (Orissa), India and came to faith at an early age. God opened a door for Siphora to study at Trinity Theological College in Bokaro to prepare herself for ministry. She has completed a Certificate in Theology (C.Th) and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) degree, teaching Sunday school, and helping with women’s ministry at her church. After finishing her studies, Siphora hopes to serve in youth ministry.
Videos of recent graduates from the scholarship program.
Anita Kurrey from India
Esther Rudai Kanai from Kenya
Alumni: Anita Kurrey, Varsha Halwale, Vishwasi Hans & Swarupa Das (India)
Esther Rudai Kanai & Phylis Kayaro Ayodi(Kenya), Elga Sena Cruz (Brazil), Pamella Gomes(Brazil),
Maria Fernanda Gomez(Brazil), Edith Kazimba(Uganda), Ashunta Murmu(India),
Kiran Lata Tudu(India)
Pooja Munweshwar (India), Purbasha Pore (India), Rupkala Oli,(Kathmandu), Binu Pun Magar,(Kathmandu)