Globally, women*, especially women* with children and dependents in their care, miss out on educational opportunities which could lead to an earning potential. This is something that we are working to overcome at bebo mia inc.
We believe that education, especially education that will support your income, is power. Each year bebo mia inc. offers scholarship placements to women* in financial need so that they can complete our and launch their doula careers.
We have issued scholarships and trainings to women from all over the world including Ireland, England, Philippines, Canada, US, Bahrain, Belgium, Australia, France, Indonesia, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Panama.
is such a crucial aspect of our training.
The individuals who have completed & graduated from our program are from all over the world and yet there is a constant feeling of closeness and connection in our classes and private online support group. We all give and receive an incredible amount of information and praise as we go through the training and beyond. It never feels like we are separated by hundreds or thousands of miles.
Check out some of our winners
The Pinay Doulas Collective
Each year bebo mia set aside a small scholarship fund for their Maternal Support Practitioner Program (aka Doula Certification). Each year we talk with the most unbelievable women, strong, supportive women who are true community leaders. Often times, these women do not have the resources to jump into a doula training, but want it so bad I can feel it in their voice or their stories. This year a whole group of women showed up at our (online) door, and we could just tell they are here to make big changes, and we cannot wait to watch that happen!
Meet Samantha: A wonderful mom to her 3 babies and the many children she fosters.
She is located in Oakville and has so much knowledge to share with us within this program!I am so excited to say that I have been awarded a doula scholarship!! It is such a surreal thing for me. My name is Samantha. I identify myself as a wife, mother, and student. My husband is a Loss Prevention manager at a local retail store (he catches shoplifters) and a full time criminal justice student. We met in high school, I was 15 and he was 17. We’ve been together ever since. We will be celebrating our 6th marriage anniversary this August!
Meet Joei – A wonderful mom of two that is committed to supporting young mothers through their parenting journeys.
I’ve always known I wanted to be a mom – but I never knew just how much I would love pregnancy and birth! I used to be someone who feared pain, would cry at the tiniest paper cut, but after my natural births I felt so empowered, like I could survive anything – it’s an experience I knew I wanted to help other moms achieve.
Meet Brittany – A retired military mama who is a single mom of two with huge goals with her scholarship!
Hello! My name is Brittany, and I am one of the scholarship winners. First off, I am so blessed and honored to have been chosen. Right now, I just couldn’t afford to pay for the training, and so as a single mom struggling to make ends meet as it is, this is truly a life changing opportunity. Speaking of my children, I have two beautiful little toddlers. They are the one (well, two…) thing that keeps me going and I am so happy to be their mommy.
"I will have the training needed to begin work with the Department of Health as a postpartum doula through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, either in paid or voluntary capacity. I know I need to learn more about running a business before I can make a more solid plan; that’s part of the reason I’m here with bebo mia inc " - Tarina Jackson, Bebo Mia Student + Scholarship Recipient
I had been following bebo mia online for sometime; I loved the community feel you get from their online presence, and the comprehensive course package that covers fertility, pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. I felt very drawn to taking the online training, but financial barriers still stood in my way. I really connected with the values of bebo mia, and was thrilled when they posted an online scholarship application to their Fall MSP Doula training. - Zahra Khairunnisa
I’m Ashley – a mother, wife, and DOULA!
I’m living in a rural town in Nova Scotia where I work part-time as the prenatal & postpartum support person at the local Family Resource Centre. I have an adorable, intelligent, hilarious “threenager” (her name is Luna!) and a husband, whom I’ve loved since I first laid eyes on him (Grade 10 science class!).
Hello Lovelies! I’m Nadine – Momma to Mairead, wife to Dan and a lover of all things pregnancy, birth and babies.
My earliest memory of when I knew I was destined for birth work was when I was 9 years old. I had failed a math test at school and shamefully hid the news from my mother. When she found out I had been struggling and didn’t tell her she felt awful; in turn, so did I.
Hi everyone! First I just wanted to say how excited and thankful I am to have received this scholarship and enroll in the Maternal Support Practitioner Program . This has been on my heart and mind recently, so when this opportunity presented itself, it just felt meant to be.
My name is Miranda and I am a 32-year-old single mother of one beautiful boy, my 9 month old son, Colin. We moved to Central Texas earlier this year and love it.
Meet April – An American in Ireland who wants to support the isolated new moms in her community!
I am an American, born & raised in Chehalis, WA, USA, now based in Cork, Ireland. I’ve a loving, supportive husband, a wonderful and ever changing 16 month old daughter and my second due at the end of June this year. To say my life has changed is an understatement!
"I came across bebo mia randomly through the Birth Hour Insta-stories and I found out about their workshop talking about their program. The title "Maternal Support Practitioner" Training struck me. It was the perfect qualification to get the knowledge I needed. " - Afra Said Ahmed, Bebo Mia Student + Scholarship Recipient
Hi, I am Amanda Russell. In my former life, I trained to be a school psychometrist – IQ testing, and tests for learning disabilities were my forte. Then, in 2004, my sister and brother-in-law invited me to attend the birth of my niece, who was the only survivor of triplets. I fell in love with birth, then and there, and I fell hard. I also knew that there was a call on my life to serve women in joy and sorrow in birth work. Bless my sister and brother-in-law for deciding I needed to experience birth at least once. Since I was in graduate school at the time, I thought maybe I could be a doula one day as a hobby, but thought no more of it and dove back into papers and presentations.
My name is Brianna. I live in beautiful Nanaimo, BC but am originally from Montreal, QC. I am a mother to a beautiful little girl named Ayla who is 2.5 years old now, she keeps me very busy! We love spending our time outdoors hiking, swimming exploring and being with family.
I’ve always known that I wanted a career that had to do with birth, babies and helping women but I wasn’t quite sure what that it was for me. I then had a wonderful doula for the birth of my daughter, and we became very close.
"I had been following bebo mia on social media, and when I saw that there were scholarship opportunities available, I knew the time to merge my knowledge of dance with doula work was now." - Meridian Negilski, Bebo Mia Student + Scholarship Recipient
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