Students needing partnerships
The cost of sponsorship varies depending on your child's age, school and family situation:
English-Medium boarding student = $100 per month (includes full room and board)
English-Medium day student = $60 per month (includes uniform, food, transport, supplies)
Government School (Swahili only, Primary or Secondary day student) = $40 per month (includes uniform, supplies, family food support)
Aziza delivers lovely new school supplies to Hassan
Hassan's story is particularly tragic and heart-wrenching. He is 14 years old and lives with his aged grandmother and a mother who suffers from acute mental illness. At times his mother has run away from the family home and has been raped at least twice as a result. Hassan was born after one sexual attack and his six-year old sister after another one. The fathers are unknown as a result. Hassan walks 5-6 km to go to school but must come home early each day to help his grandmother. A kind donor recently purchased school supplies which we've provided but Hassan really needs ongoing sponsorship to ensure he continues at school. He is a victim of measles which causes intense itching and constant pain. You can see below the effect the illness has had on his hands.
(Government Secondary School Day Student)
Salim (seen with Aziza)
Salim is a 14-year old whose mother has died and who doesn't know who his father is. With such difficult circumstances, the Village Chairman took him into his home and is providing him with all the support he can afford. We've been asked to help in any way we can as Salim is responsible for all his brothers and sisters. He attends secondary school although has a 4 to 5 km walk to get there each day at the moment.
(*Government Secondary School Day Student)
Kelvin is a 14-year old who is just recently orphaned. He has been identified by the headmistress of Msongola Prmiary School as a very deserving recipient of our help. He's a bright student who should be able to stay in school as long as possible. His situation, along with that of Hussan, has been identified as an emergency and our wonderful volunteer, Aziza, made a trip specially to deliver school supplies and assess his situation. (*Government Secondary School day student)
Leonia with Aziza in February
Leonia is a 13-year old girl from the far away lake regions who arrived at Msongola village in the company of an unidentified woman. The plan was for Leonia to take a job of a house girl but she was abandoned before that could happen. The people brought her to the village chairman who learned Leonia's village sends children to work to support their families. The chairman has asked us to help her finish her primary education, at least, if at all possible.
(*Government school day student)
Salum is 13 years old, and is in Secondary Form 1 at Kilangalanga School. He lives with his mother, who is struggling with mental illness. After graduating in 2019, Salum enrolled in a government boarding school where the school fees are Tzs. 450,000 to 500,00 (about $270 - $300 CDN) per year. When he couldn’t pay this, it looked like Salum wouldn’t be pursuing secondary education until a ward commissioner stepped in. The commissioner transferred him to a nearby day school where he was granted late entry. He still has school and facilities fees to pay at the new school.
(*Government school day student)