DSC02793"Form IV Secondary School Sponsorship"

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Secondary School Sponsorship Form IV

Abigael Julius Laloine

I am Abigael. I am a sixteen year old girl. I live with my mother in Moivaro. My dad passed away. My mother sells vegetables and milk from our cow to earn money. In school I like Kiswahili the most. I miss the vegetable garden of Baraa Primary School because I used to like taking care of it. After school I wash my clothes and the dishes. Then I like to skip rope with my friends. When I grow up I would like to have lots of cows.

Aruni Simon Mollel

I am 16 years old. I have one sister and four brothers. My sister is married but me and my brothers live together with our mum. She sells milk, fruits and vegetables at Tengeru market to earn money. My dad passed away. I am happy I am now in Secondary School. After school I help at home. I fetch water, then clean the house and wash the dishes.  I like playing football with my friends. One day I hope I can go to college. I want to be a lawyer one day.

Lucas Masharabu Kiteto

I am Lucas and 17 years old. I have two brothers and sisters but they already left home. I live with my mother. My father had an accident 6 years ago and passed away.  It takes me 30 minutes to walk to school. I really like Kiswahili and history at school. After school I fetch water and cut some grass to feed our cow. When I grow up I would like to be an agricultural officer to supervise farmers and give them advise about planting and growing crops.

Abigael Evarest Loth

I am Abigael. I am  a 13 years old  girl. I live with my parents and siblings close to school. Before going to school I clean the house and have breakfast. In school I like geography, English, biology and Kiswahili. I also  like doing sports. After school I help my parents  in the house and I do my home work. I do not get my evening meal everyday. When I grow up I want to be a soldier or I also would like to help street children.

Praygod Philemon Hagai

I am 14 years old. I live with my grandmother in Moivaro. My mother passed away and I haven’t seen my father for a longer time now. I go to form 1 at Sorenyi Secondary School now. School is far away but I like to walk. In school I like Kiswahili and geography most. After school I have to fetch some water and do the dishes. Then I do my homework. If there is some time left I play football with my neighbours. I dream of being a professional football player one day. Like Wayne Rooney from Everton.

How it works

Children are put forward for sponsorship by teachers, volunteers, iThemba staff or parents. We interview them to understand a little about their lives. Then our Outreach Worker visits each child that is interviewed at home to understand their home situation. This helps us to decide whether the student really needs sponsorship and if they are a high, medium or low priority for sponsorship. We create a sponsorship sheet for each child that needs sponsorship. 

There are different reasons why a child would need sponsoring. Some of them are orphans, some are abused by their parents or caregivers, others have alcoholic parents or suffer themselves from diseases (are malnourished, epileptic, have eye problems and so on).

If you want to sponsor a child, all you need to do is send an email to baraasponsorship@gmail.com. Let us know if you have a preference for sponsoring a boy or girl and the age of the child. We will send a profile of a student over to you. You could also select a child yourself that you want to sponsor on our sponsorship page.

Payment can be made either yearly (€250) or monthly (€21) into our Leraren Zonder Grenzen account. For more details see our Donations section on our contribute page. However, when you mail us about sponsoring a child, we will provide you all the information.

Afterwards, we will send you an update on your sponsored child every 3 months so you can see how they are getting on. We also have our own Facebook page called “If You Were in My Shoes” about sponsoring students at Baraa Primary School.