Secondary School Sponsorship
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 with my friends. When I grow up I would like to keep 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 and fruit 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. Then I like playing football with my friends. One day I hope I can go to college. I want to be a lawyer one day.
Brenda Ersato Njuu
I am Brenda. I am 14 years old and going to Secondary School. I live with my mother. I do not know my father. I do not live far away from school which is good. I like going to school and study, and am happy to be in Secondary School. Mathematics is my best subject. After school I help my mum at home, then study or play with my friends. When I grow up I would like to be an accountant for a bank. I could earn money and I then I do not have to worry about the future any more.
Dickson Hamad Hando
I am Dickson and I go to Sorenyi Secondary School. I live together with my mom. She can’t really move around much after having a motorcycle accident. So I help her a lot at home. She gets a little pension, so most days I get breakfast and dinner. In school I really like Geography, Civics and Kiswahili. I am studying really hard. One day I would like to be a soldier.
Elizabeth Mathew Mrosso
I am Elizabeth. I am 14 years old. I live with my parents at Moivaro. My mother is one of the cooks at Baraa Primary School. My father is a day labourer, so sometimes he has work but not every day. My favourite subject at school is Maths. When I grow up I really want to be a pilot and be able to fly!
Faraja Saitabau Meja
I am Faraja and I am 15 years old. I live in Sorenyi which is very close to my school. I have three siblings which are all younger than me. Our dad passed away. Our mother sells vegetables locally. Sometimes we don’t have enough money for food every day. I like going to school. I like Kiswahili and Science the most. I hope I can be a doctor one day. Then I can help a lots of people.
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 am grown up I would like to be an agricultural officer to supervise farmers and give them advise about planting and growing crops.
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.
Sarah Kalala Francis
My name is Sarah! I am 14 years old. I am in Form 1 in Secondary School now. I live with my mother. My father had an accident and passed away. Sometimes my mum doesn’t have enough money for food. I like English and Maths in school, but I love sports the most. I miss the sports lessons we had a primary school. After school I clean the floor and the dishes. I dream of being a pilot one day.
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.
If you want to sponsor a child, all you need to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 6 months so you can see how they are getting on. We also have our own Facebook page called If You Were in My Shoes (https://www.facebook.com/ifyouwereinmyshoes.ithemba/) about sponsoring students at Baraa Primary School.