Denis Japhet Mollel
I am a 15 year old boy. My parents live far away and I am staying with my grandmother. She does not have a job. When we really need it, my uncle support us with money for food. In the morning before going to school, I drink tea. I don’t get any breakfast. The walk to school takes about 45 minutes, but it´s okay because my friends are with me. In the evening we don’t always get dinner. After school, I like to play with my friends. I like Baraa Primary School, especially Maths, singing and playing football.
Angel Sebius Kiwili
Mambo. My name is Angel and I am a 17 years old girl. I live with a caregiver who looks after children in a daycare center. My parents live far away from Arusha and they first sent me here to work as a housegirl. In school, I like Mathematics and Kiswahili. After school, I clean dishes and wash my clothes. When I am grown up, I would like to be a doctor because I want to be able to treat sick people.
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.