Devotha Piniel Japhet
Hello. I am a girl, I was born in 2013. I live at Kwa Mrefu with my father. My mother abandoned our family and got married to another man. My walk to school takes 30 minutes. My father is a motorcyclist (bodaboda). After school, I play and do my homework. My favourite subjects are Mathematics and Reading, I want to become a pilot.
Halima Hassan Goodluck
Hello. I am a girl, I was born in 2013. I live at Kwa Mrefu with my mother. My father abandoned our family. My walk to school takes 35 minutes. My mother doesn’t have permanent job though most of the time she does laundry so that we can get something to eat. After school, I do my homework, play with friends, and sometimes I wash my uniform. When I grow up I want to become a doctor.
I was born in 2012, I am a boy. I live in Olorieni with my grandmother. I don’t know about my parents, my grandmother is a Poultry Farmer. I have one sister who is Loveness studies at Baraa special education unit nursery one. My journey to school takes sixty minutes, I travel with my grandmother. After school I do my school homework and play football with my friends. My dream is to become a Policeman.
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 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 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.