Ebeneza Utoo Karaine
Jambo, my name is Ebeneza and I am a boy. I am 7 years old. I live together with my parents and my siblings. My mum doesn`t have a job and my father is a builder. Before school, I get tea for breakfast and left over food. To walk to school takes a long time. In school, I like the porridge I get during break time. After school, I like playing with my friends. At the weekends, I visit my grandmother. She cooks food for us and we take vegetables from her garden. When I am grown up, I would like to be a builder, so I can build a house for my mum.
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.