Amos Gidion Sangayo
Hello! I am Amos. I am 7 years old and I go to Baraa Primary School. I live with parents, but my father is often working in Moshi. Walking to school takes me 40 minutes. In school I love the school garden the most. After school I clean my clothes and collect water for our home. In the weekend when I have time I like to play football. One day I want to be a doctor so I can help people who are sick.
Frenk Sifael Elias Laizer
Mambo, my name is Frank and I am six years old. I live with my mother and my siblings, who are also in Baraa Primary School. My mother is buying and selling vegetables but sometimes we don`t have enough for living so my aunt has to support us. After school, I collect water and then I play football with my friends. I like Mathematics, Reading and Handwriting in school. One day, I would like to be a pastor because I want to pray for people who have problems.
Innocent Edward Sangayo
Jambo, my name is Innocent and I am 7 years old. I live with my mother and siblings 30 minutes walk away from school. My father died a long time ago. My mother is selling vegetables but sometimes my grandparents still have to support us with food or money. Before school, I don`t always get breakfast. In school I like Reading, Mathematics and Handwriting. After school, I collect water, do my homework, play football and look after my younger siblings. When I am grown up, I would like to be a shopkeeper.
Joel Tumaini Shayo
Mambo! I am Joel and I am 8 years old. My grandmother takes care of us. I have 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Our mother and father live in Moshi, but they have separated. My walk to school takes 30 minutes. In school I like maths and handwriting, but football the most. After school I help with the cooking and fetching water. Sunday we go to Church together. When I grow up I want to be a teacher. Then I can help support my grandmother like she helps me at the moment.
John Meshileki Barnoti
Mambo! I am John and I am six years old. I go to Baraa Primary School now. I have four sibblings and we all live together with my parents. We grow some maize and beans which my mother tries to sell. In the morning I go to school. I do not know how long it takes. Not too long. We do not have breakfast before going to school. I really like going to school. The best thing is playing with my friends there. I also want to be a farmer when I am grown up.
Kelvin George Meshileki
Mambo! My name is Kelvin and I am 7 years old. I live with my parents and my brother Colin. My father drives a bus for a living, and my mother has no job. Both my parents did not get a proper education. My mother takes my brother and me to school, the walk is about 50 minutes. After school I enjoy playing with toy cars. In the weekend I play, wash my school uniform, and on Sunday I go to Church.
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 email@example.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 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.