I was born in 2008, I am a girl. I live in Kwa mrefu. I live with my grandparents, my grandparents are beggars. After school, I wash my school uniform, wash dishes, fetch water and do my homework. On weekends I clean dishes, play and collect water. My dream is to become a teacher.
Nasma Kassimu Omari
I am an 9 year old girl. I live in Moshono with my parents. My father works as a guard. My mother is a house wife. We live 30 minutes walk from school. I love local games. After school we help out at home, then play with my friends if we have time. On weekends I wash school uniform, clean the house and clean dishes, then play. English and Kiswahili are my favourite subjects
I was born in 2009. I am a girl. I live in Moivaro with my parents. My father is a bus conductor. I have two siblings. My mother is a housewife. We live 30 minute walk from school. I love playing local games. After school we help out at home, then play with my friends if we have time. On the weekends I wash my school uniform, collect water and clean dishes. Mathematics, English and science are my favorite subjects.
I was born in 2008. I am a boy. I live in Kambi ya Chupa with my parents. My father sells eggs for a living. My mother sells vegetables. I have five siblings. We live 45 minute walk from school. I love playing football with my friends. On the weekends I wash my school uniform, collect water and clean dishes. Mathematics and English are my favorite subjects. My dream is to become a pilot.[/vc_column_text]
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.