Ebeneza Lekindaseki Mollel
Mambo, my name is Ebeneza and I am an eight years old boy. I live with my mother and my six siblings not so far from school. Before school, I have a small breakfast and clean the environment. After school I help my mum at home and I like to play football. In school I like Mathematics and Handwriting but also playing on the new playground. I don`t get an evening meal every day. I do not know yet what I can do when I am grown up.
Peter John Bura
I am an 8 year old boy. I live in an orphanage with my brother Paulo. My father died when I was younger. My mother lives and works in Karatu. She could not afford to look after us. We live 45 minutes walk from school. I love sports the best at school. After school we help out at home, then play football if we have time. On weekends we collect firewood, fetch water and wash our clothes, then play football. On Sunday we 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.
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.