Ally Habibu Kimati
I am a 12 year old boy. I live with my mother, grandmother, brother and 2 sisters. I don’t know where my father is. Last time I saw him I was very young. My mother washes the clothes and cleans houses of other people to earn money. When I get home from school I fetch water and help around the house, then I like to play with my friends. When I am older I would like to be pilot.
Anjela Saitabau Losinyari
I am a 12 year old girl. I live with my 3 brothers, 2 sisters and my mother. Our father died four years ago. Since then our mother struggles to earn enough money to look after us all. Often we don’t have enough food. In school I love dance and drumming in extracurricular time. After school I fetch water in 10 litre containers, help around the house, and do my homework. If I have time I play a local game called Uringo with my friends. When I grow up I would like to be a doctor so I can help sick people.
Ashura Msafiri Hamisi
I am an 11 year old girl. I live together with my mother, father, 3 brothers and sister. In school I like English and Kiswahili most, and skipping at break time with my friends! After school I help clean the house and the chicken house. In the weekend I collect water and clean. When I am grown up I want to be a teacher and teach children.
Emanuel Makaa Karaine
I am a 15 year old boy. Me and my 2 brothers live with our grandparents who are very old. I have 1 sister who lives with my mother in the city, and another who is married. Our grandparents struggle with having enough money to look after us. I help a lot at home outside of school. In school I like Maths and Kiswahili, but the very best thing at school is football. I hope maybe one day I will play for Barcelona Football Club!
Glory Amosi Mhina
I am an 11 year old girl. I live with my mother. I have a sister who lives with my grandmother in Moshi, because my mother cannot afford to look after us both. Our father died when I was young. In the morning I clean the floor, have breakfast, then walk to school which takes an hour. English is the most interesting subject in school but the best thing at school was the trip to Arusha National Park we had! After helping my mother after school I like to play card games with my friends. I hope one day I will be a teacher.
Grace Lekshon Katovu
I am an 11 year old girl and live with my grandparents with 1 brother and 2 sisters. My parents live in Usa River, I don’t know what they do for a living. My grandparents sell eggs and milk to earn money. At school I like Maths and Kiswahili most. One day I hope to be a teacher.
Lazaro Godson Mollel
I am a 12 year old boy. I live together with my mother in Sorenyi. We share a bedroom together. My father died when I was young. In school I like English and Kiswahili most. When I get home from school I fetch water and wash my school uniform. Then I like to play football with my friends in the street. When I grow up I want to be the captain of a ship so I can travel to other countries!
Musa Zakayo Laizer
Hello, my name is Musa. I am a 13 year old boy. I live with my mother. My parents separated because my father had a drinking problem, and he turned into a bad man. Now we don’t see him anymore. My mother sells vegetables to earn money. I have to walk for an hour to get to school. I like Kiswahili, Mathematics and Science the most. I enjoy school and I hope one day I can be a teacher myself.
Shedrack Lukas Shauri
I am an 11 year old boy. I live with my parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. I am the youngest. In the morning I walk to go school together with my friend Max. My favourite subject is Kiswahili, but I get the best marks in Science. When I grow up I want to be a driver because I really like cars!
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.