Colin Yacob Masaita
Mambo! My name is Colin and I am 7 years old. I live with my parents and my two siblings. My parents both have no permanent job. They both do day labour work. Sometimes, I have breakfast before I walk to school. In school I like Reading, Mathematics and Handwriting. After school, I wash dishes and find firewood. At the weekends, I also get time to play football with my friends. When I am grown up, I would like to be a teacher.
Ebeneza Utoo Karaine
Hello!!! I am Ebeneza and I am 6 years old. I live together with my parents 30 minutes away from school. My father grows vegetables and sells them for money. In the morning we eat the leftovers from the night before. The best things about school are porridge at break time and playing with my friends. In the weekend I like to play and see my grandmother. Sometimes she has sweets for us. When I am grown up I would like to build houses.
Joansi Thobias Mbore
My name is Joansi, and I am a 5 year old boy. I am in kindergarten class. I live with my mother, sister and 3 brothers. My mother works as a day labourer. My father left home 3 years ago and I’ve not seen him since. Our grandparents live close by, sometimes they help us out with food when we need it. I like going to school. After school, I help my mother with washing, cleaning, fetching water and cooking. In the weekend I love to play football with my friends. When I grow up I want to be a soldier.
Ramadhani Mohamed Juma
Mambo, my name is Ramadhani and I am a six years old boy. I live with my parents and my three siblings. My day works on farms and my mother is buying and selling vegetables. Before I go to school, I eat breakfast. In school, I like Mathematics and Handwriting. After school, I do my homework. At the weekends I play with friends and on Sunday, I go to church. When I am grown up, I would like to be a doctor to help sick people.
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.