Meet our new scholarship candidate, Ines!
Ines is a bright, curious, 7-year old girl ready to enter Standard 2. She is currently enrolled at a government school, however, the quality of education Ines is receiving there is inadequate. Her current school consists of over-crowded classrooms lacking in critical resources and well-trained teachers. The GLK Student Fund is aiming to place Ines into a good school where she can flourish academically.
Sadly, Ines' father passed away in a traffic accident last year, making it extremely difficult for her family to afford a quality education for her. We are hoping to help her family by sending Ines to an excellent private primary school to receive a great education and give her the tools she needs to succeed.
Anagrace, our most recent scholarship candidate on Global Giving is doing well. Her overall results show that she is currently 4th in her class (out of 40 students) and is receiving A's in both math and religion.
We received this thank you from AnaGrace. Since she has only been at Kibeta English Medium Primary School a few months, she chose to write in a very polite Kiswahili. Translation is as follows:
Dear ones, I am very happy from my heart to write you this letter. I am going on well with my studies and also my health is good. How are you? (What is the news there?) I would like to thank you that I am able to study here. I love to study at KEMPS (Kibeta English Medium Primary School) because we study our lessons in English. I pray that you will be well at your various jobs and tasks. May God bless you and protect you. I thank Beth S., Beth D. and Julie for the help they have given me.Love, AnnaGrace Jasson
Here are a few photos of AnnaGrace and two new scholarship candidates: Ines and Anitha. Both Ines and Anitha have had to deal with the tragic death of their father in traffic accidents this last year. Their family life has been turned upside down. The remaining family members struggle to find ways to support themselves and the schooling for their children. They all could use our support to obtain a primary school education worthy of their abilities.
We were fortunate last week to speak (by Skype) with Anagrace, our first scholarship pupil for this project. She was a bit perplexed to be speaking to a computer at her new school - Kibeta English Medium Primary School (KEMPS). There are few computers (and no electricity) in the village from which she came. But she was very polite and expressed her "Thank You" to us for getting her into a good school with a safe place to live. Her head teacher says that she is such an excellent student. It will take some months before she feels completely comfortable in English (her third language), but she is already #1 in her class in mathematics and has excellent grades in all of her subjects.
We are all so proud of Anagrace and what she has already accomplished in the short time she has been at KEMPS. Young girls are especially vulnerable when they are not protected and educated. What a great difference this project is already making in her life!
So far, the GLK student fund has raised $5,820, with an average donation of $52 from 112 generous contributors to help support young Tanzanians in primary school. Now that Anagrace has been settling in well at her new school we anticipate shifting our focus to one of many deserving students in Tanzania. Thank you especially to our recurring and repeat donors.
Your faithful support makes a huge difference in the life of Anagrace and of other young Tanzanian students yearning for the education they deserve. We had hoped to share confirmed news of Evelyn's access to a new school by now, but news in Tanzania has its own timetable. We will share good news of Evelyn as soon as we receive it. There are many other scholarship candidates waiting for the same chance. Give generously as you are able and help change the world!
Thank you from the volunteers of the GLK Student Fund, Anagrace and future scholarshp students
It's time for an update on our primary school scholarships. Thanks to you, Anagrace has moved to an excellent boarding school and is flourishing! She is glad to be in a safe place where she is well taken care of and where she receives challenging and competent instruction. Her head teacher says that she is a very happy girl (take a look at her photo!). The funds raised so far in this GlobalGiving campaign are enough so far to pay for Anagrace through at least three more years of primary school.
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Another young student has been in our thoughts this year and we would like to add a scholarship for her to this project. In our first report, we mentioned Evelyn. She is a very, very bright and vivacious young girl who would benefit greatly from attending a decent school. We are hoping that we can raise a scholarship so that she can join a good day-school in her town.
During this time of holiday preparations, we offer you our heartfelt thanks for your support so far. We hope that the hardships felt by our neighbors here in the New Jersey/New York area, and by our bright, young students in Tanzania will be in your thoughts this season.
May we all remember the importance of education in life and the driving desire of our scholarship students to learn as much as they can in adverse circumstances. Each one will tell you, "Education is the key to life."
Asante sana! (Thank you so much!)
Thank you so much for your contributions during our Global Giving campaign. Because of you, and donors like you, we were able to secure a permanent spot on the Global Giving site, which we hope will allow us to expand our reach, and send more students to school! At the end of the month-long challenge, we were able to raise an outstanding $4,230 from 69 donors.
Thanks to your generosity, Anagrace will be starting her school year at Kibeta English Medium Primary School (KEMPS). KEMPS is an excellent school with a safe environment in which she can flourish academically. Donations from this campaign will be able to fund the next several years of her education and help her make her way through primary school. We will leave the project open on the GlobalGiving site until our final goal of $5,000 is reached.
For those of you who were first-time donors to the scholarship fund, we welcome you and thank you so much for choosing our cause. We hope you remain engaged with the GLK Student Fund, enjoy reading our newsletters, and help support our scholarship students in the future.
Once again, thank you so much,
The volunteers of the GLK Student Fund
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