GLK Student Fund (Gayle Lyn Kliever Student Fund)

The goal of the Gayle Lyn Kliever Student Fund is to raise and distribute scholarships directly to worthy Tanzanian students. Scholarship help will be given to those students with ability, motivation and potential. Recipients may be of any age. Priority is given to those with little or no family presence. The fund will also support worthwhile educational projects in Tanzania.
Sep 26, 2016

Earthquake in Bukoba

Boys
Boys' dorm at KEMPS

Dear Supporters,

We'd like to draw your attention to a specific event which impacted many members of our GLK Community

On Saturday September 10th at 3:27 in the afternoon local time, a magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck just 26.8 miles outside of Bukoba, Tanzania, the home of many of our students, trustees, and volunteers. The consequences were severe.  Reports tell of 17 fatalities and many injuries. Over 800 buildings were destroyed and most show some level of damage. 

Thankfully, no members of our community suffered serious injuries. However, some buildings and infrastructure in the local community sustained significant damage.

Most schools closed temporarily, although some have begun again.  Kibeta English Medium Primary School (KEMPS), which many of our primary school scholarship students attend, re-opened on September 19th. The boys dorm suffered some damage and one wall of the boys latrine collapsed (see photos below).

Many families are now without a home; These include GLK Trustee Judith Bukambu and her husband Solomon.  Their home was basically destroyed with the damaged walls too unsteady to remain.

Supporters, we are calling on you to please help us rebuild our community.  To help, please make a donation through GlobalGiving and indicate in the memo that you would like this to be designated for "earthquake/school recovery"

Thank you so much for your support.  We know that with your help, in due time our community will com back stronger than ever.

Asante sana.  Thank you very much.

Judith
Judith's Home
Bukoba Town damage
Bukoba Town damage
Road damaged due to Earthquake
Road damaged due to Earthquake

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Jul 6, 2016

Student Update - AnnaGrace

AnnaGrace with new Atlas
AnnaGrace with new Atlas

AnnaGrace, our soon-to-be primary school graduate was number four in her class this term at Kibeta English Medium Primary School in Bukoba, Tanzania. She loves to study and is a diligent student.  She especially enjoys math.

AnnaGrace had a difficult childhood with her family disintegrating when she was very young; She sought refuge with her godfather to protect her life. In the years since these traumatic events, AnnaGrace has enjoyed a GLK scholarship which gave her a new academic home with quality care and protection.

We are happy to see AnnaGrace blossom over the years. She also developed a special friend in Austria through the GlobalGiving/GLK scholarship family; this friend offers her encouragement and perspective on life.

In May, we were able to purchase special books and study guides to help her prepare for the Standard Seven national exams which all prospective primary school graduates face in September (See photo with Atlas).

But we are also about fun, and AnnaGrace has not had enough of this in her life. GLK intern Philemon recently took her on a shopping trip to the border town of Mutukula and purchased some special dresses and shoes. She was thrilled and enjoyed her new look! AnnaGrace is growing up.

Thank you all who support us through GlobalGiving. Keep AnnaGrace, Editha, Eveline, ….. in your thoughts and prayers and give generously to their future.

Asante sana! Thank you!

AnnaGrace
AnnaGrace

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Apr 11, 2016

April Update

Editha Drawing with Pens from Gift
Editha Drawing with Pens from Gift

Dear GLK Student Supporters,

Thank you so much for your support of our scholarship student Editha. We are happy to report that she is thriving in her new school in Ntoma, away from the dangerous conditions in which she was previously situated. She is enjoying both studying and playing for the first times in her life. She recently went school-shopping with our intern, Philemon, to make sure she has everything she needs for school. Thank you again to Vera and Livia, their classmates and teacher, and Dar Reality Projects for their hard work in raising the funds to support Editha.

Another dedicated donor, Michelle, was drawn to Editha’s plight and has been writing her letters. She also put together a package of gifts and raised the funds to send it to Editha early this year.

Editha wrote back (through her guardian) that she wants to continually take her HIV medicine (at 7pm each evening) to make sure that she can continue playing and singing as usual. Her weight has also increased – a sign of better health. Because of your support, we were able to transition Editha to an environment where she can receive the healthcare and safety she desperately needs.

To expand on supporting female scholarship students like Editha, the GLK Student Fund is excited to announce its latest microproject, "Empowering Young Girls and Women in Tanzania." Through this project, the GLK Student Fund aims to mentor young girls and provide a safe space to discuss common obstacles female students in Tanzania face on their path to graduation and in life in general. Through the guidance of a female Tanzanian lawyer who has experienced the unique challenges to purusing an education in Tanzania, these girls will be able to have the confidence and the tools to navigate their educational careers.

Please consider donating today.

Editha
Editha's First Day of School

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