Thank you from the graduates
Greetings from Midawe, our dearest Ikirwa School Project supporters As you read this, Ikirwa students are busy with !their final exams while the staff are wrapping up another hectic but successful year, our 7th in operation. With it we bring the end to this 2018-2019 Ikirwa Scholar fundraising campaign, before we turn our attention to 2020 next week.
Later this week, all across the USA, people will sit at their tables surrounded by family and friends and remember things they are thankful for. As children, our students receive the gifts of love and care from their parents, knowledge from their teachers and support from our global community. What they can give back, even at their young age is gratitude. At Ikirwa, giving thanks is a daily practice. Every day we thank the community of our Global Giving supporters who for the past four years have given twenty of our students a chance to receive excellent education in a nurturing environment and disrupt the cycle of poverty that has confined their families for generations.
In our last newsletter we shared with you the joy of seen our first born class graduate. Then in mid-October came the results of national exams. Our kids ranked 3rd out of 40 schools in Arusha, 7th out of 322 school in the region and 89th out of 7102 schools nationally. We couldn't be more proud of them and also relieved. Relived that the first serious test has we faced has demonstrated that we are living up to our mission of delivering world class education in a place where that is not an option for most.
We are happy to see that the first four graduates from the Ikirwa Scholars program will be going on to top secondary schools in January. Next year, their place will be taken by four other deserving children, whos education, we hope, you will continue to support. As for us, we will continue to strive to give them the good education and open their minds to the world of possibilities.
Thank you for your continued support.
Thanks to you these girls stayed in school
Ikirwa Scholar for 7 years