First, we want to thank you so much for continuing your support with us throughout these years. It is because of your ongoing contributions that we are able to provide consistent support to our students. Today we write with good news, one of our sponsored students, Aivan, has graduated from primary school!
Aivan, who graduated from Bethania Primary school is 13 years old and loves football and mathematics. He has done extremely well in his studies and ranked number 10 in his class. This is even more impressive considering he also struggled with the loss of his grandfather in the spring of 2022. The majority of his grades are A's and B's. He is hoping this is the strong foundation he'll need in order to become an engineer.
Both Aivan, and the GLK StudentFund team are beyond grateful to our supporters. We hope that with your support that we can continue to encourage and alleviate stresses for students like Aivan.
Aidanius and Raymondo are twelve year old twins whom we met back in 2017 (see our GlobalGiving report from December 4, 2017). At that time, they were seven and the youngest of six siblings. Their mother had died when they were two years old. Their father, Paulo, has provided good care for all six children, however it is a big responsibility, and even though he has worked hard with various jobs, the pay is not enough to provide all of his children with the education they deserve. With the help of friends and of our assistance through GlobalGiving, the family is doing well and Aidan and Raymondo are thriving in school.
Because the twins live 12 kilometres from school, they have been boarding full-time at their school, New Vision School. All of these locations are located in very remote areas of northwestern Tanzania and reached only over dirt roads. Writing from personal experience, the last time Gayle Kliever drove to this area, three tires were destroyed! This underscores how challenging it is for these students to access quality educaiton close to home.
The rest of their family also seems to be doing well. One older sister has finished Form Six (the highest level of high school) and is serving in the Tanzanian army. Another brother is completing primary school at the end of this year.
During their whole time with the GLK Scholarship Fund - since 2017 - Aidan and Raymondo have not had a specific sponsor. Through GlobalGiving, all of you, our wonderful donors, are the direct supporters of the twins and their primary school education. We thank you for your generous and continuing support for vulnerable primary school students such as Aidan and Raymondo!
January is the month of transition for Tanzanian primary and secondary school students. It is also a busy work season to get all of our scholarship students either back to school or moving up to a new school. Since we have just finished this year's heavy lifting in helping all of our 82 children to school, we will share just a few photos and notes from the last six weeks.
The first photo is of our students at St. Kizito Primary School - Alphonce, Jordan, and Lightness - together with our associate Arnold who does so much of the groundwork in caring for our scholarship recipients. The second photo is of our students at Bethania Primary School in Kemondo. We have reported on Winston (far right) previously. He is now in class seven and preparing for those all-important national exams which often determine a child's future. For more on Winston, see our report from August 2018 when he joined us.
The last two photos are of Ines: the first from primary school (2016), and the second taken last month at Iluhya Secondary School. She joined us in 2014 and has been seen in many of our GlobalGiving reports since then. Ines is now in her third year of secondary school and is doing wonderfully. She sends her greetings and thanks to all of the GlobalGiving donors who have given her this chance to succeed in gaining an education at good schools.
The volunteers of the GLK Student Fund also thank you for your continued support of our deserving students as they return to school.
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