Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School

by GLK Student Fund (Gayle Lyn Kliever Student Fund)
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School
Suzan
Suzan

The GLK Student Fund is excited to announce its latest graduate, Suzan! She has just graduated from primary school at Karume Day and Boarding English Medium Primary School. Certainly not an easy feat given the current Covid environment. Looking at the Suzan's report card, you can tell that the pandemic did not slow her down at all. Her teachers covered her report card with comments like "Excellent", and "Very Good".

Though she was unable to have a typical in-person ceremony rife with student performances, and celebratory hugs, we wanted to be certain that we can celebrate Suzan's accomplishments. Her next step is to attend Iluhya Secondary School. We are excited for her to attend this school as their head teacher has used his deft leadership skills over the past few years to make continual improvements and establish Illuhya Secondary as one of the best schools in the region.

We hope that you'll join us in celebrating Suzan by contributing to our fund so that many other young Tanzanians can enjoy the same academic successes as her.

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Ines Graduates from Primary School
Ines Graduates from Primary School

Ines Graduates from Primary School

Ines came to us highly recommended in 2014. Her father had died in a traffic accident the prior year and her mother, Theonestina, was struggling to support both Ines and her brother Freddie. Ines was attending a government school that was not meeting her needs in any way. Theonestina worked - and still works - diligently at a crossroads kiosk selling shoes, sheets, food staples, and other useful items to the community. On each trip to Tanzania, we make sure to go shopping there.

In 2014, we arranged for Ines to attend Kibeta English Medium Primary School near where the family lives and works. Because Ines was able to live at home, walking to school as opposed to boarding there, her education was a true value.

Ines has matured a lot during the last seven years, but she remains the quiet, polite, and diligent student we got to know in 2014. Her mother has also proved to be a faithful and industrious single parent to her children.

GlobalGiving has been the sponsor for Ines through these seven years of primary school. Congratulations to Ines and thank you to all who have donated over the years.

Ines and Gayle 2014
Ines and Gayle 2014
Ines with mother and brother at work 2014
Ines with mother and brother at work 2014
Ines at work 2020
Ines at work 2020
Ines - 2016
Ines - 2016
Ines - 2020
Ines - 2020
Ines and her mother at graduation
Ines and her mother at graduation

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Elizabeth and Linda with new scholarship students
Elizabeth and Linda with new scholarship students

Hello Supporters!

 

We hope that all of our scholarship supporters are doing well during these times. In March, right before most of the United States shut down, several of our GLK volunteers were able to make a trip to Tanzania to check in with our board members, students, and friends. Gayle, her sister Elizabeth, and longtime volunteer Linda all made the eight day trip abroad to Bukoba on the western shore of Lake Victoria.

Luckily, while on the trip, Linda was able to make a personal connection with two students she is currently sponsoring, Avitus and Kelvin. Avitus, a gifted math student, was happy to receive several math textbooks Linda brought over on behalf of her son, so that Avitus can use them to supplement his studies. Kelvin, is doing well and making progress at his school, Kibeta English Medium Primary School.

While in Tanzania, Linda was inspired to take on a new student to sponsor, Aneth. Aneth is currently living in a tent with her mother and two younger siblings as her home was destroyed in an earthquake. Aneth is in her first year of a three-year pharmaceutical sciences program. In addition to support for her studies, the GLK Student Fund provided Aneth with new eyeglasses and food.

This short time in Bukoba was filled with hard work, precious students, thankful family members, happy graduates, demanding travel, and productive meetings with the scholarship fund trustees and field representative. The daily experience was overwhelming. Trustees presented ever more worthy and needy candidates for scholarship assistance. It is hard to refuse true need. Each student presented a unique situation and study goal. The number of our scholarship students continues to rise.  The three travelers left Tanzania knowing that the scholarships granted to our students are life changing and the need is still great.

Our students are typically supported in one of two ways: either through our pool of undesignated funds or through the commitment of a dedicated sponsor who makes regular (often monthly) contributions. While we are grateful for any contribution you are able to make, we encourage you to consider sponsoring a student. This level of consistency allows us to make more stable long-term commitments to our students. This is critical especially during times of uncertainty. If you have the means at this time to consider sponsoring a student, we would be so grateful for this life-changing commitment.

We hope all of you are staying healthy and safe. We look forward to providing you with continual updates.

Tanzanian Students
Tanzanian Students
Trustees and Directors-GLK Student Fund
Trustees and Directors-GLK Student Fund

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Editha offering a flower of thanks
Editha offering a flower of thanks
A few years ago, we met Editha.  She was a tiny girl who was the victim of abuse, deprivation, and illness. Because she was a step-child, she did not receive the opportunity to attend school or to receive the physical care she needed. Although the family situation was tricky and we could not overtly assist her with an official scholarship, a "good Samaritan" neighbor assisted us in getting her some of the support, supplies and medicine that she needed.                                                                                                                                      
A recent gift by a donor allowed this neighbor to provide Editha with such items like a school uniform, shoes, soap, rice, sugar, and supplies. We are grateful that Editha is in an improved living and education situation and that in some small ways we are able to help protect and educate her.         
                                                        
Editha wrote to us and her special donor in this letter (attached).  The photo of her is quite fuzzy, but in it she offers us a flower of thanks.  Here is our translation of her letter:

   It’s me, Edita.

   I greet you very well. 

   I thank you so much for your help – you gave to (my mother ?). I got it.

   Right now I am entering third grade.  I am doing well with my studies.

   Thank you very much.

   It’s me, Edita

 

Thank you for helping us help some of the most vulnerable children in Tanzania.

Editha's Letter
Editha's Letter

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Linda with students in Tanzania
Linda with students in Tanzania

This year, the GLK Student Fund celebrates ten years of scholarship and education support in Tanzania – ten years of supporting the education of some of East Africa’s most vulnerable students. Both the Tanzanian and American organizations were officially registered by their respective governments in May of 2009. Three years later, we joined GlobalGiving to particularly support orphaned primary school children in their quest to gain an education.

In celebration of this milestone, Linda Voss, one of our volunteers, has written to all GLK supporters. Linda has visited our students in Tanzania. She has been particularly active in our work since her retirement as CFO and COO of Ally Corporate Finance, a business unit within Ally Bank.

A Note from Linda:

Thanks to each one of you for supporting the GLK Student Fund. Your support has helped make a difference in the lives of many people. You have directly helped the students that received scholarships, but also many others around them. The gift of education reaps life-long benefits and carries through to future generations. The support provided by the GLK Student Fund has definitely changed many lives.

As we celebrate our ten-year anniversary, we’d like you to consider doing something special for the GLK Student Fund. Consider sending an additional $10 / $100 / $1,000, as your situation allows, in honor of the tenth anniversary.

Gayle has put a tremendous investment into establishing and maintaining this fund for the past ten years. I met Gayle several years ago and was impressed with her story and what she is doing. I have been helping to support the fund in various ways since that time. I continue to be in awe of Gayle’s dedication and commitment to this fund.

This is the most impactful charity I have been involved with. I have directly seen the positive impact of the fund as I visited Tanzania with Gayle and met many current and former students and their families. These individuals are so grateful for the benefits provided by the GLK Fund. I know first-hand that the money donated goes directly to help the students, with minimal funds used for operating expenses or overhead.

Once again, thank you for your support. Please consider an extra gift this year in honor of the tenth anniversary of the GLK Fund, as your situation allows. We look forward to continuing to work together to help make a difference in the world.

Linda with students in Tanzania
Linda with students in Tanzania
Linda with students in Tanzania
Linda with students in Tanzania

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Location: New York, NY - USA
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