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
Evelyn with one of her prizes
Evelyn with one of her prizes

Graduation!  Hongera!

Graduation is a very special day to recognize the achievements and hard work of a student. Sometimes, graduation day from primary school is the only really special celebration in a young Tanzanian's life. So when that day comes, we all say "Hongera!" (Congratulations!) and well done.  

Evelyn has done especially well. She was first spotted by GLK as an extremely bright and active young girl.  After her mother's death, we were pleased to step in with some financial aid so that she could attend an excellent primary school, Karume Day and Boarding English Medium Primary School (KADBEMPS).  Visiting Evelyn and her two GLK scholarship colleagues, Aivan and Suzanne, has always been a pleasure. The school always appears to be clean, well-run, and providing a solid education with additional opportunities.  Evelyn was fortunate to take part in a school trip to the Serengeti National Park.

Evelyn has achieved good grades throughout her time at KADBEMPS.  She was a school leader and performed well in class (a "promising girl" says her home teacher).  At graduation, she took most of the special awards given out, including one for "general performance". We wish her the best on her national exams which will determine a government placement in secondary school.  Keep her in your thoughts during this important time.

Hongera Evelyn!

Evelyn with GLK Trustee Grace
Evelyn with GLK Trustee Grace
Evelyne and fellow graduates
Evelyne and fellow graduates

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Eveline
Eveline
Supporters, we wanted to provide you with a brief update on several of our students.
      
Evelina, who we mentioned during our November update is in standard seven, her final year of primary school.  She continues to get excellent marks and is preparing for her national exams and graduation this year.  In Tanzania, primary school covers preschool through 7th grade.  Final national exams generally take place in September. The next steps for those lucky enough to continue, are either applying to private secondary schools or waiting for the government assignment (placement) of those who have passed the exams well enough to continue. This time of several months between primary school and secondary school - which begins the following January - is often an anxious time for students.  Eveline has been performing very well (see her report card), so we expect her continued success through her final year in primary school.
      
Sara and Cynthia, who we made an appeal for in February, have just begun primary school.  As we were attempting to raise funds for their education, they had to start school a bit late and with a few bumps.  But they are now attending Tumushubire Primary School in Karagwe district. The girls are very excited to finally be getting to school and not having a long, rigorous commute.  They know it is important.  The investment in the education for twins through eight years of schooling is large and donations are still needed.  
       
     
Eveline's Report Card
Eveline's Report Card
Sara and Cynthia with their mother at home
Sara and Cynthia with their mother at home

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Sara and Cynthia February 2019
Sara and Cynthia February 2019

Sara and Cynthia Need to Go to Primary School

In 2017, we wrote to you regarding two young preschool students in need. Sara and Cynthia, bright twin girls, were supported through their years in early education by our project. These girls desperately needed our support as they lost their father shortly after they were born. Their mother, who only has a primary school education, cares for them by doing piece work which barely provides the three of them with shelter and food.

The girls are now ready to move on with their education.  Unfortunately, the local government primary school is over an hour’s walk away from where they live. Even if the hour's walk was a surmountable problem for these two young girls, the school has no vacancies. The girls were accepted to a private school, however, it is also too far away to walk daily. Their mother is considering enrolling them as boarding students, but this would be additional expense.

A commitment to primary school education, with board for two students, is a considerable financial endeavor. We estimate over $1,200 per year for 8 years to fully cover the primary education for the twins. If you have the means to establish a recurring monthly donation, this would help us ensure that we have the necessary funds to send Sara and Cynthia to school.

With your help, the GLK Student Fund would like to support these students through primary school. Please consider making a special commitment for these two young girls. Any amount, recurring or not, is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Sara and Cynthia at Home with their mother
Sara and Cynthia at Home with their mother

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Evelina 2016
Evelina 2016

Global Giving Donors,

Thank you so much for supporting our students. Our students so greatly rely on your contributions to ensure that they are thriving.

We wanted to share with you a letter that Eveline wrote directly to you, our Global Giving donors.  We have attached a copy but here is what she writes:

"Dear GlobalGiving Donors,

I hope that you are fine and doing well with your work. Likewise, I am fine and doing well with my studies. The main aim of writing this letter is to say thank you because you paid for me the school fees for almost 3 years. Also me, I am trying to study hard and add more effort in my studies. Surely the school which I am studying is good and it provides the best education more than the school that I was before [she was at an overcrowded, under-supported government school before receiving her scholarship]. I am studying hard in order to be a doctor and help people with problems. Physically, I am well. I don't have any problems. Lastly, may God be with you everywhere you go. Amen.

From Evelina Denis

Lots of Love

God Bless you dear GlobalGiving Donors.

Evelina 2018
Evelina 2018

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Winston
Winston

The GLK Student Fund would like to announce its latest GlobalGiving scholarship candidate, Winston. We first met Winston and his family on our 2017 trip to Tanzania. Winston, his mother, and two siblings live in a particularly remote, and impoverished area of Tanzania called Maruku, which is known for its tea plantations. His mother, who is a 35-year old widow, does her best to provide for her family, but finds it challenging to balance the care of three young children with maintaining steady employment harvesting the local tea fields.

We are hoping to raise enough money to send seven-year old Winston to Bethania, a primary school with a boarding option. This way, his mother will be better able to balance her time between working to support her family and caring for her children. The trustees have reviewed Winston's academic performance and he exhibits much promise.

Winston is currently in grade two. For him to complete primary school (through grade seven), he would need approximately $3,900 ($650 per year). Please help us support his talents by making a contribution.  

Winston with his family
Winston with his family
Winston with GLK Volunteers
Winston with GLK Volunteers

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