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
Evelina
Evelina

The GLK Student Fund would like to introduce you to Eveline.  She joined us in 2015 joining Karume Day and Boarding English Medium in Bukoba, Tanzania.  She is now 11 years old and currently in standard 5.  So far, she is doing very well in her courses and has shown improvement over her time of support through GlobalGiving. Looking at her report card, we can see that her teachers have littered it with comments proclaiming "Very Good." According to her letter, she always does well in school and has the good sense to ask her teachers when she's stuck on a problem. She wants to be a doctor and makes sure that she has the grades to get there.

We met Eveline in 2009 when she was an energetic, vivacious, and precocious young girl. Her love of play and learning was apparent and it was our hope to help her some day.  When her mother died several years ago, her chances of getting a good education were decreased. There was little chance to seek financial assistance from family members.  She has two sisters who can help her study, but they are constrained with financial resources as well.  We decided to help ensure that Eveline has ongoing support as she continues her education.

We think Eveline deserves secure support to help her get through school and achieve her dream of becoming a doctor. Please contribute today to help us support Eveline.

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Annagrace at Graduation (r)
Annagrace at Graduation (r)

Dear Supporters,

We hope that you will be able to spend the holidays safe, sound, and surrounded by friends and family.

We wanted to take this time to share with you a common intervention used in Tanzania to protect girls and prepare both boys and girls during the free time they have after completing primary school. The "Pre-Form One" course is a two-three month study time that many young girls in Tanzania take between primary and secondary school.  Most private secondary schools offer this to help ensure that students will smoothly transition from primary to secondary school.  In the wake of many pressures young women in Africa face during adolescence, this course is also used as a means to protect them within a safe environment.

One of our students supported by GlobalGiving funds, Annagrace, has recently completed her Pre-Form One course with flying colors (staight A's), and will be ready to tackle secondary school in January. Annagrace has come so far already in her young academic career. She knows the value of safety as a key factor in securing her education. When Annagrace was a young child, her father passed away and left her under the care of her mother who, several years later, experience a breakdown and lashed out by destroying their home, and threatening her children. She found a safe and secure environment at her primary school thanks to her GlobalGving scholarship.

We hope that you'll decide to continue to support us throughout this holiday season. With the support of our community we can ensure more students have the same opportunities to flourish as AnnaGrace.

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Boys' dorm at KEMPS
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's Home
Judith's Home
Bukoba Town damage
Bukoba Town damage
Road damaged due to Earthquake
Road damaged due to Earthquake

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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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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's First Day of School
Editha's First Day of School

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