Help a Tanzanian Orphan Complete Primary School

by GLK Student Fund (Gayle Lyn Kliever Student Fund)
Aristidia and Jackson
Aristidia and Jackson

Dear Donors,

           Thank you so much for your support of our primary students. Ines, AnnaGrace, and Susan are doing very well.  Right now, we are seeking support for two new students, Jackson and Aristidia who tragically lost their fathers in drowning accidents. Jackson and Aristidia are cousins who currently live together with Jackson's mother and another relative - all in just one room. Jackson's mother sells tomatoes to support them, but it is truly a struggle for her.

         Jackson and Arisitida attend a government primary school in Buyekera, Bukoba in rural Tanzania. While public education is officially "free" in Tanzania, the funding for these schools is often inadequate, leaving families to foot the bill for necessities such as composition notebooks, uniforms, school fees, and food.  At this time, Jackson and Arisitida's caretaker is struggling to pay for these school necessities. These young students have already proved that they work hard and succeed even in dire circumstances.  Your support would encourage them and help them be able to continue their studies.

         We ask you to consider making a special donation to help Jackson and Aristidia. 

                                                                                Thank you.


       As we enter the new year, we wanted to take a moment to thank all of our donors who have helped us throughout the year. Your generosity goes directly to AnnaGrace, Ines, and Susan.  Gayle Kliever, our Executive Director will be traveling to Tanzania in the next couple of weeks to visit with our scholarship students and meet new candidates for scholarship support and other programs.   

      The GLK Student Fund supported fifteen primary school students throughout the year of 2014 and we hope to support more in 2015. Fourteen are on full scholarships and one on a partial scholarship.

      Susan, one of our GlobalGiving scholarship students, has been doing well with her studies.  Her mother, her only relative, has been so weak with illness that we decided it was best for Susan to become a boarding student.  She was excited to join her school full-time and wrote a 'thank you' to one of our donors saying:

"Thank you for your kindness to help me with school. I thank you very much and may God continue to bless you very much."

susan dishwashing
susan dishwashing

As we approach the year end, we want to thank our donors who have - over the last couple years - provided an education for AnaGrace, Susan and Ines.  Your generous giving has secured their primary school education and given us the hope that a new student will join our GlobalGiving project before 2015.  Because of you, these girls have the chance that they deserve in life and in learning.

The GLK Student Fund would like to take a moment to update you on our scholarship student, Ines, who joined us this year (photo in school uniform above).  She has been doing well in her primary school studies at Kibeta English Medium Primary School (KEMPS). Her dream is to become a Nurse.  Her Teacher, Lucy, says that she is doing well relative to other students and that she will continue on to Standard 2 in January 0f 2015.

Ines expressed her wish to stay at KEMPS as a boarding student instead of day scholar.  She has said that, by staying in boarding she will perform better in a good environment because her home not conducive to study.  We are considering this request and the additional funding it would require. 

Help us support Ines to ensure that she has an environment appropriate for study.  As you plan your year-end giving, we ask you to remember AnaGrace, Susan, Ines and our new candidate.  You can make all the difference in their futures!

Asante sana!  Thank you!


Bukoba through AnaGrace
Bukoba through AnaGrace's eyes

Dear Supporters,

We just wanted to provide you with a brief update on how all of our students are doing.

Anagrace is doing well in fourth grade and is coming up on the Standard Four National Exams this year.  She has another three and a half years left of primary school. She is also doing enjoying art as you can see by the photo of life of her home in Bukoba that she has sent us.

Ines and Susan are also doing well. They are enrolled in first grade and preschool respectively and are thrilled to be attending their new schools.  Because of you, they are happy to be in great schools and receiving a solid education in Tanzania, but unfortunately, this is not the norm.

According to the World Bank the GDP in 2012 is $612 in Tanzania. With the annual cost of private schooling costing a substantial portion of the averange family's yearly income, a decent education is often inattainable for most families.  While government schools are available, they are often plagued with over-crowding, inadequate resources, ill-prepared or even absent teachers. The schooling they receive at government schools is often no type of education at all. While we are happy to announce that we've succeeded in getting three young girls into great educational programs in Tanzania, there are still many more that need our help.

Please consider making a contribution today so that we can continue to send many more students in need to great schools.

AnaGrace (middle) with her fellow artists
AnaGrace (middle) with her fellow artists



As the GLK Student Fund focuses its energies in 2014 on our female students, we'd like to introduce our newest scholarship candidate, Suzana.

Suzana is 7 years old. She attends a public primary school and is in the first grade. Suzana has high sense of perception and reasoning for her age. She is clever and quick. She is full of curiosity and wants to know and learn about things and has a maturity of some sort that is not so common for her age.  She is charming.

She lost her father in July 2013 and is the only child of her mother, Sima, who is 32 years old.  After the death of her husband, Sima was forced to move from their rental room after the rent expired. She has no solid income and therefore, she cannot afford to pay rent even for a single room.  The husband died before they could collect enough money to buy a plot of land which is the goal of most Tanzanian families.  A plot of land secures a home and the means to grow food.  Sima and Suzana moved in with Sima's sister and they live in a small one bedroom flat in the Kashura area of Bukoba.  Sima has a bad case of hypertension.  However, whenever she is able and feels strong, she plaits hair and earns a little money to contribute to her upkeep.

Suzana would very much like to join an English Medium school. Her mother would love to have her daughter in a good school but for her it is only a dream since she cannot afford to pay school fees for such a school.

Please help to make the wish of Suzana materialize and her mother's dream come true.



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GLK Student Fund (Gayle Lyn Kliever Student Fund)

Location: New York, NY - USA
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Project Leader:
Gayle Kliever
Big Pine, CA Tanzania, United Republic of
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