The beginning of the new school year in January has been full of significant changes and meaningful choices for the 28 Malaika kids attending school.
A dozen of teenagers are approaching the end of high school, either having passed graduation at Form IV or preparing for the exam to graduate at Form VI just in this period.
We are all very proud of their success at school, and every graduation party is an excellent opportunity to congratulate and feast.
Their future choices open up a range of options that need to be discussed with each of them, as in any family.
Some want to continue their studies, and even the path choice requires time and research. And those who already plans for future work are searching for internships and job placement training in local companies with the help of the directors Jutta and Francesco.
The kids attending primary school were very happy to go back to school, and for one very excited young boy, it was the first time. Others were excited because they entered the boarding school for the first time, and this is also something new that makes you a grown-up kid!
The two babies still in kindergarten are looking forward to reaching their fellows at primary school, and only one more year is missing to become 'big ones.'
We thank all our supporters for their precious support to Malaika. Please help Malaika by donating monthly to cover the school fees for all our kids!
December marks the end of the calendar year but also the end of the school year for Tanzanian schools.
It is a time of celebration and of great change. The kid you see in the photo, is nearing the end of his course in kindergarten and will start elementary school in January. We can only wish him immense good luck for this important new beginning.
Meanwhile, they are returning home to the high school students who have finished the long-awaited graduation course of study that ends with "Form 4." It is a great satisfaction to see that the commitment to study is paying off, and the teens are preparing for their future, whether that involves the start of working life or, for the more ambitious, trying to tackle two more years of high school and then trying to enter university studies.
Good luck to all of them!
We thank you as a precious supporter of Malaika and wish you a Merry Christmas
During the summer, some of our teenagers had their first experiences working outside Malaika to preview what it will be like to be independent once they finish school.
Even those who wanted to continue studying had to work hard to find employment during July and August, and interesting initiatives were born: some of them gave repetitions another family home, and others have engaged with an NGO that works in schools to improve hygiene; others have taken temporary jobs in near companies, as well as large and minor maintenance work at Malaika home and in the garden.
And now, in October, the great day for Graduation at Form 4 has arrived! In the picture, you can see the first two of our five graduating kids in black ties. They both arrived at Malaika when they were just little children, and today they are graduates!
One guy would like to become a tour guide and share his knowledge of his country with all. The other guy, on the other hand, would like to keep studying in the hospitality sector.
Thank you and all Malaika's supporters for making these dreams possible!
It has been a too long period for our Malaika supporters, Sue and Col, without being able to fly and see kids from Australia. Finally, they arrived, and everyone was very excited. Mama Sue has been helping Malaika since more than ten years ago and saw the kids growing up yearly.
Their first visit outside Malaika has been to see the kids who left Malaika to return to their families in the 'outreach' project. We need to follow them to check if everything is ok if they are feeling well at school and studying hard.
The kids welcomed their supporters happily and introduced them to teachers and school friends.
Sue and Col have been invited to the geography lesson and speak about Australia. It has been an excellent opportunity for our kids and their friends to learn about life in the land down under!
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Thank you so much
During our school years, we all had to find out what our job would be and our purpose in this life.
It is a difficult turning point when you have to find a job (which could also not be easy as expected) and decide about your future life. And suddenly, because time passes so fast, this time has almost arrived for our older students in their last school year.
In Tanzania, as most of you already know, the school year starts in January and ends up in November, so the first quarter is almost at the end. During these next months, our teens who are not going on with their studies at University will choose their future job.
Meanwhile, they are also doing some traineeships and workshops to get closer to the labour market and understand what they would like. We might discover that they need a vocation school or practical experience to find their place in the active society.
It will be a new challenge for us to accompany them into their independent life outside Malaika.
We thank you for your help in giving them the chance to arrive with a good education at this vital turning point, and we hope you will go on helping us also on this occasion.
Thank you for your constant support,
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