Finnegan

About Me

Passionate about good design. Architecture student at Parsons School of Design. Co-founder of @jacksgap. Board member @theschoolfund

Woohoo! Finnegan has funded education for 19 students in 6 countries.

  • Manju

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    Manju

    India

    Manju is the only sister of her 6 brothers. Manju is a part of the Swabhiman program and in school her favorite subject is Hindi. One of her favorite things to do is read books.

    School Year 2017

  • Eline

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    Eline

    Tanzania

    Eline’s family works hard on their subsistence farm to make ends meet, but often lack the additional resources to pay for school fees. Eline has two siblings: a younger brother and an older sister. While attending secondary school in Form IV, Eline’s sister became pregnant. Eline’s family supported her through the pregnancy and now, Eline’s sister is back attending secondary school. Eline and her siblings are very thankful that their family supports their education despite obstacles. Eline is very close with her family and hopes to create a new future for them through her secondary education.

    School Year 2017

  • Emanuel Joseph

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    Emanuel Joseph

    Tanzania

    Class Rank: 2/55 My goal is to become a pilot. What I have learned from my own experience is that if our parents have little education, it is hard for them to support their children to fulfill their dream. So when I started my studies, I did very good to make sure I passed all the exams. The most difficult experience I had in my life is my father left my mother and I when I was very young. But my mother works hard to send me to school. I want to thank TSF for supporting me while I work to reach my goal.

    School Year 2017

  • Diana

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    Diana

    Tanzania

    I want to be an engineer. It is my favorite job. I know that I must study hard, especially science subjects. I look for materials that will help me in my studies and I also learn about engineering from people who are already engineers or want to be engineers like me. I believe that one day I will achieve my goal. I am happy when I am studying, playing with my friends, or when I'm with my friends and parents. They make me feel happy because they do many things for me. They correct me if I am wrong and they give me hope in my studies. They also give me respect, love and support to achieve my goal.

    School Year 2017

  • Tanu

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    Tanu

    India

    Quiet, enthusiastic and neat, Tanu is a good student to have. Her work is always on time and well done. Academically she is at the upper percentile in class. She takes a lot of pride in doing her work well and does not like to be criticised. She is slowly learning to understand that constructive feedback can help her do even better.

    School Year 2017

  • Johnny

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    Johnny

    Ecuador

    There are 8 people in Johnny's household: his mother and father, five brothers and sisters, and himself. Johnny calls himself number four - he has three older and two younger siblings. They all live in a large village in the mountains in a house with three small rooms and a patio. His father, mother and older brothers earn a living locally in agriculture, but the work is seasonal and insecure. Johnny has been doing well at school. He's particularly keen on maths but likes anything technical. His dream is to be able to qualify as an electrical engineer. When he's not at school or helping at home, he likes to play the guitar.

    School Year 2018

  • Vallery

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    Vallery

    Kenya

    I am the second born of five children. We live with our parents, my father and mother. It is a happy family and our parents do everything they can to keep us going. We all depend on my father's meager income and sometimes it becomes difficult to support my older sister in school. I have great ambitions of making it in life and I believe I can achieve my greatest goals with a good education. I have always committed to see this pass and the TSF support is the right platform for me and am grateful.

    School Year 2017

  • Bento

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    Bento

    Mozambique

    I am living with my mother and my 2 brothers. My father works in a quarry in Pambara and he comes home sometimes on weekends or twice a month. My 2 sisters are married and live out of home. Our home has one room where my parents sleep and my brothers and I are sleeping outside in a hut on a mat and we have one old blanket to cover. I spent my childhood in Mangarela where I started school. After the 1st grade, I went to Maputo with my family for 3 years. Once back to Vilankulo, I started grade 1 again. During my free time, I go fishing to help the family and on Sundays, we go to church. My mother goes to the field 4 times a week. I like to play Neca and Football. I am grateful to get a sponsorship, because that will help us a lot.

    School Year 2017

  • Dayyan

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    Dayyan

    Tanzania

    Class Rank: 1/50 My dream is to become an engineer when I grow up. I know that I have to do good in subjects like Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry. In my life time I learned that difficult subjects were more rewarding when I did not give up. I learned about difficult experiences when I lost my youngest sister. It was so painful to face death when I was still a kid. I feel proud when I succeed when it is difficult now, and even more proud of myself when I received my score as the 3rd in the whole district. After these four years I want to become an engineer, to help the society in different ways and also help my fellow citizens. I also want to become a good citizen of my country.

    School Year 2017

  • Dennis

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    Dennis

    Kenya

    Unlike many other Wema students, Denis has both parents. Unfortunately, neither has the income to feed or educate his 8 siblings and him. Dennis is a bright boy, and with assistance he can be a great help to his family. He wants to become a surgeon someday

    School Year 2017

  • Amreen

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    Amreen

    India

    With her early education in Khairabad, Amreen moved to Manwa and joined the Milaan School a few years back. Academically she is at par with her class, hindi being her best subject. By nature she is a quiet girl who is a little shy when it comes to participating in activities. She likes to read short stories and picture books in library. She also participated in the rangoli event.

    School Year 2016

  • Zagalo David

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    Zagalo David

    Tanzania

    My class rank is 32 out of 245 students. I am the first born in my family. My father is a taxi driver and my mother is a small shopkeeper. My dream is to become a doctor.

    School Year 2017

  • Veronica

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    Veronica

    Tanzania

    Veronica’s father has mental health problems and is mostly absent in the lives of his two wives and eleven children. Since her mother moved far away for work, Veronica and her other siblings live with their father’s second wife who supports the children by collecting and selling firewood in Monduli. However, she struggles to pay for expenses such as school fees. Veronica hopes to be able to finish secondary school and set a good example for her younger brother, who has just started at Orkeeswa in Pre-Form One.

    School Year 2017

  • Samuel

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    Samuel

    Kenya

    Samuel’s father died in a road accident when he was very young. His mother remarried and moved away, and now lives with HIV/AIDS. Samuel lives with his grandmother, who cannot afford his school fees. Samuel enjoys his science and English classes, and wants to become a doctor one day.

    School Year 2017

  • Jaime

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    Jaime

    Peru

    Jaime has a fighting spirit that enables him to persevere through challenging times. This perseverance is evident when it comes to his studies, as Jaime is determined to do whatever it takes to continue his education and achieve his goals. Me gusta buscar mis metas y cumplirlos a pesar de los obstaculos. I enjoy pursuing my goals and reaching them despite the obstacles. Jaime knows how important it is to go forward with strength and to live like everyday is your last. He believes that in order to be successful, one must always try their best and be ready to get things done. In his free time, Jaime is very social and loves to spend time with friends playing sports and sharing jokes.

    School Year 2016

  • Poonam

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    Poonam

    India

    Poonam has experienced financial hardship that has made it difficult for her to attend school some years. She is a part of the Swabhiman program, and while her parents are illiterate, they want Poonam to receive the best education. One day Poonam wants to be a teacher and start her own school.

    School Year 2016

  • Teophili Nicodemu

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    Teophili Nicodemu

    Tanzania

    Teophili is ranked 7 in his class of 41 students. His parents are peasant farmers who are not able to pay the school fees. He believes education will help him to get a good life.

    School Year 2016

  • Elizabeth

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    Elizabeth

    Ecuador

    Elizabeth lives with her mother and father, 5 brothers and 3 sisters. As the eldest child at home, she spends a lot of time helping look after her younger brothers and sisters, as well as doing lots of household chores. Despite this hard work, she is very keen to study and is lucky to have a very supportive teacher who is encouraging her. She is interested in natural science and would love to train to be a primary school teacher.

    School Year 2016

  • John David

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    John David

    Kenya

    David would like to be an engineer after schooling. He is living with his father who is elderly and a peasant farmer. His father is unable to to take him to secondary schools because of his little earnings from farming.

    School Year 2015