ASEM

Field Partner

ASEM (Association Pour Les Enfants de Mozambique) supports vulnerable children in Mozambique. It seeks to improve children's lives by safeguarding their rights, supporting their dignity and providing education, psychosocial support and professional training. ASEM operates a private secondary school and supports students attending local public schools. A scholarship pays for students' school fees, uniforms, food, and transportation.

Location:
Mozambique
Partner Type:
Community Based Organization / Private Secondary School
Population served:
Children and young adults living in extreme poverty, victims of HIV/AIDS and war and orphans.
Student selection criteria:
Need
Services provided:
Primary and secondary schooling, boarding, psychosocial support, meal program
TSF student promotion rate:
2015 - 100%
2014 - 100%

ASEM is raising money for 19 students' school expenses. 0 have have been fully funded so far.

  • 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 2018

  • Elton Lemos

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    Elton Lemos

    Mozambique

    Elton was born in Sofala province. He is a nice and intelligent child, and likes to play marbles with friends of his age. Elton’s father died in 2005. He used to be a guard. After his father's death, his mother remarried. Her husband would like to help but the business of selling second hand clothes is not of great sustainability, and the income is just enough to pay the rent and a minimum for the family to survive. Without help, his dream to follow up his studies may fall apart.

    School Year 2018

  • Helena

    9%

    Helena

    Mozambique

    Helena was born in Sofala province. She is a very quiet girl, humble and friendly. In her free time after school, she is doing her homework and likes to play with her friends. She is orphaned of parents since she was little and then moved in with her grandmother, who took care of her until she was of school age, then ASEM helped her to attend school. In 2013, when she was 12 years old, her Granny died and she stayed living in the house together with her 18 years old cousin. For sustenance, her uncle, when able to, helps the 2 girls. The uncle has a wife with six children, and no permanent job. When the 2 girls have nothing to eat, the neighbors sometimes help them.

    School Year 2018

  • Deolinda

    9%

    Deolinda

    Mozambique

    Deolinda was born in Inhambane province. She is a quiet and friendly girl. In her free time, she likes to talk to her sister while selling cookies to earn some money. Her father died in 2004, victim of an illness. In life, he used to be a fisherman, working at the Save River. The mother left home when she was very young. No one knows where she went; if she is still alive, as she never has appeared again. She grew up with her stepmother and never went to school. When her older sister got married, she went to fetch her to live together. That is the reason why Deolinda started studying very late. As her sister is herself living in difficult situation, Deolinda needs help to be able to proceed with her secondary education. "

    School Year 2018

  • Joana

    1%

    Joana

    Mozambique

    Joana was born in Inhambane province, where she lived with her parents. She is a very quiet girl and helpful. After fulfilling her homework and household duties, she plays with her friends. She is orphaned of parents. Her mother died in 2003 when the girl was 2 months old, due to illness, and her father died in 2013, victim of illness as well. He used to be a mechanic. After her father’s death, she moved to live with her aunt that works as a clerk at a butcher. What she earns is not enough to sustain the whole family and pay the girl’s school expenses.

    School Year 2018

  • Francisca

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    Francisca

    Mozambique

    Francisca was born in Sofala province. She is a quiet girl and very friendly. Her preferred leisure is to play with her friends jumping rope. At the end of the day, she uses to review her school work. She is orphaned of parents. In 2003, her father died victim of disease. He used to be a farmer. Two years later, in 2005, her mother also passed away due to illness, she used to work in the field as well. Francisca started to live with her aunt that does not work. Her uncle is a “spare bus driver”, sometimes he is working sometimes not, and it is not a permanent job. The aunt has 3 other children so Fancisca is sometimes the last to be attended to in the family. But she does not give up on her dream to become a teacher and works very hard for it to become true.

    School Year 2018

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