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:
Beira, Mozambique
Partner Type:
Population served:
Children and young adults living in extreme poverty, victims of HIV/AIDS, war and orphans. There are currently 21 students enrolled at ASEM of which 62% are female and 38% are male.
Student selection criteria:
The children with the most need and best school performance.
Services provided:
Education, school materials, food support, transportation, counseling (psychosocial), computer training and healthcare support.
TSF student promotion rate:
2018 - 100%
2017 - 100%
2016 - 100%
2015 - 100%
2014 - 100%

ASEM is raising money for 29 students' school expenses. 11 have been fully funded so far.

  • Fina Celino

    60%

    Fina Celino

    Mozambique

    Fina was born in Beira in 2006. She lives in the Macurungo neighborhood with her mother, one sister and an older brother. Her father died in 2012. Fina loves studying and her preferred subject is Biology. Her dream is to become a nurse, and if possible, a medical doctor to help her family. She is a very nice and calm girl and loves learning and helping her mother as she is suffering from high blood pressure. To help the family survive, her mother sells vegetables. It is not enough to make month ends. The family's house is built with local material and was badly damaged during the cyclone IDAI in 2019 and a big part of the roof is only covered with plastic canvans.

    School Year 2023

  • Antonia Fernando

    27%

    Antonia Fernando

    Mozambique

    Antonia was born in the city of Beira in 2008, residing in the Macurungo area. She is an orphan of her father, victim of illness, since 2019, and has one sister. Antonia, is well-behaved and healthy. Her preferred discipline is Portuguese. For the family's sustainability, her mother buys bananas in the Goto market and resells them elsewhere. Her income is not enough to support the family with food for one month, even less to pay education for the children. Their house is having 2 bedrooms and 1 living room, has piped drinking water, low-cost energy, and a bathroom outside, made of coconut palm leaves, bags and straw.

    School Year 2023

  • Manuela Eliete

    40%

    Manuela Eliete

    Mozambique

    Manuela was born in Beira and is an orphan of her father since 2013. She has 2 sisters and 1 brother. Manuela, is a calm, well-behaved and healthy girl. Her preferred subject is Portuguese & Natural Sciences. For the family's sustainability, the mother cultivates rice fields, and her older brother does mechanic jobs to help to by some food. Their earnings are not enough to pay for education and sometimes to buy food either. During Cyclone Eloise in January 2021, their house was destroyed. They managed to recollect some material here and there to reconstruct one room where all of the family is living in.

    School Year 2023

  • Agata Pedro

    41%

    Agata Pedro

    Mozambique

    Ágata was born in the city of Beira, Sofala province, on June 21, 2006, where she lived with her parents. She is an intelligent and humble girl and likes to play with her friends “jumping rope”, and in her free time she reviews school subjects and helps her mother with the house duties. She has 4 siblings, 2 of whom are girls and 2 are boys. 3 are in primary school and 1 is not yet of school age. Her mother cannot work heavily due to health problems she has since 2016. Agate’s father died when she was 1 year old. 4 years later the family of the deceased father asked her to leave the house. The mother receives a support of 2,500.00Mt (about 38USD) per month from the rent of that same house and moved out to rent another place where she pays monthly 1,200.00Mt (about 18.50USD). The remaining amount is not enough to buy a bag of rice to feed the family for one month. The house consists of 1 bedroom, 1 living room and has an outside bathroom. The house has no piped drinking water. During 2020, due to COVID 19, the students had to study at home, going weekly to the school to buy brochures and copies of tests. Most of the kids could not afford it.Her preferred subject at school is the Biology. Agate would like to proceed her studies to become a Nurse.

    School Year 2023

  • Castigo Armando

    0%

    Castigo Armando

    Mozambique

    Castigo was born in the city of Beira, Sofala province, on April 25, 2007, where he lived with his parents. He is a well-behaved boy and likes to play football with friends. During his free time, he reviews school subjects and helps his mother with the house duties. His father died in 2011, victim of illness, while working in Mozambique's post office in the mailbox sector in Beira. Castigo has 1 brother and 1 sister and they are all studying. His mother sells fruits in front of the house and receives a little pension from her late husband but it has not been enough to support the family. He lives with his mother and the house consists of 2 bedrooms, an outside bathroom and has piped drinking water. Castigo preferred subject is Portuguese and he wants to become a Teacher. During 2020, due to COVID 19, the students had to study at home, going weekly to the school to buy brochures and copies of tests. Most of the kids could not afford it.

    School Year 2023

  • Joana Jorge Joao

    48%

    Joana Jorge Joao

    Mozambique

    Joana was born in the city of Beira, Sofala province, on May 12, 2005, where she lived with her parents. She is humble and intelligent and likes to play with her friends and talk about the classes that they started and did not finish in 2020 due to CoVid19. In her free time, she reviews school subjects and helps her stepmother with the house duties.Joana’s mother died on April 18, 2018, victim of illness, while working as a domestic servant in the Maruti. Joana lives with her father who does little jobs of civil metalwork in the area where he lives. What the father earns is not enough to provide for the day - to - day living. She has 2 sisters and 2 brothers; 3 siblings attend primary school and 1 brother is not yet of school age. The house where she lives consists of 2 bedrooms and 1 living room, has an outside bathroom and no piped drinking water. Her preferred subject at school is Agriculture and Joana’s dream is to become a teacher. During 2020, due to COVID 19, the students had to study home, going weekly to the school to buy brochures and copies of tests. Most of the kids could not afford it.

    School Year 2023

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