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 32 students' school expenses. 18 have been fully funded so far.

  • Teresa Rodrigues

    45%

    Teresa Rodrigues

    Mozambique

    Teresa was born in the city of Beira, Sofala province, on February 7, 2007, where she lived with her parents. They divorced in 2014 when she was 7 years old, due to social problems. Teresa, lives with her disabled father and her 2 brothers. The house consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 living room, an outside bathroom and no piped drinking water. She has a good and intelligent behavior, likes to play with her friends and in her free time she likes to review school subjects and helps with the house duties. Her father is an upholsterer for sofa chairs and does his activities in the backyard of his house. What he earns with his work is not enough to support the family. Her preferred subject at school is History and she 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 2021

  • Agata Pedro

    48%

    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 2021

  • Joana Jorge Joao

    45%

    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 2021

  • Leandro Manuel Ernesto

    45%

    Leandro Manuel Ernesto

    Mozambique

    Leandro was born in the city of Beira, Sofala province, on the March 15, 2007, where he lived with his parents. He is a playful boy and smart in terms of studies. He likes to play football. During his free time, he reviews school subjects and helps his grandmother with the house duties. Leandro’s father died in 2012, victim of illness, while working as a driver of heavy machinery and his mother died on August 23, 2018, due to illness. The boy has 1 brother. His grandmother sells cakes in front of the house. His aunt who does little jobs has helped with the little she receives but all that is not enough for the family to have regular daily meals. Leandro lives with his grandmother in their house that consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 living room, and has an outside bathroom but no piped drinking water. He loves Biology and 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 2021

  • Regina

    63%

    Regina

    Mozambique

    Has both parents, little jobs to survive, surviving on one meal per day.

    School Year 2021

  • Saide Orlando

    45%

    Saide Orlando

    Mozambique

    Saide was born in the city of Beira, Sofala province, on August 28, 2005, where he lived with his parents. He is a well-behaved and intelligent boy and likes to play with his friends. During his free time, he reviews school subjects and helps his mother with the house duties. Saide’s father died on July 2, 2016, victim of illness, he used to be a bus driver. He has 3 brothers and 2 sisters. His mother has a small business, buying and selling crops to make a living for her and the family. There are days they spend without one meal. Saide’s preferred subject at school is Portuguese and he wants 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 2021

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