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 25 students' school expenses. 11 have been fully funded so far.

  • Elton Lemos

    5%

    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 2020

  • Aida

    7%

    Aida

    Mozambique

    Aida was born in Nampula province. She is a very quiet girl, friendly, intelligent and likes to play with her friends of the same age in the neighborhood she lives. When the girl was 2 years old, her parents separated for social reasons. The father died in 2011, victim of disease. Even separated, the father helped to support his daughter while living with her mother in Nampula. After her father's death, the family moved to Beira and began to face many difficulties; even the mother having gotten a job as a cleaner, her earnings are not enough to pay the school expenses. As Aida is a very good student and hardworking, she deserves help for her dreams to become true.

    School Year 2020

  • Fernando

    15%

    Fernando

    Mozambique

    Fernando was born in Sofala province. He is a very humble boy, does not have many friends and spends more time at home when he is not at school. His favorite hobby is listening to music at home. In 2012, the parents separated due to social problems. In 2013 his father died. He used to be a carpenter. After his father's death, Fernando’s mother abandoned him. His grandmother took care of him and then he moved to live with his aunty. The aunt has 2 children and does not make any activity that generates income to sustain the family. Her husband does little jobs in the construction field to help the family survive. When the uncle does not get a job, they may spend a day without a meal.

    School Year 2020

  • Falece

    7%

    Falece

    Mozambique

    Falece was born in the city of Beira in 2002. He is a cheerful, intelligent and studious boy. During his free time, he enjoys playing football with friends, and helps his mother with the housework in the company of his siblings. His father passed away in 2004. His mother buys and resells fresh fish to make a living. Falece has 2 siblings who both attend Secondary school. The older brother studies at night because during the day he works as a domestic servant to help his mother with the expenses of the house and his studies. The family lives in a two-room block house with no running water or electricity.

    School Year 2020

  • Egna

    7%

    Egna

    Mozambique

    Egna is a cheerful, very funny and intelligent girl who likes to dance in her spare time. She is also part of the cultural group of the school where she studies. Enga lives with her grandmother who watches over her and her older brother. The family supplements the small income made from working in fields by renting out 2 rooms in their three-room home.

    School Year 2020

  • Florindo

    7%

    Florindo

    Mozambique

    Florindo was born in Sofala province. He is very humble and loves to play with children of his age, especially playing football in the afternoon when returning from school. He is orphaned of parents. In 2008, his father passed away due to illness. He went to live with his mother in company of his older sister, and his newborn sister. In December 2011, his mother also died victim of illness; leaving the boy and two sisters alone. Florindo, along with his older sister, was adopted by the pastor of the church his mother used to attend, while his younger sister was only 2 years old and was adopted by another family that worships at the same church. As the pastor is of old age, he would like to finish his studies as quick as possible and learn a trade; his dream is to reunite his sisters together with him to take care of them. "

    School Year 2020

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