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. 25 have been fully funded so far.

  • Deolinda

    100%

    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 2020

  • Izdino Ramos

    100%

    Izdino Ramos

    Mozambique

    Izdino lives with his mother and three sisters. He was told that his father died when he was still a little boy. He is calm and humble and likes to play with his friends and sisters. He remembers that when he was little and they were playing out, a car came with strangers whom took them into the car to the market. When the mothers found out, they run to see who took their kids and on their arrival, the strangers escaped. Since he is very careful. For the sustainability of the family, his mother goes to the bush to cut reed and then sells it. Izdino's family lives in very difficult condition. He would like to be able to have regularly meals and to help his family and other people, reason why he would like to become a doctor.

    School Year 2018

  • Helena

    100%

    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 2020

  • Jamal

    100%

    Jamal

    Mozambique

    Jamal was born in Sofala province. He is a very quiet and humble boy. Respectful and polite with all older people and a good friend to other children. When back from school he makes his homework and helps his grandfather, then he goes out to play football with his friends. He is orphaned of father who died in 2005, victim of illness. His father used to be a truck driver helper while his mother works in a nursery school. Jamal lives with his grandfather because with what his mother earns, she cannot sustain her son. The grandfather often helps her as well with rice from the field he is planting. Without help, he will not be able to proceed with his studies.

    School Year 2020

  • Elton Lemos

    100%

    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

  • Francisca

    100%

    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 2020

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