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.

  • Regina

    63%

    Regina

    Mozambique

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

    School Year 2021

  • Samuel Jose Chanessa

    45%

    Samuel Jose Chanessa

    Mozambique

    Samuel was born in the city of Beira, Sofala province, on May 8, 2004, where he lived with his parents. He is a well-behaved and intelligent boy and likes to play football. During his free time, he likes to review school subjects and helps his mother with the house duties. Samuel’s father passed away in 2019, victim of a work accident. He has 2 sisters and 2 brothers. His mother works in the fields in the District of Nhamantanda, but the little that the she has harvested has not been enough to support the family, sometimes the day goes by without meals. Their house consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 living room, has an outside bathroom and no piped drinking water. Samuel’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

  • Carlos Guinteira

    46%

    Carlos Guinteira

    Mozambique

    Chinaca was born in the city of Beira, Sofala province, on October 17, 2006, where he lived with his parents. He is an intelligent boy with good behavior. He likes to play football with his friends. During his free time, he reviews school subjects and helps with the home duties. Chinaca’s father died in 2010, victim of illness, while working as a security guard in Maputo province. The boy has 3 siblings, all of whom are boys and all are enrolled in school. His mother does an occasional job as day guard at EPC Mac. What she earns is not enough to support the family. Chinaca, has suffered from ear pains since 2015 and is on medication, the rest of the family is in good health. Since the day that Cyclone Idai destroyed the city, Chinaca lives with his mother and siblings in their house that remained with 1 bedroom and an outside bathroom. There is no electricity and no drinking water anymore. His preferred subject is Agro Pecuária and he wants to become a Mechanic. 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

  • Lurdes Rafael Alcete

    45%

    Lurdes Rafael Alcete

    Mozambique

    Lurdes was born in the city of Beira, Sofala province, on June 9, 2004, where she lived with her parents. She is an intelligent and very humble girl, and likes to play with her friends. Her preferred game is “mata mata” and in her free time she reviews school subjects and helps with the house duties. Lurdes’ father died in 2007, victim of illness, while working at the Central Hospital in Beira, while her mother died in 2014, also victim of illness, in life she was a peasant. She lives with her brother named Madeira Rafael Alcete who is 23 years old. For the support of the family, her brother does little jobs as servant in civil construction here and there. This is how the family gets their livelihood on a day - by – day basis, which is not enough to cover all their needs. When he returns from the jobs, he spends time to help his siblings with their schoolwork. Lurdes has 3 brothers and 1 sister, of whom 2 boys attend primary school. Her sister Verónica attended grade 8 and her brother Madeira attended grade 10 but did not enroll due to unmet conditions. The house where they live in is composed of 2 rooms, has an outside bathroom made of bags and has no piped drinking water. Her preferred subject at school is Geography 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

  • Lucas Jose

    45%

    Lucas Jose

    Mozambique

    Lucas was born in the city of Beira, Sofala province, on January 1, 2006, where he lived with his parents. He is a calm and intelligent boy and likes to play with his friends. During his free time, he reviews school subjects and helps with house duties. Lucas father died in 2011, a victim of illness. In life he worked as a police officer and his mother died in 2008, victim of illness. He has no siblings. Since the death of his parents he is living with his grandfather. The house remained with 1 bedroom after he walls of the other bedroom and living room fell with Cyclone Idai. There is an outside bathroom and the house has piped drinking water. The grandfather is retired and receives a little bonus. What he receives is not enough to support the family, sometimes they spend the day without meals. Lucas's preferred subject at school is Biology 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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