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. 12 have been fully funded so far.

  • Egna

    12%

    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 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

  • Lucia Fernando Emilio

    22%

    Lucia Fernando Emilio

    Mozambique

    Lúcia was born in the city of Beira, Sofala province, on April 14, 2006, where she lived with her parents. She is a brave girl who likes to study, and to play with her friends “jumping rope” and “neca”. In her free time, she reviews school subjects and helps her mother with the house duties. Lúcia has 2 sisters and 2 brothers, they are all studying in primary education. Lúcia’s father died on October 29, 2010, due to illness. He used to be a police officer. Lúcia, lives with her mother in their house that consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 living room, and has an outside bathroom made of bags and no piped drinking water, which they buy at the neighbor's house. Her mother works in rice fields in the Inhamizua area. When there is no work in the fields, she buys dried fish, butter beans and tomatoes, and sells it at the local market. What she earns is not enough to sustain their day - to - day life. Lúcia’s preferred subject at school is Portuguese 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

  • Joana Jorge Joao

    0%

    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

  • Carlos Guinteira

    5%

    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

  • Lucas Jose

    11%

    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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