Hi Barbara and TSF Sponsors,
This is Emma, the Scholarship Coordinator at Jennifer’s school, and I am writing on her behalf to update you all. In January, Jennifer began Form Four at Orkeeswa School and she is doing very well! Form Four is the last year of Ordinary Level education (O-level) before students continue to Advanced-Level (A-level) in Tanzania’s education system.
As it is a very important year, Jennifer and her classmates have been working very hard to prepare for their National Examinations in November. I wanted to share some of her thoughts with you about how she is staying busy and managing the stress of Form Four!
"I am feeling very good about being in Form Four because it means I will finish O-Level! I want to finish O-level so that I can continue to A-level and accomplish my goals in school. I have a little bit of stress about being Form Four Grade too. Questions like “how will I perform on the National exams?”. For me, I don’t even want to sleep because I always want to study, but that is not possible! I think that being with my friends will help me to release my stress though, because when you discuss issues and your studies, you will learn much more. I like to study with others because I learn more from group discussions. Also, reading novels is one way for me to reduce stress. I really like books about girls – I just read “I am Malala” over the Holiday, and I really liked it. Reading it gives you many messages about not losing hope in your studies, and those kind of books help to refresh my mind. Sometimes at home, I am also going to try to listen to some music because I like it and thinks it helps me to feel less stressed."
Thank you very much for supporting Jennifer’s education and Orkeeswa School! She is working hard and very appreciative of your encouragement!
Emma (on Jennifer’s behalf)www.ieftz.org