Isaya is a student from Tanzania. He needs $1200 to stay in school and is currently 0% toward his goal.

Raised $0 from 3 donors Needs $1200


Isaya comes from a very large family as his father had 9 wives and dozens of children. His mother has 9 children herself, including Isaya. However, now that Isaya’s father has died, his mother struggles to support her many children as a subsistence farmer. Isaya is the youngest son and only one of his older siblings had the opportunity to attend secondary school. He hopes to be able to follow in his brother’s footsteps and finish secondary school — setting a good example for his younger sister who also attends Orkeeswa in Form One.

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Total $1200
  • Teachers & Staff
  • Supplies
  • Student Services
  • Meals
  • Extra Curricular
  • Transportation

Isaya's Funding history

Year Grade Receipt Status
2017 Form 6
2016 Form 5


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Hi Isaya,
Your journal on leadership really inspired me to write to you and it really is true that we all learn from somewhere o how to govern others
I am a leader myself at my school and I like to learn i various indirect ways including from the people I govern and this is the greatest way according to what I have discovered over the years of experience in leadership.
This might be a beginning of a very good friendship

Your friend
Hi TSF Sponsors!

This is Emma, the Scholarship Coordinator at Isaya’s school, and I am writing on his behalf to update you all. Isaya and his classmates have been doing very well in 11th Grade this year, and it’s been amazing to watch them grow into their positions as leaders across campus. I had a chance to sit down with Isaya recently and hear his thoughts about how he learned to be a leader, and I wanted to share them with you all.

"I feel like I learned how to be a leader from my father and the way that he deals with things at home. He is always listening and advising people, but he does it in a good way that people respect. I also feel like I learned from my teachers who are always advising and helping us. I also think that I learned about leadership from reading different books, like “Democracy” by Nyerere, the former President. I think it is so important to be a leader because in our community, not everyone has the skills to help direct people. So, if you are able and have gotten the skills, you must take time to help and advise other people.
I think I am a leader because I am able to guide people in a good way— in a way that they will appreciate. For example, in soccer, I am a team captain and the other players are very happy that I am a captain. They have asked me to stay captain because I am always working to do the right things for them and for the team. For example, if we want everyone to be on time, I am really pushing the players to come after school so that we can have a better development for the team and spend all of practice working hard."

At Orkeeswa, we feel lucky to have Isaya’s leadership in the classroom and on the soccer pitch, and we’re excited to continue to watch him grow and mature in his final year at Orkeeswa! Thank you all very much for supporting Isaya’s education. He is so appreciative and always loves the encouraging words and sentiments.

With gratitude,
Emma (on Isaya’s behalf)
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