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Class rank: 2/125 I live with my grandmother because my mother died a long time ago when I was a child. At that time, my father was present but didn't care for me. When I asked him to send me to school, he ignored me and said that it is not right for girls to go to school, only boys. But later on my grandfather decided to send me to school. I started standard one in 2005 and finished standard seven in 2011. After that, I started secondary school, but then my grandfather died. I remained with my grandmother, but my life was very difficult since we were not able to get basic needs like clothes and food, and she couldn't pay my school fees. My headmaster helped me from form 1 to form 4, but stopped after that. Therefore, now I am very happy to get a chance to be supported by The School Fund because my dream to be a teacher will be successful. When I become a teacher, I will give back to The School Fund by supporting students in the program.

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Total $200
  • Tuition, Exams, Uniform

Shida's Funding history

Year Grade Receipt Status
2017 Form 6
2016 Form 5


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Hi School Fund Students

Sorry it took me a while to write to you. For those of you who is receiving my journal the first time, let me introduce myself.

My name is Indy. I am currently living at the same town as Ms Judy. She and I went to high school together. I am so happy to have this opportunity to get to know you.

I used to work with computers for many many years. Do you like to use computers?

Yesterday I met with some of my old school friends for lunch. These are the friends I have for almost 50 years. We talked about our school days when we were 12 years old.
It brought many happy memories.

Do you enjoy your school? Now is the time to form good friendship with your classmates? What do you do with your classmates? Do you study together? Do you talk and share secrets? I know you have a lot of study to do. Hopefully you can find some time to do some fun stuff with your friends.

Please write back to let me know what interests you.

Until next time,
your friend,
Hello Madam Judy.
I hope you are fine, even me am very fine. I was very happy to meet with you and knowing you very better.
I thanks you so much for coming at Tanzania for the aim of to see us The school Fund members, for real i love your kind and love you show to us.
You make us very joy every day we enjoy the school's life,study well and perform good in our exams because we learn many things from RACHEL PLUS, to day I study Biology about the topic of HUMAN NUTRITION it is all about human digestive system.
Thanks you Madam Judy my God bless you so much.
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