Amina is a student from Tanzania. She needs $1200 by July 1, 2020 to stay in school and is currently 68% toward her goal.

Raised $825 from 3 donors Needs $375

About

Active and confident, Amina is a determined young woman who is very committed to her studies. In the classroom, she is a strong listener and a thoughtful student, crafting her answers and defending her points well. Smiley and curious, she asks questions frequently and is a leader amongst her peers. Amina lives with her step-mother and her father, who is a driver for Orkeeswa school.

Where your donation goes

Total $1200
  • Food
    $100
  • School Supplies
    $240
  • Tuition
    $860

Amina's Funding history

Year Grade Receipt Status
2020 Form 2
2019 Form 2
2018 Form 1

Journal

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Dear TSF sponsors,

This is Tunu, the Communications and Development Manager at Orkeeswa School.
I hope you are doing well and staying safe in the midst of this pandemic.
In case you did not get our newsletter, Orkeeswa School has taken the following steps in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
* Closed the school on Monday, March 16.
* Ahead of that, we educated students and staff about the virus, social distancing, and other preventative measures they could start taking immediately.
* Created and distributed Swahili informational materials to share with families and community members.
If you have any questions about Orkeeswa during this time, please let us know.
While this is a unique time globally, we are working hard to make sure we keep things on track with Orkeeswa School, and that includes keeping our Scholarship Program updated and in full operation.
Amina completed the 8th Grade in December after taking her National Exams. Results from the Ministry of Education came in and their class had a 100% pass rate. We are very proud of them!
Amina and her classmates also participated in the Orkeeswa Science Fair in December before the end of the school year. Amina and her teammates worked on Oceanography. The Science Fair culminated with a school and parents showcase where they shared their projects and findings with Orkeeswa students, primary school students, family, and community members.
This is an incredible event every year and demonstrates how our students use their education at Orkeeswa to also educate others in their community. Amina had this to say about the event when we spoke to her about it, "The Science Fair Showcase made me feel so very good because it is not every day you see a young girl like me teaching a Maasai man, in his traditional Maasai attire, anything. In fact, the man asked so many curious questions, wanting to know all about Oceanography and was the last one to leave our table. Everybody needs an audience like that!".
Attached are some photos of Amina presenting her project during the showcase. We are very proud of her!

Thank you for supporting Amina's education at Orkeeswa School!

With Gratitude,
Tunu and Orkeeswa School
Dear TSF Sponsors,

This is Samantha, the Scholarship Coordinator at Orkeeswa School, writing on behalf of Amina. Amina is learning a lot in the 8th Grade this year, and recently, in her Life Skills classes, she has been learning about the importance of exploring and identifying different aspects of her personal identity. She wrote this beautiful poem about herself, and I thought you would like to read it!

Amina
Creative, beautiful, kind, and helpful
Friend of Nembris, Tumaini, and Upendo
Who loves playing volleyball, eating, and working hard
Who is afraid of snakes, fighting, and bad friends
Who learned how to write essays and play music
Who hopes to make good decisions and achieve her goals
Lives near Orkeeswa Secondary School
Hamadi

Thank you for your support of Amina's education at Orkeeswa School!

With gratitude,

Sam, Amina, and Orkeeswa School
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