Naleku is a student from Tanzania. She needs $1200 by July 31, 2022 to stay in school and is currently 28% toward her goal.

Raised $345 from 4 donors Needs $855

About

Shy but energetic, Naleku is determined to continue her studies. As a child, she rolled into a fire while napping and suffered from burns on her face. But, despite this incident, Naleku radiates positive energy and interacts confidently with her peers, both in the classroom and on the sports fields. Before passing away several years ago, Naleku’s father had six wives and many children. Naleku will be the first of her mother’s children to attend secondary school as her mother was unable to afford school fees for Naleku’s older brothers

Where your donation goes

Total $1200
  • Food
    $100
  • School Supplies
    $162
  • Tuition
    $938

Naleku's Funding history

Year Grade Receipt Status
2022 Form 4
2021 Form 3
2020 Form 2
2019 Form 2
2018 Form 1

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Dear TSF Sponsors,

Thank you very much for your contribution towards Naleku's education at Orkeeswa School via The School Fund's Scholarship Match Day! Together, we are contributing to support high-quality education for our amazing students in rural Tanzania, and we couldn’t have done it without you.

Thank you again for your generosity and support of Orkeeswa School and our students!

With Gratitude,
Naleku and Orkeeswa School
Dear TSF sponsors,

This is Tunu, the Communications Manager at Orkeeswa School.

I hope this email finds you well and healthy, especially during this difficult time in our world. As you may be aware, Orkeeswa School reopened in June after we made several changes on campus to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and community.

Naleku is doing well and is excited to be back in school catching up with her studies. She is currently focused on covering her 9th Grade topics, and in Life Skills she is learning about Mindfulness and Meditation. She has written a letter to check in with you and your families, as well as share with you an update on what she is doing in class. You should receive the letter soon!

We look forward to keeping you updated on Naleku's progress and thank you for your continued support in her education. We are so thankful for your partnership, which has been even more critical this year during the pandemic, ensuring we can stay on track with our mission to provide the highest-quality education to our students.

With Gratitude,
Tunu and Orkeeswa School
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 the ongoing pandemic.

In case you didn't get our newsletter, Orkeeswa School has taken the following steps in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
* Closed the school on Monday, March 16 in anticipation that cases would soon be confirmed in Tanzania
* 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.

Naleku completed the 8th Grade in December after taking her National Exams. Results from the Ministry of Education just came in and she and her class have a 100% pass rate. We are very proud of them! They returned to Orkeeswa School in January to begin the 9th Grade. 

Naleku and her classmates also participated in the Orkeeswa Science fair in December before the end of the school year. Naleku and her teammates worked on a project titled: Building a Fire Alarm Detector. The Science Fair culminated with a school and parent showcase where Naleku and her classmates 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. 
Naleku had this to say about the event when we spoke to her about it, “I love science. I was happy to partner with my classmate and come up with fire detector. A lot can be destroyed in an occasion of fire so it is important to have a detector. Our fire detector.”

Attached is a photo of Naleku during their project preparation. We are very proud of her!

Thank you for supporting Naleku'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 Naleku. Naleku is now in the 8th Grade, and recently, in her Life Skills classes, she has been learning about the importance of exploring and identifying the different aspects of her personal identity. She wrote a beautiful poem about herself, and I thought you would like to read it!

Naleku
Short, respect, tolerance, happy
Friend of my family
Who loves music, dancing, and netball
Who is afraid of fighting, death, and conflict
Who hopes to help the community after my studies, and learn more about the Earth
Lives in Lashaine Village
Launoni

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

With gratitude,

Sam, Naleku, and Orkeeswa School
Hi, TSF Sponsors!

This is Samantha, the Scholarship Coordinator at Orkeeswa School, writing on behalf of Naleku. Naleku has been learning a lot this year in the 7th Grade, and most recently has been discussing conflict resolution skills in her Life Skills classes. I thought you might like to hear her thoughts on the topic!

"In my Life Skills lessons, I have been learning about relationships and empathy. Empathy is a way of understanding other people’s beliefs, and this is useful when we have conflicts. If you are in a disagreement with someone, you have to try and understand how they are feeling and how you made them feel so you can solve the conflict."

Thank you for your continued support of Naleku and Orkeeswa School.

With gratitude,

Samantha
Hi, TSF Sponsors!

This is Samantha, the Scholarship Coordinator at Orkeeswa School, writing on behalf of Naleku. Naleku is a bright and motivated young girl who loves to express her creativity. Recently, in her Life Skills class, Naleku wrote a poem that describes her home and community. I thought you might like to read it to gain more insight into her values and interests!

Thank you for your continued support of Naleku and Orkeeswa School.

With gratitude,

Samantha

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