Sarah is a student from Tanzania. She needs $1200 to stay in school and is currently 40% toward her goal.

Raised $480 from 8 donors Needs $720

About

Having grown up with her siblings and cousins under one roof after the passing of her uncle, Sarah knows the importance of family and kindness. Sarah is confident and well-spoken, and she is always ready to lend a helping-hand to others. As a true helper and lover of Biology, Sarah hopes to continue to take care of others by becoming a nurse.

Where your donation goes

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

Sarah's Funding history

Year Grade Receipt Status
2021 Form 5
2020 Form 4

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Dear TSF sponsors,

This is Tunu, the Communications and Development Manager at Orkeeswa School.

I hope this email finds you all 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. 

Sarah is doing well and is excited to be back in school catching up with her studies. She is currently focused on covering her 11th Grade topics, and in Life Skills she is learning about Decision Making - choices and its consequences. 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 Sarah's progress this year, 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. 

Attached is a recent photo of Sarah at school.

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.

Sarah has participated in some unique opportunities that we would like to share with you. As you know, she has completed her 10th grade studies and sat for her National Exams last fall. Results from the Ministry of Education are in, and congratulations are in order as the class has 100% pass mark. We are very proud of them!

While waiting for their exam results, Sarah and her classmates participated in an introductory workshop for Orkeeswa School Entrepreneurship Program. Students were introduced to the world of entrepreneurship through hands-on and practical lessons that taught them how to think like entrepreneurs, write a business plan, and present their ideas to investors, partners, or community leaders. Sarah and her partners’ business was a store called Born to Shine and Share, specialized in making simple bags and jewelries.

After the winter break, Sarah was back on campus to spend the next five months doing Orkeeswa Community Service, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program. Sarah and her classmates will each complete at least 300 hours of community service in local primary schools, participate in an innovation workshop with our partner organization, Twende, to design prototypes that address community challenges, and build on their recent Entrepreneurship workshop by exploring entrepreneurship as a career pathway and further develop their business ideas.

As you can see, this period of time between the 10th and 11th grades is a unique opportunity for Sarah and her classmates to get hands-on, real-world experience in the community as leaders and entrepreneurs, and we are excited to share with you more about her experience later this year!

After the programs, Sarah and her classmates will continue with their final two years of secondary education at Orkeeswa School. A few may continue at other secondary schools, and some will enroll in post-secondary certificate programs for things like Elementary Education, Agriculture, Nursing, etc. We look forward to keeping you updated on Sarah’s progress and her plans moving forward.

Attached is a photo of Sarah and her business partners working on their business proposal.

Thank you for being an integral part of her personal growth as a scholar and leader!

With Gratitude,
Tunu and Orkeeswa School

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