The Bukoba School Scholarship Initiative currently supports 4 orphans on their educational journey. The three older ones are in their early 20’s and the youngest person is 14 years old.
The oldest student, Faith, was attending an accounting college but she has decided to leave the program. Her high school education, which is equivalent to our grade 11 and was provided in English, will give her a significant advantage in the local job market.
David and Happy are in their final year of high school. They are attending separate boys and girls schools, one in Bukoba and the other 30 km outside of town. They are currently studying for critical exams that will determine if they are able to receive government scholarships and if they are able to continue their education (with support from this program) at university. David hopes to study engineering and computing, while Happy is interested in journalism.
Janeth, the youngest, is entering her final year of primary school at the AKEMPS school. This school is operated by the Kolping Society of Tanzania in Bukoba and is the same school that the older children attended up to grade 1. Janeth experienced some difficult years before she entered the program and she has some modest learning challenges. While it is unclear at this time how far she will be able to progress, she is being provided extra help from the excellent staff at AKEMPS.