Student of the Month

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The Program:

Since 2013, the HSICF has put an emphasis on early education while continuing to grow our food distribution and other programs. This is most evident in Operation B.O.O.K. – which calls on the HSICF to build and support new schools in rural areas that we serve. This year we added another feature to our programs – the Student of the Month in which a student from each classroom in Tanzania and Cambodia is selected and introduced to you. The students are selected based on attendance, completion of tasks, participation level, among other criteria. The students of the month receive a small gift to mark their success in the classroom and encourage the other students to strive for their best.

March 2017

Meserani Rainbow School (Arusha, Tanzania)

Neema Tajiri is a six year old girl at our Meserani School in Tanzania. Her favorite color is blue and her favorite subject in school is Swahili. Her favorite things about going to Meserani School is being able to read the books and study. When she grows up she wants to become a teacher. She lives with her mother and father about an hour walk away from school where she helps her mother by sweeping and other household chores.

Wilson Sabaya is a 7 year old boy at our Meserani School. Like his co-student of the month, his favorite color is blue and his favorite subject is also Swahili. His favorite part of the school is music where he loves to sing. When he grows up he wants to become a doctor so can help heal people like the doctor who regularly checks up on the students and local community of Meserani. His daily walk is much shorter only being about 5 minutes. He also lives with his mother and father where he helps cleaning their home.

January 2017

Meserani Rainbow School (Arusha, Tanzania)

Safina Elias is a 5 year old girl from the Meserani school. Her favorite color is white. Her favorite subject in school is Swahili and she wants to become a teacher when she is older. Safina and her parents live in Lovi, approximately an hour and a half walk from Meserani. When she’s home she helps her parents keep their home tidy by cleaning. Safina’s favorite aspect of going to school is being able to study.

 

 

Tumaini Samuel is also a 5 year old girl. She loves the color blue and studying math. She lives about 20 minutes away with her parents where she helps with the daily chores and taking care of the livestock. Like her co-student of the month, Safina, Tumaini also relishes the ability to go to school and study. She in on her path of achieving her goal of becoming a teacher.

 

 

November 2016

Meserani Rainbow School (Arusha, Tanzania)

Clara Lommyaka is a seven year-old student at the Meserani School in Tanzania.  Her favorite color is red and her favorite subject is English.  She walks 40 minutes to school each day.  She lives with her mother, father and sister.  When she’s not in school she likes to study which will help her achieve her goal of becoming a teacher when she grows up.

John Lklgelie is also a seven year-old student at the Meserani School in Tanzania.  His favorite color is orange and his favorite subject is Math.  He also has a long walk to school, his takes nearly an hour.  When he’s not in school he helps his mother and father with chores around the house.  Like Clara, John likes to study and would like to become a teacher.

October 2016

Meserani Rainbow School (Arusha, Tanzania)

Liki Gubulu is a seven-year-old student from our school in Tanzania. Her favorite color is green and she excels in math. When she’s not busy at school, she helps her mom and dad with housekeeping. She is one of the more fortunate students and only has to walk 25 minutes to school. When she gets older, Liki wants to be a doctor so she can help others.

Witness Tobias is also seven years old. She loves learning English which will help her become a teacher when she is older. While attending school, one of her favorite things to do is to read books. Witness lives with her mom and dad, and it takes her one hour to walk to school every day. When she’s at home, she helps her mother look after the other kids in their village.

July 2016

Meserani Rainbow School (Arusha, Tanzania

Students of Month - July

Jenipha Larinyoni is a 6 year old girl who attends the Meserani Preschool in Meserani, Tanzania. Her favorite color is orange and her favorite subject in school is English. When she’s not at school her responsibilities at home include housekeeping. When she grows up she wants to be a teacher to give other girls like herself and her classmates a chance at an education. She lives in a small village about a 30 minute walk from school with her parents. Her favorite thing about attending the Meserani Mission Center is getting to read books.

Naomi Sindio is also a six year old girl who attends the Meserani Preschool. Her favorite color is blue.  Her favorite subject in school is math. Just like her co-student of the month, her favorite thing to do in school is read books. When Naomi grows up she wants to be a nurse. She lives in Meserani, only a 15 minute walk from her school, with her parents. She helps her mother by washing the family’s clothes.

May 2016

Meserani Rainbow School (Arusha, Tanzania)

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May’s Students of the Month Ismael Sangeti and Tumaini Samwel (Right to Left)

Tumaini Samwel is five years old.  Her favorite color is orange.  She loves studying English at the Meserani school.  Her favorite thing about the Meserani school is getting the chance to study, something she knows not everyone her age has the opportunity to do.  When Tumaini grows up she wants to be a teacher so she can give more children the chance at a good education.  She lives with her mother and father in Lovi, a village about a 40 minute walk to and from school.  When she’s not at school it is her responsibility to keep the house neat by doing chores.

Ismael Sangeti is 6 years old.  His favorite color is red.  Ismael loves going to the Meserani school where his favorite subject is math.  Much like his co-student of the month, he wants to be a teacher to help more kids like him.  When asked what his favorite thing about the Meserani, Ismael said the chance to attend and study.  He also lives in Lovi with his mother and father.  When he’s not busy studying, it is his responsibility to care for his family’s sheep and goats.

 

April 2016

Meserani Rainbow School (Arusha, Tanzania)

Devota Saitoti
Devota Saitoti is five years old. Her favorite color is orange. At the Meserani school her favorite subject is Kiswahili, also known as Swahili. Her favorite thing about the Meserani School is she gets to read books. When she grows up she wants to care for people by becoming a nurse.She lives in a small village named Saa Limijo where she lives with her mom, dad and sister. When at home, she likes helping her mom with the chores of cleaning up and keeping their home tidy.

 

Oprah Joan
Oprah Joan James is 6 years old.  Her favorite color is blue. Her favorite subject to learn at school is English. When she grows up she wants to become a teacher. She loves reading. Her favorite thing about the Meserani School is all the books she can read when she’s there. She lives with her mom and dad in Lovi about a 30 minute walk each day to school. When she’s not in school she likes helping her mom by washing dishes and cleaning up their home.

 

February 2016

Meserani Rainbow School (Arusha, Tanzania)

7b181098-573c-487c-a204-e28d66ae68eaJohn Miliari is seven years old. His favorite color is black and his favorite subject in school is PE. John lives with his family in a village called Lovi. It takes him about one hour to walk to school each day. His favorite thing about the Meserani school is the daily meal he receives as part of HSICF’s meal program and playing with his friends. When he’s not in school, he helps take care of the goats, sheep and cows for his family.

 

 

3473dcc2-5283-4ec3-a407-c360f892786aWinifrida Saibabau is seven years old. Her favorite color is blue and she loves learning English. Winifrida lives about 40 minutes from school with her mother and father. At home, she helps take care of many household chores. When she grows up she wants to be a teacher. Some of her favorite things about the Meserani School are the rice and fruits she receives from HSICF’s meal program and playing on the swings with her friends.

 

 

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Your gift of $20 a month can help feed and educate children like these children in Tanzania and Cambodia. Your small gift will help make a big difference!