In September 2013, we celebrated our first five Standard VII graduates. These hardworking students are presently enrolled in secondary schools in and outside of Karatu and continue to excel due to their hard work and commitment to learning–skills perfected through their time at Tumaini.
The costs to sponsor a secondary school student are $1,365.00USD (effective September 2013). The costs include: tuition and boarding fees (when applicable), uniforms and non-school clothing, medical needs and all school supplies.
Additionally, just weeks after this group graduated, JOS accepted a secondary school student, Charles, into our sponsorship program. A bit of a special case*, Charles is now enrolled at a secondary school in Arusha, where he is successfully dedicating time to his studies and earning high marks!
*Prior to his enrollment in secondary school, Charles sold bracelets and other trinkets on the streets of Karatu in order to earn money for his family. When we recognized this street business was taking away from his educational endeavors, JOS secured a very generous sponsor to commit to Charles and his education. Also, thanks to a local artist in Karatu who has employed Charles’ mom, the family is doing well and no longer dependent upon Charles’ street business.