This is what a brighter future looks like.
Last month, we introduced you to a few of our young adults and explained how we’re helping them plan their futures. Since so many of you were curious to learn more, we asked them to share their aspirations with us. Thank you for making these dreams possible!
India, age 17, just graduated Form 4 at Saint Teresa Secondary School in Arusha, where she has been studying science. She is looking forward to continuing this track through Form 6, and then attending university to study to become a Chemist or a Pediatrician. She’s already been getting lots of practice assisting our nurse in our Rural Community Health Clinic during school breaks.
Since Asau was very young, he has always loved tinkering and can figure out how anything works. He rebuilt a flashlight as a preschooler, created a surround sound system out of recycled components and cardboard in primary school, and taught himself how to play piano. Now age 20 and attending college, his eclectic skills will serve him well whether he becomes an engineer or a musician!
Ismail, age 16, has always been inquisitive and loves asking questions on subjects ranging from politics to construction. A natural leader, Ismail was selected to be a Yale Young African Scholar in 2015 and traveled to Zimbabwe to participate in the leadership program there. He began studying science in Form 3 and plans to continue on this track through Form 6, at which point he wants to attend university and become a pilot.
Swedi, age 20, was also selected as a Yale Young Scholar in 2015 and completed the leadership program in Rwanda. Like many teenage boys, Swedi has yet to fully commit to a future career path, often bouncing between becoming an engineer or a pilot. A true mathematician, Swedi enjoys the rhythm and consistency of calculations and hopes to attend university, where he plans to focus on math and physics.
Jackie, age 18, enjoys meeting new people and loves making our volunteers feel welcome. He is studying at the Tropical Institute of Tourism in Arusha, where he is taking regular college classes as well as courses to prepare him for a career in the tourism industry. Given his warm and approachable nature, we think he will have great success as a tour guide.
Thank you for supporting our children and young adults, and for investing in the next generation of leaders in Tanzania.
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