We first met Neema Karoli when she arrived at our Rural Community Health Clinic. Unaccompanied by an adult, we immediately grew concerned about what home may have been like for Neema. In January of 2008, Neema joined our forever family. Once she felt safe, Neema was finally able to focus inside the classroom and has been a star student ever since.
Neema, who can only be described as the sweetest teenage girl you could ever meet, now holds big dreams for the future. This summer, Neema enrolled in her A-Level studies, the necessary precursor to attending University in Tanzania. With dreams of one day helping the children of Tanzania overcome many of the challenges she faced before joining our family, Neema will take courses to prepare her for a future in Social Work.
Neema is just 1 of our 32 teenagers enrolled in their higher educations. With our children studying social work, fashion, medicine and law, we are in awe of their ambition and dedication to achieving a prosperous and impactful life.