Grantees Seeking Sponsors
“After losing my Mom and then my Father, life was terrible for me and my siblings. I have a problem with my leg which began when I was 14 years old. It causes me great challenges when walking. I was living in an orphanage before the Bakashana boarding house. I want to succeed so I can be an example for girls to make them understand that one or two problems can’t make your life end.”
“I wish I could one day go to boarding school where I can just focus on school.”
Annie will finish secondary school in 2021. She lives with her 8 siblings and Father after their Mother abandoned the family in 2014. Her Father is a subsistence farmer, and her eldest brother works odd jobs around town. This income is not enough to support the family.
“My Father died last year. My Mother is a disabled woman. She walks with two crutches and she’s suffering from one kind of disease, such that she can’t even work any simple kind of job even house chores. I would love to go to college so that I can contribute for my family’s sustainability and the community at large.”
“My mum became mentally ill when I was five years old and failed to care for me. I was moving back and forth to different people’s houses and most recently was living in an orphanage.”
“In January 2018 my Dad shot my Mom dead and later shot himself. I didn’t attend the first term because of the situation…I was sent to stay with my grandmother in the village.”
“I am requesting for your assistance because I need to be in school that is the only way I can help to reduce poverty levels in my family as well as in my nation.”
“I would like to be educated, but the challenge is money. Sometimes we don’t eat food, just because of suffering, so help me please.”
“I am staying with my mother, six sisters, and four brothers. My father left us because of the big number of the family and blamed my mother for lack of family planning.”
Violet comes from a big family. She has always been the leader in her family, though she is one of the younger ones. She pursued the Bakashana offices tirelessly seeking assistance. Now we have agreed to help her follow her dreams, and seek a sponsor to lead the way!
Chileshe is a shy but tenacious young woman in grade 8. Her family lives in a shanty compound on the outskirts of town, living a rural existence (grass thatch house, cooking over fire, no running water or electricity) in an urban area which makes life tough for her and her three siblings. During holidays she goes to help her grandparents farm. She is trying her best at school and hopes to be the first in her family to finish grade 12.
“I have always dreamed of being in a boarding school, I promise to try my hardest to make you and my Grandmother very proud.”
“When I finish school I would like to work in the government so I can help people who are suffering. Like what you did for me. My lovely friend, don’t forgive up, just continue to help us.”
Sara will complete high school in 2021. She lives in a rural village with her Mother and siblings. For the last three years she has met with an English group in her community every Saturday, with the hopes of improving her fluency. She works diligently in school and is very outgoing. She enjoys playing netball and wishes to one day work for the government.
““I want to help poor people. Sometimes poor people have to work too hard, and I see my people suffering and I feel very bad.”
Priscilla will complete high school in 2023. Her Mother supports her and her three younger siblings by farming and gardening, but it is difficult for her to manage to pay school fees. Priscilla wrote a very high score on her national exam and her mother walks 7 miles to and from their home to our offices three times a year to bring us Priscilla’s report form. When she finishes school she wishes to become a teacher.
“Please help me in one way or another, I want to be somebody in the future and have a bright future as other people do.”
Vanessa will complete high school in 2020. She likes relating with people and eating and laughing! She lost her Father at a young age and her Mother struggles to support the family.
“If you choose me, I promise to work my hardest to succeed.”
Beatrice will complete high school in 2023. She lost her father at a young age and lives with her Mother.
Regina will complete high school in 2020. She lost her father in 2016 and her Mother, failing to take care of the family alone, sent Regina to live with an Auntie deep in the village. Regina relentless fought for sponsorship from our program, often walking more than 1 ½ hours to fill out applications and bring proper documents. She currently is studying at PEAS academy but is renting a grass thatched house nearby while she waits for sponsorship to live in the Boarding House.