Children of Kilimanjaro

Every year we visit these beautiful children who all face poverty and possibility of leaving school because of financial barriers. Some of the children are orphans, most have only one parent and some are living with HIV/AIDS. We visit their families and interview the child and caregiver(s). Each child  is given art materials and some instruction, and we ask them to create a drawing or painting of their dream for their own future or of some aspect of their lives in Tanzania. It’s overwhelming to see the light of creativity and joy shine in their eyes when they start to draw or paint. Most of the children have never seen coloured pencils or paints but the innate creativity of childhood always comes through.

The children want to stay in school as long as possible and dream of careers within their community. They want to be doctors, teachers, engineers, store-owners and truck drivers. Many have dreams to help others and this is reflected in many of their artworks. To date we have seen, and have had reported to us by their teachers, much improvement in school grades, appearance, and general well-being.

To learn about each child, click on their image or name.

New to ABCD in 2016

Agatha

Agatha

Angela

Angela

Dismas

Dismas

Editha

Editha

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Happynes

Happynes

Irene

Irene

Rosemary

Rosemary

Scola

Scola

Sesilia

Sesilia



Children of Kilimanjaro

Abeli

Abeli

Abeli Augusti

Abeli Augusti

Adeline

Adeline

Airini

Airini

Amani

Amani

Arini

Arini

Audifasi

Audifasi

Benson

Benson

Charles

Charles

Christina

Christina

David

David

David Antony

David Antony

Diana

Diana

Emmanuel

Emmanuel

Emanueli

Emanueli

Epifania

Epifania

Gabriel

Gabriel

George

George

Honest Peter

Honest Peter

Hyasinta

Hyasinta

Izahak

Izahak

Izak

Izak

Jackline

Jackline

Jeska

Jeska

Joseph

Joseph

Josphat

Josphat

Joven

Joven

Kelvin

Kelvin

Kennedy

Kennedy

Laura

Laura

Levina

Levina

Luca

Luca

Lusia

Lusia

Maria

Maria

Mariam

Mariam

Mary

Mary

Mary John

Mary John

Melkizedek

Melkizedek

Monica

Monica

Nahari

Nahari

Nobati

Nobati

Oscar

Oscar

Oskar

Oskar

Richardi

Richardi

Rose

Rose

Secilia

Secilia

Stella

Stella

Stephan

Stephan

Teresia Constantini

Teresia C.

Tumaini

Tumaini

Veronica

Veronica

Yasinta

Yasinta

Yudatade

Yudatade


On Their Way! Thanks to ABCD

Amedeusi

Amedeusi

Dativa

Dativa

Delivina

Delivina

Emanuel

Emanuel

Fabiola

Fabiola

Fides

Fides

Gaspari

Gaspari

Geraldi

Geraldi

Godfrey

Godfrey

Honest Erasimsi

Honest

Jakson

Jakson

Josephine

Josephine

Magreth

Magreth

Paul

Paul

Respice

Respice

Robati

Robati

Scola

Scola

Selena

Selena

Teresia

Teresia