Children of Kilimanjaro

The faces you see below are the students that ABCD is committed to helping through their educational years. Most of them are in secondary school, and many are now in colleges and universities all over Tanzania after being supported by ABCD sponsors all through their primary and secondary school years. So we are especially proud of their successes.

We endeavour to keep in touch with them and every two years we visit as many of these young people as we can. All of them face family poverty and the possibility of leaving school because of financial barriers. Some of them are orphans, most have only one parent and some are living with HIV/AIDS. When students leave the program we add new students and then visits and interviews take place with their parents or their caregiver(s).

We try to obtain an artwork from each new student and so each is given art materials and some instruction as 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 these youngsters have never seen coloured pencils or paints but the innate creativity of childhood always comes through.

These young people want to stay in school as long as possible and dream of careers to help their families and 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. As you will read, many have progressed to further education in colleges and universities all over Tanzania!

In the ‘On Their Way’ section of these lovely faces you can read stories of young people who have been through the program and received years of education. Some have left the program to find work to help their families. Some have been able to complete their studies and are working as productive citizens of their country.

To learn more about these wonderful young people, click on their image or name.

New in 2018

Edward

Edward

Patrick

Patrick

Regan

Regan

Rose Paul

Rose Paul

Suzan

Suzan

Venista

Venista


Our Students

Abeli

Abeli

Abeli Augusti

Abeli Augusti

Adeline

Adeline

Agatha

Agatha

Airini

Airini

Amani

Amani

Angela

Angela

Arini

Arini

Audifasi

Audifasi

Benson

Benson

Charles

Charles

Christina

Christina

David

David

Diana

Diana

Dismas

Dismas

Editha

Editha

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Emanueli

Emanueli

Epifania

Epifania

Gabriel

Gabriel

George

George

Happynes

Happynes

Hyasinta

Hyasinta

Irene

Irene

Izahak

Izahak

Izak

Izak

Jackline

Jackline

Jeska

Jeska

Josphat

Josphat

Joven

Joven

Kelvin

Kelvin

Laura

Laura

Levina

Levina

Luca

Luca

Maria

Maria

Mary John

Mary John

Melkizedek

Melkizedek

Miriam

Miriam

Monica

Monica

Nahari

Nahari

Oscar

Oscar

Oskar

Oskar

Rose

Rose

Rosemary

Rosemary

Scola

Scola

Sesilia

Sesilia

Stella

Stella

Teresia Constantini

Teresia C.

Tumaini

Tumaini

Veronica

Veronica

Yasinta

Yasinta


On Their Way! Thanks to ABCD

Amedeusi

Amedeusi

Dativa

Dativa

David Antony

David Antony

Delivina

Delivina

Emanuel

Emanuel

Emmanuel

Emmanuel

Fabiola

Fabiola

Fides

Fides

Gaspari

Gaspari

Geraldi

Geraldi

Godfrey

Godfrey

Honest Erasimsi

Honest

Honest Peter

Honest Peter

Jakson

Jakson

Joseph

Joseph

Josephine

Josephine

Kennedy

Kennedy

Lusia

Lusia

Magreth

Magreth

Mary

Mary

Nobati

Nobati

Paul

Paul

Respice

Respice

Richardi

Richardi

Robati

Robati

Scola

Scola

Secilia

Secilia

Selena

Selena

Stephan

Stephan

Teresia

Teresia

Yudatade

Yudatade