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 and on into post secondary education college and university. So we are especially proud of their successes.

We endeavour to keep in touch with them using the internet and an ABCD director travels to Tanzania every year. 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! After they progress to university and college they will often send letters and emails with photos of their journeys in higher education. This is especially rewarding.

In the ‘On Their Way’ section 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 2021

Abigael

Abigael M

Anna

Anna K

Ansila

Ansila U

Clinton

Clinton M

Consolata

Consolata S

Emanuel

Emanuel M

Epifania

Epifania T

Ester

Ester M

Fred

Fred T

Gabriel

Gabriel M

Hyacinta

Hyacinta T

John

John L

Josephat

Josephat M

Magdalena

Magdalena M

Magreth

Magreth M

Mary

Mary N

Medson

Medson M

Michael

Michael M

Rose

Rose M

Salome

Salome C

Samwel

Samwel K

Selina

Selina T

Stephen

Stephen U

Suzana

Suzana M

Winifrida

Winifrida T


Our Students

Abeli

Abeli M

Abeli Augusti

Abeli A M

Agatha

Agatha L

Angela

Angela A

Arini

Arini N

Audifasi

Audifasi R

August

August L

Benedicto

Benedicto M

Christina

Christina M

David

David M

Edward

Edward L

Elizabeth

Elizabeth K

Emmanuel

Emmanuel S

Gabino

Gabino K

Gabriel

Gabriel L

Grace

Grace L

Haika

Haika M

Happynes

Happynes M

Irene

Irene L

Izahak

Izahak T

Izak

Izak M

Jeska

Jeska N

Joseph

Joseph T

Kelvin

Kelvin K

Laura

Laura M

Luca

Luca M

Maria

Maria T

Maria

Maria M

Melkizedek

Melkizedek M

Neema

Neema A

Oskar

Oskar K

Patrick

Patrick M

Regan

Regan T

Rose

Rose M

Rose Paul

Rose Paul S

Rosemary

Rosemary M

Scola

Scola M

Sesilia

Sesilia N

Sila

Sila S

Stella

Stella M

Suzan

Suzan S

Teresia Constantini

Teresia T

Venista

Venista K

Veronica

Veronica M

Winifrida

Winifrida M

Yasinta

Yasinta L

Zania

Zania M


On Their Way! Thanks to ABCD

Adeline

Adeline K

Airini

Airini M

Amani

Amani M

Amedeusi

Amedeusi M

Benson

Benson M

Charles

Charles K

Dativa

Dativa M

David Antony

David M

Delivina

Delivina N

Diana

Diana M

Dismas

Dismas M

Editha

Editha A

Emanuel

Emanuel K

Emanueli

Emanuel M

Emmanuel

Emmanuel M

Epifania

Epifania M

Fabiola

Fabiola L

Fides

Fides N

Gaspari

Gaspari K

George

George M

Geraldi

Geraldi M

Godfrey

Godfrey N

Honest Erasimsi

Honest N

Honest Peter

Honest Peter T

Hyasinta

Hyasinta M

Jackline

Jackline M

Jakson

Jackson M

Joseph

Joseph M

Josephine

Josephine L

Josphat

Josphat S

Jovin

Jovin K

Kennedy

Kennedy M

Levina

Levina T

Lusia

Lusia M

Magreth

Magreth T

Mary

Mary M

Mary John

Mary John M

Miriam

Miriam K

Monica

Monica M

Nahari

Nahari M

Nobati

Nobati M

Novati

Novati T

Oscar

Oscar T

Paul

Paul M

Respice

Respice L

Richardi

Richard M

Robati

Robati N

Scola

Scola S

Secilia

Secilia M

Selena

Selena T

Stephan

Stephan M

Teresia

Teresia T

Tumaini

Tumaini M

Yudatade

Yudatade L