Our Trustee Sarah Feather writes:
Over the past thirty years the Rufiji Leprosy Trust funding has provided many educational opportunities for people living in Kindwitwi and villages nearby. Thanks to the generosity of our donors Salum had his specialist shoemaker course funded and our Centre Manager was supported on his Social Work Course.
In addition to funding the on-going running costs of the Kindergarten, we have agreed to support several students to enable them to further their studies. The relatives of these students contribute what they are able, whilst the Rufiji Leprosy Trust provides additional funding to ensure all fees are paid.
Kirum is a student from Nyanda Katundu village, he performed very well at secondary school and secured a place on a Human Resources Certificate Course in Dodoma. When he finishes his studies, he hopes to secure a place in Government Employment.
Rajabu achieved good grades at O-Level and is now being supported to study Chemistry, Biology and Gegraphy A-levels at Utete Secondary School. Acheni, pictured here in one of her lectures, is now in her second Year of an Electrical Engineering course at Dar es Salaam University. RLT supports her with a grant to cover a proportion of her tuition accommodation and living cost fees.
Rukia is being supported on a secretarial skills course so that she can secure an administrative job. She will then be able to help her family with the expenses they incur providing care for her disabled brother.
Two further students have just completed their 4th Year and are awaiting their exam results, which will be due out in the new-year; we will keep you informed of their progress.
We wish all our students success in their studies. Thanks to your donations RLT can continue to offer support to the young people in the village and help them achieve the goals they aspire to.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support for and solidarity with the community in Kindwitwi. On behalf of all the Trustees and the team in Kindwitwi we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.