10 weeks after 29 primary school leavers arrived at Kijana Kwanza for our annual Pre-Form 1 course, sponsored by the Lady Fatemah Charitable Trust, they are returning to their home villages across Tanzania.
As Mama Ummy says goodbye, she knows that she may never see some of these orphaned children again – their life journey uncertain. Unable to continue to secondary school, these 2 young girls may be sold for the highest bride price on their return.
Over the next 2 days, staff will make the agonising decision to offer sponsorship to just 12 of the children from January 2023.
The final list will be announced on Friday.