Massawe Scholarship, Tanzania

Educational project in Tanzania – meet our student Ilet

The Rotary Club of Kingston-Frontenac is sponsoring a student in rural Tanzania with a full elementary school scholarship, in cooperation with  the Rotary Club of Hai-Kilimanjaro and the Saidia Agricultural and Social Care Organisation , Tanzania.

We are committed to a scholarship of $500.00 USD per year for one scholar during the full seven years of elementary school .Payment is made at the beginning of each schoolyear . It covers school fees, books, uniform, transport, and meals where needed . This will be reviewed for possible ongoing high school sponsorship.

The student, chosen locally, is 6 years old Ilet Shirima, starting grade one. She lives in Kibosho at Singa Juu Village.
President Peter Morrin , who travelled to Tanzania in November 2022 wrote:

"Ilet and Bright Future School

I met our sponsored student, Ilet, and she is lovely. She is attending a new private school developed by Timothy Massawe which is better than any primary school I have yet seen in TZ. The school fees of $500 USD are consistent with other schools of similar quality. The school has a student: teacher ratio of 25:1.  Much better than the national norm.  "

We also received a thank you note drawn by the student and a picture.

 

Greta Du Bois Cleynhens

Director International Services

 
 
Tanzania Project

 

 
 
Peter Morrin, our club's chair for international projects has been traveling to Tanzania since about 2010.  Over those years he has developed partnerships and projects sponsored by our club to help the many underprivileged in that country.  Here he is with the leadership team of the ICEDS (Integrated Community Economic Development Services) project on the island of Ukerewe in Tanzania in November 2018.
 
 
 
 In November 2018, three of our members travelled to Tanzania to help with our projects in that country.  Here they are pictured with local workers in front of the barn that was repaired in Murutunguru on the island of Ukerewe.
 
 
 
In November 2018, three of our members travelled to Tanzania to help with our projects in that country.  They took that opportunity to meet with local Rotarians to discuss more cooperation and future projects.