BOARDING SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS
We are continuing to look for both promising candidates and sponsors who will provide multi-year support for this program
For a few very high performing secondary school students, Friends of Meali finds individual sponsors to support a child at boarding school. In 2019 we are supporting 20 students at Peace House. This is the third year that Losirwa has had graduates so our scholarships have been split between the two schools, usually 3 from Meali and 3 from Losirwa. Peace House is in Tanzania’s third largest city Arusha near Lucas Mhina’s home. (Friends of Meali’s Tanzanian leader.) Lucas and his wife host the students for short vacations and oversee their school progress. Everyone is very grateful for their very special help. Emmanuel, our very first graduate is now in Medical School and Lightness, our second graduate, is waiting to hear from University, to see where she will go to become a secondary school teacher. Meanwhile, she is working at Oldeani Primary school helping the teachers there. Their academic schedules are different from that of the primary schools so when they are not in school and the younger students are our graduates from Peace House go back to their primary school to help out and be a good example.
We are continuing to look for both promising candidates and sponsors who will provide multi-year support for this program. Ideally, a sponsor will follow one student for four years. Cost: $1,500 to $2,000 per child per year, depending on the school selected. We will also be looking for sponsors to pay for university for some of our graduates, not all graduates will go on to University, the cost for this will vary with the university, probaly between $9,000 and $25,000 for 4 years.