In the U.S., most students are on “summer break” for at least a couple of months.
Our Tanzanian students attend school January through December, with breaks in June and December. It’s also not too summer-like there right now; it’s often cool and rainy up until mid-June.
Regardless, our smiling, happy kids are hard at work, and first-term report cards are rolling in. Some who are new to the school system will show not-so-stellar grades for the first term or two as they tackle learning English. Once they grasp it, they can soar in their subjects.
Send prayers, good juju, positive vibes, or whatever energy and light you believe can help our (now 25!) Kilimanjaro Kidz to keep growing, keep improving, and keep stretching!
Summer Fun and Work to Do in Tanzanian
Most of our Tanzanian students have at least a short break in June, depending on their age. Younger ones get a bit more time off in June and are enjoying more playtime and being with younger siblings. Our older students truly enjoy the time they spend with their peers, and they are focused on continued improvement. Second term starts in July, and by then rainy season will have concluded and warmer days are coming.
We pay school fees for the January 2022 school year in September, and it’s best to buy next year’s uniforms in September before the prices get run up as January comes closer. If you’re a sponsor paying annually, please do that in the next 60 days.
As some of the schools are raising tuition, we may need to supplement some of the sponsorships. So, if you know of someone who might make a one-time donation rather than commit to sponsoring, NOW is the time for them to do so!
Meet the Kidz…
Meet Clara from Arusha. She attends St. John Vianney School. She says education is the light of her life, and she will tell you there is no good life without education. We love that Clara loves and values her education!
If you haven’t yet sponsored and would like to, or you are a sponsor and you know someone who might be moved to join the effort, please forward the link to our website and tell them to visit the How You Can Help to get registered today!
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