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scholarship Student Stories



Kelvin’s goal is to become a dentist someday, but meanwhile besides studying, he has to help at home by washing clothes for himself and his younger twin brothers, washing the dishes and watering the tree seedlings. His parents are members of the Bagamoyo police force, but his father recently had a small stroke. A sports lover Kelvin takes advantage of Nianjema’s sports programs including basketball, soccer, rugby and field hockey.



Zawadi’s dream is to become a scientist when she gets older and be the only sibling to go to the university. Her father is retired and her mother sells food in a town canteen. She likes to draw, dance and read books. Her favorite food is rice, beans and fish with an apple or watermelon. Her favorite subjects are math, geography and chemistry.



Since his father’s death when he was young Tumainiel has been raised by his Uncle, the Second Master of Nianjema’s Secondary School. Tumainiel enjoys music and dance and his favorite subject is English. He also likes to play basketball. Tumainiel helps at home by sweeping outside, watering plants and cooking. He studies hard, hoping to become an accountant when he gets older.

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1st in Form 1 out of 40 Amina is in her 2nd year at Nianjema. Her major wish is that her parents who are separated will come together again. Amina is an A student who plans to study to be a civil engineer if she can find the funds to complete her education. At school, she enjoys drawing, singing, and playing basketball.



Enthusiasm about his chemistry class has Emmanuel thinking about a career as a scientist. The German Friendship Society sponsors him so that he is able to attend Nianjema, where he also enjoys the opportunity to play basketball and soccer. Emmanuel lives with his father, a retired teacher, and his mother, a secretary. His chores at home include washing his own clothes by hand and washing the dishes.