profile-sarah-2017Sarah Jacobo Elias was born on June 25th, 2012, she is the third youngest child in the Rudisha Foundation Sponsorship Program. Sarah was added to the Rudisha Foundatoin for the 2015 school year and now attends Montessori Nursery School with little Abida.

Her father is most grateful for the assistance to start her on her path of education. Sarah is a bright girl and has the potential to go far in life with her great big smile. For only attending school and being exposed to English for two years, Sarah is doig exceptionally well.

Thank you to Amy, Geordy and Ava Bennett for the sponsorship for Sararh for the 2016 & 2017 school year.

The donations go directly and only to the costs for school fees as well as school supplies and backpack, two complete uniforms and two paris of shoes.

SARAH'S PHOTOS

profile-joel-2017Joel Elisant Mmary was born July 16th, 2000 in Moshi, Tanzania. When we first met Joel in 2012 he would spend his days walking around Moshi trying to sell mangos and avocados with his sister Nancy. Both Joel and his sister would only attend school for a few weeks a year, going and then being sent home when the parents were unable to pay the fees.

Since January 2013 Joel has been permanently attending Rau Secondary School and is very thankful for his opportunity.  Rudisha Foundation, along with Joel and his family would like to thank those who have donated money towards Joel’s school fees.

Rudisha Foundation is thankfull for donations towards the Rudisha Foundation fund that allow Joel Mmary the opportunity to attend school for the 2017 school year.

The donations go directly and only to the costs for school fees as well as school supplies and backpack, two complete uniforms and two paris of shoes.

JOEL'S PHOTOS

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Rashidi Ramadhani Rashidi was born on January 4th, 1998. His favourite subjects are math and geography. He is most thankful for donations to the Rudisha Foundation which allows him the opportunity to attend Mjimpya Secondary School. Rashidi’s wish is to become a solider and protect his country. Since January 2013 Rashidi has been attending class and doing very well. He is a great role model for his brothers.

The Rashidi Family sends warm thanks to sponsors who have donated funds for their children's school fees since 2013.

Rudisha Foundation is thanks Margo and Sidney Strowbridge, who have funded Rashidi to finish his first level of secondary school. He is currenlty waiting the results of his exams and that will determine his next steps on his education path.  

RASHIDI'S PHOTOS

 

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Nancy Elisant Mmary - Is the oldest in the Rudisha Foundation.

She was born March 25th, 1999 in Moshi, Tanzania. Nancy is the 5th child out of 11! She was in school for a few years however in 2012 she was not able to continue her classes due to lack of money. The family of 13 has very limited funds for school fees; therefore the eldest two have the luxury of attending school. 

Thanks to the kind support and donations Nancy has been enrolled at Mbokomu Secondary School since January 2013. Nancy is very grateful to those who have donated funds for her to attend school.

In December 2016 Nancy finished Form 4 which marks the end of Ordinary Secondary School. In February 2017 we received the wonderful news that Nancy passed her form four exams and has received her Certificate of Secondary Education or Ordinary Level.

This will mark the first child to complete their schooling thanks to the Rudisha Foundation!

Nancy could further her education, however, the costs to attend Advanced Secondary School (equivalent to grade 12 and 13) are very high. This requires attending a private boarding school where she can then continue on to college or university, she would like to courses in Business Administration with the dream to own her own business. If this speaks to you, helping Nancy take her education further, we are happy to discus a plan of action.


NANCY'S PHOTOS

profile-abide-2017Abida Ibrahim Juma  was born March 11, 2011. In the same situation as her brother, Abida is cared for by her young aunt and ageing grandfather who has no means to cover school fees.

Rudisha Foundation donations have allowed us to enrol Abida into a kindergarten program at Montasouri Nursery School in Moshi. While Abida is busy learning English, arts, good character, science and writing it is a nice break for the ageing grandfather who looks after Abida and her brother Athumani. Abida and her family are grateful for the donations which allows her to continue her education.

Rudisha Foundation is most grateful to Elmwood Brant St. Johns & St. Peters Lutheran Parish for the funds that cover the costs for Abia's 2017 school year.

The donations go directly and only to the costs for school fees as well as school supplies and backpack, two complete uniforms and two paris of shoes.

ABIDA'S PHOTOS

profile-joshua-2017Joshua Leonard Lema was born May 12th, 2010. He is the youngest boy in the Rudisha Foundation Sponsorship Program. Like his brother Noel, their parents were unable to afford to send Joshua to kindergarten.

Joshua attends school with his brother at Stella Maris Catholic School and his family is most gratefull for donations which allows Joshua the opportunity for a new life of education.

Rudisha Foundation thanks Debbie and John Baer for the funds to send Joshua to school for 2017 school year.

The donations go directly and only to the costs for school fees as well as school supplies and backpack, two complete uniforms and two paris of shoes.

JOSHUA'S PHOTOS

profile-eliza-2017Elizabeth John Mamuya was born on November 4th, 2007, she is an only child. Her mother Catherine is a single mother and cannot afford school fees due to lack a well paying job.

Elizabeth began kindergarten January 14th, 2013 and is thankful for the opportunity. She looks forward to school each day is doing very well in her class with top marks. Her english has improved SO much in the last four years! Elizabeth now attends St. Louis English Primary school in Moshi, Tanzania.

The donations go directly and only to the costs for school fees as well as school supplies and backpack, two complete uniforms and two paris of shoes.

ELIZABETH'S PHOTOS

 

profile-noel-2017Noel Leonard Lema was born on May 22, 2008. He is the middle child in a family with three boys. As many of the other situations for children in the Rudisha Foundation, Noel’s parents are only able to afford to send their eldest child to school. Both parents work hard as they can but it still is not enough to cover all the basic needs and send all three children to school.

Noel has been attending Stella Maris Catholic School since January 2013, thanks to donations from Rudisha Foundtaion. Noel is so happy for his opportunity and is most grateful for past donations from Corinna Ivany and the Harbour Breton Storytime Group and Harbour Breton community for his 2013 school year.

Rudisha Foundation thanks Tom and Norma Isotamm for the funds to send Gidion to school since 2014. 

The donations go directly and only to the costs for school fees as well as school supplies and backpack, two complete uniforms and two paris of shoes.

NOEL'S PHOTOS

profile-lucas-2017Lucas Costatin was born February 9th 2007. Like his sister Julieth, his guardian was not able to afford the school fees after taking on Lucas following his parents death.  Lucas has said that he wants to go to school so he can own his own shop one day, selling goods to locals. He misses his sister but the families try and get the children together as often as possible.

Lucas was added to the Rudisha Foundation Sponsorship Program in 2013. Thanks to support and donations, Lucas has been enrolled at Shule ya Msingi Bombani.  

Rudisha Foundation would like to thank Jeffrey, Shelley and boys for the sponsorship that allows Lucas the opportunity to attend school for the 2017 school year.

The donations go directly and only to the costs for school fees as well as school supplies and backpack, two complete uniforms and two paris of shoes.

LUCAS'S PHOTOS

 

profile-naomi-2017Naomi Patrick Masawe was born on May 13, 2008 in Moshi Tanzania.  At 7 years old she had never been to school due to lack of money. Naomi’s father is not present in her life, her mother unfortunately has AIDS and makes very little money working the corn fields in Moshi (when she is able to work).

Naomi is the youngest child in the family and has three older siblings who had the first choice of school. Naomi’s mother is concerned about her own health situation and is so very thankful for people who are willing to help her daughter obtain an education.

Thanks to donations from Megan Matheson Hamilton & Craig and Morrison Hamilton, Naomi attends Langoni Secondary School for the 2016 and 2017 school year.

The donations go directly and only to the costs for school fees as well as school supplies and backpack, two complete uniforms and two paris of shoes.

NAOMI'S PHOTOS

profile-athumani-2017Athumani Ibrahim Juma was born on January 4th, 2008. His younger sister, Abida Ibrahim, is just 3 years younger and enjoys playing with her brother who is always looking out for her. The children are currently in the care of their ageing grandfather who can not afford school fees as he does not work and has a very limited source of money. His living conditions are less than basic.

Athumani is a quick witted and attentive child, he is always on the ball! We are most thankful that he is now  attending school at  Majenjo Primary School. A very big THANK YOU to the in Elmwood Brant St. Johns & St. Peters Lutheran Parish for their donations. As part of their "Kids to School" project the youth of the parish have agreed to raise the funds necessary for Athumani's education. This is providing a life changing experience for Athumani and we are most thankful for their generosity.

Rudisha Foundation is most grateful to Elmwood Brant St. Johns & St. Peters Lutheran Parish for the funds that cover the costs for Athumanis' 2017 school year.

The donations go directly and only to the costs for school fees as well as school supplies and backpack, two complete uniforms and two paris of shoes.

ATHUMANI'S PHOTOS

profile-julieth-2017Julieth Costatin was born on October 1st 2002. She is the oldest child and at ten years old she had never attended school. Julieth has one younger brother, Lucas. Tragically both parents are deceased and each child lives with a different family member. As the children are no longer living together they attend different schools in different villages near Moshi, Tanzania. Jullieth's wish is to become a police woman; “to catch the bad people” where her exact words.

Julieth has worked very hard to “catch up” to her age group and will be going into grade 6 six for the 2017 school year. Starting primary school at 10 years old was humbling for Julieth. We have seen such a change over the last few years and her confidence has grown so much since we first met.

Thanks to support and donations, Julieth has been enrolled at Shule ya Msingi Narumu. 

Rudisha Foundation thanks Laura, Maddison, Nic and Asher for sponsorship that allows Julieth the chance to attend school for the 2017 school year.

The donations go directly and only to the costs for school fees as well as school supplies and backpack, two complete uniforms and two paris of shoes.

JULIETH'S PHOTOS

profile-hassani-2017Hassani Ramadhani Rashidi was born October 10th, 2003. His dream is to become a school teacher. Being a younger child in a large family, Hassani was unable to attend school as his siblings do. Money is tight for basic needs so only the two elder children are able to go to school. Hassani is grateful for sponsorship of school fees which are paid by the Rudisha Foundation and have allowed him the opportunity to attend school at Langoni Primary school since January 2013.

Hassani has worked very hard and placed 10 out of 93 kids in his class. His final report card had a majority of  A’s B’s and only 2C’s. Way to Go Hassani!

Rudisha Foundation is hopeful for continued donations which will allow him to continue his education. The Rashidi family is extremely grateful for the kind support from sponsors who have donated funds for their children's school fees since 2013.

Rudisha Foundation thanks Maureen Carswell & Billy MacKinnon for the funds to send Ally to school.

The donations go directly and only to the costs for school fees as well as school supplies and backpack, two complete uniforms and two paris of shoes.

HASSANI'S PHOTOS

 

profile-ally-2017Ally Ramathani Rashidi was born April 19, 2007. The youngest in his family, he now has the opportunity to attend school with the rest of his siblings. Ally has a plan become an airplane pilot. He is most grateful for the donations that give him the chance to have an education. Ally now attends Langoni Primary School.

We are hopeful for donations which will allow him to continue his education. The Rashidi Family is extremely grateful for the kind support from sponsors who have donated funds for their children's school fees since 2013.

Rudisha Foundation thanks Maureen Carswell & Billy MacKinnon for the funds to send Ally to school.

The donations go directly and only to the costs for school fees as well as school supplies and backpack, two complete uniforms and two paris of shoes.

ALLY'S PHOTOS

 

profile-gidion-2017Gidion Aminiel Njiro was 8 years old when he joined the Rudisha Foundation. He was born September 10, 2006. He is a bright young child and is very grateful to be added into the Rudisha Foundation Sponsorship program. He has an older sister as well as a younger sister, Loveness, who is being added to the Rudisha Foundation for the 2017 school year.

Gidion and his family are so thankful for donations for school fees which have him given the opportunity for education.

Rudisha Foundation thanks Tom and Norma Isotamm for the funds to send Gidion to school.  He is looking forward to attending Ebenezer Primary School for the 2017 school year. This is a private school where he will have the opportunity to learn more English.

The donations go directly and only to the costs for school fees as well as school supplies and backpack, two complete uniforms and two paris of shoes.

GIDION'S PHOTOS

profile-loveness-2017Loveness Njiro was born October 10, 2012 in Moshi, Tanzania. Thanks to the kind support and donations, Loveness has been registered for kindergarten for the 2017 school year.

She is looking forward to attending Ebenezer Primary School for the 2017. This is a private school where she will have the opportunity to learn English. Thanks to Micheline Bissonnette-Kuras & Paul Kuras for sponsoring Loveness's path of education through the Rudisha Foundation.

The donations go directly and only to the costs for school fees as well as school supplies and backpack, two complete uniforms and two pairs of shoes. 

LOVENESS' PHOTOS

profile-violet-2017Violet Dominiki Ache is one of the youngest in the Rudisha Foundation and has just been added to the foundation. She will begin her first year of kindergarten in January 2017 at Zinduka Education Centre. She was born December 13, 2012 and lives in Moshi, Tanzania. Her mother is a single mother and unfortunately is unable to afford school fees for Violet.

Thanks to Erica, Derek, Iris and Hugh MacKinnon &  Nancy Lee and Eric Strowbridge for the funds to send Violet to school for the first time, January 2017 she will start classes.

VIOLET'S PHOTOS


Each year the following people extend their love for those less fortunte than themselves. Rudisha Foundation is extremely thankful for this kind gesture. 

A very BIG THANK YOU to the following for their commitment to improving the life of a child and family in need.

2018 Sponsorship

  • Donna Brown & Stuart Ion
  • Janice McCray
  • Laura, Madison, Nic and Asher
  • Jeffrey, Shelley and boys
  • Lois Tambourini & Zenon Szewczyk
  • Maureen Carswell & William MacKinnon
  • Norma and Tom Isotamm
  • Elmwood Brant St. John's & St. Peter's Lutheran Parish
  • Margo & Sidney Strowbridge
  • John and Debbie Baer
  • Amy, Gerody and Ava Bennett
  • Mary and Ron Tally
  • Erica, Derek, Iris and Hugh MacKinnon
  • Megan Matheson Hamilton & Craig and Morrison Hamilton
  • Nancy Lee & Eric Strowbridge
  • Micheline Bissonnette-Kuras & Paul Kuras

2017 Sponsorship

  • Donna Brown & Stuart Ion
  • Laura, Madison, Nic and Asher
  • Jeffrey, Shelley and boys
  • Lois Tambourini & Zenon Szewczyk
  • Maureen Carswell & William MacKinnon
  • Norma and Tom Isotamm
  • Elmwood Brant St. John's & St. Peter's Lutheran Parish
  • Margo & Sidney Strowbridge
  • John and Debbie Baer
  • Amy, Gerody and Ava Bennett
  • Mary and Ron Tally
  • Erica, Derek, Iris and Hugh MacKinnon
  • Megan Matheson Hamilton & Craig and Morrison Hamilton
  • Nancy Lee & Eric Strowbridge
  • Micheline Bissonnette-Kuras & Paul Kuras

2016 Sponsorship

  • Donna Brown & Stuart Ion
  • Lois Tambourini & Zenon Szewczyk
  • Maureen Carswell & William MacKinnon
  • Norma and Tom Isotamm
  • Elmwood Brant St. John's & St. Peter's Lutheran Parish
  • Margo & Sidney Strowbridge
  • John and Debbie Baer
  • Residents of Blue Waters Lake Campground
  • Mary and Ron Tally
  • Megan Matheson Hamilton & Craig and Morrison Hamilton
  • Amy, Geordy, Ava Bennett

2015 Sponsorship

  • Donna Brown & Stuart Ion
  • Lois Tambourini & Zenon Szewczyk
  • Maureen Carswell & William MacKinnon
  • Norma and Tom Isotamm
  • Elmwood Brant St. Johns & St. Peter's Lutheran Parish
  • Margo & Sidney Strowbridge
  • Heather Leadbetter
  • John and Debbie Baer
  • Residents of Blue Waters Lake Campground
  • Mary and Ron Tally


THANK YOU to ALL who have also sponsored the children for 2014 and 2013 school fees.

There are two ways to help...

How to help Rudisha Foundation sponsorship1. Sponsor a particular child for a full school year or commit to a period of a few years should your heart desire.

2. Make a donation to the fund as a whole, to ensure that all of the children have the chance to continue their education in the years to come and have the proper uniform to attend school.

The Rudisha Foundation Sponsorship program covers the cost of tuition and books for each child in the program.

School fees for each child vary depending on their grade and the school they attend. Private schools offer a better education however they can be up to triple the price of local government schools. We would be most grateful to have all of the children in private schools. At this point having them in any school is better than being on the streets.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions about the children in the program or to learn more about how to help support a child in need.