Students Needing Sponsors

CHILDREN NEEDING EDUCATIONAL SPONSORS

Sponsorship costs for the 2021 academic year are the same as in 2020: $700/year and all students are boarding students!

You can also sponsor a portion of a child. To sponsor a child, please email maasaieducationfoundation@gmail.com and we will work out a payment plan that works for you.

While we seek to educated both boys and girls, our priority is educating girls as they are more disadvantaged than Maasai boys and because research has shown that educating girls has a greater development impact than educating boys. We are firm believers in the African proverb “If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a nation.”


Ngarisis Lanyor Mollel

Ngarsis Lanyor Mollel is an eleven-year-old girl from Oldonyo Lengai. When Ngarsis was five, she was given to her grandmother and at the same time booked for an arranged marriage at puberty. In 2019 her father brought her back home to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) for her pending marriage. When Martha (EEMPS school manager) heard about the proposed FGM (illegal in Tanzania but common within the Maasai community), Martha met with Ngarsis’s mother to discuss options. Her mother was very cooperative and worked with us to save her daughter. It was not an easy task since her father had already spent much of her dowry and planned for her to marry in 2020. It took several months of negotiation, but Ngarsis was allowed to start combined pre-school/1st grade at EEMPS in in 2020 and she is now in class two with encouraging performance. Ngarsis is a very calm and loving girl and likes to study. Her best subject is Swahili.
2021 2nd grade student. Her tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Kesene Jeremiah Sikar 1Kesene Jeremiah Sikar is a 7-year-old girl and the first of three children of Mr. & Mrs. Jeremiah.  Kesene’s father says he regrets not being able to complete his primary school due to the long distance from home to school.  These young parents are pastoralists with less than 20 goats and two cows.  To help support the family, Jeremiah walks from one boma (homestead) to another from Monduli district to Longido, Ngorongoro and to Kenya selling insecticides. He is on the road for about four months, home for a few weeks and then back out again. Jeremiah’s friends tried to convince him to exchange Kesene for cows to help the family, but he sees a better future from education than dowry exchange. They hope they can pay Kesene’s basic needs for education. They believe Kesene will bring huge economic benefit to her family and society and be a role model of her siblings.

2021 2nd grade student. Her tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Nasinyari Jacob Partukei 2Nasinyari Jacob Partukei. This beautiful young girl is the fourth born of six children but all of her elder siblings passed away due to various factors.  She is now the elder child of her single mother, Furaha. Nasinyari’s father passed away when she was a few months old and the family was looked after by the brother of her father but he also just passed away. Nasinyari could not tolerate the situation and fled to her grandmother (her mother’s guardian since Furaha is also an orphan) to look for a better life.  Kristina (her grandmother), who is an ENCO group member, approached EEMPS to request admission and support. Nasinyari’s mother has had a very rough life, which has psychologically affected her and her three surviving children. With this support Furaha believes God has finally wiped away some of her tears.

2021 2nd grade student. Her tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Mushari Natang_amwaki Ngidong_i 1Mushari Natang’amwaki Ngidong’i.  Mushari is a 7-year-old girl from Engaruka juu village. She is the first born of her single mother, Norkine, who was the fifth wife of an old man who died before Norkine had a child with him. Because Norkine had no children with the old man she was cast out by the family with no support.  She had to start her own life from zero and was not allowed to be remarried formally since her dowry was already paid by the old man. She has had three children informally with another man. Norkine operates a small business to support her family and volunteers at village health dispensary and EEMPS where she does laundry and cleaning. When she heard that the children were being registered, she requested the opportunity for Mushari. She promised to work hard to get funds to support her daughter’s school needs.

2021 2nd grade student. Her tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Naihoo Lazaro Mepukori

Naihoo Lazaro Mepukori is a 7-year-old girl from Meirugoi village in Longido district and the fifth of six children from her mother. Her father has multiple wives. Her elder sisters were married off at a young age but two of her brothers are in secondary schools. Her father exchanged the girls for cows in order to send the boys to school with the hope that the boys’ education would benefit the family. Last year Naihoo’s mother sent Naihoo to live with a relative in Engaruka in hopes of registering at EEMPS without her husband’s knowledge and with the plan to seek approval after the deal is done. She was not admitted last year because of her young age but was registered this year. Naihoo doesn’t want to go back to her village as she knows the plans her father has for her. Her mother is committed to pay for Naihoo’s school requirement (uniform, etc.) but she cannot afford tuition and fees.

2021 2nd grade student. Her tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.



Happy Paulo MeyanHappy Paulo Meyan is a 5-year-old girl from Irerendeni village and she lives with her aunt because her mother is married in a different district. Her aunt is very poor. She works on people’s home sto make a living for her family. She supports education but due to her economic situation she can’t afford to send Happy to a better school. She presented her application to her village government for recommendation. Happy is very young girl but she like school, she is quick in learning new things and making new friends.

2021 kindergarten student. Tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Sinyati Nangalai MillyaSinyati Nangalai Millya is a 7-year-old girl from Engaruka chini village. They live many kilometers from the Engaruka chini primary school. She started her nursery class in that school but due to long distance to the school her father was uncomfortable and hence he committed to selling family livestock for her education at EEMPS. This is another parent that has inspired us. When he told him that scholarships were limited, he insisted that he sell a few goats to help with his daughter education.

2021 kindergarten student. Tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Precious Michael Lang’ayaPrecious Michael Lang’aya is a 5-year-old girl from Engaruka juu village. She a second born of her young parents. Her parents are separated and all the kids were left with an old woman who is unwell. The father has no job to support the family.

2021 kindergarten student. Tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Neema Jeremia Noah

Neema Jeremia Noah is a 6-year-old girl from Oldonyo Lengai village. Neema parents live many miles away from Engaruka. Her mother is a second wife and Neema is her first born. Since they live far from schools her husband had no other plans for Neema other than to marry her off. Her mother, knowing that plan, decided to bring an application to school for scholarship and after submitting the letter she went to the village leader for help since she knew she would be in trouble with her husband. The village leader called Neema’s father in for counseling and stressed how it was important for Neema to be educated and he relented. Neema was very happy to join our school because she had already heard rumors about her father’s plans.

2021 kindergarten student. Tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Lomnyak TataLomunyak Tata is a 7-year-old boy from Oldonyo Lengai village. A second born from his young parents. Lomnyak has lived with his grandmother since he was little. Because of poverty, Lomnyak’s mother came back to her parents with three more children. As a family extended life also became too complicated. This was a reason why Lomnyak grandmother thought education is only key to better life.

2021 kindergarten student. Tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Mengi PakirouwaMengi Pakirouwa is a 5-year-old boy from Selela and a very huge family. His mother is the fifth wife of Mr. Pakirouwa. Some of his siblings attend school but because his mother is not a favorite wife he was not considered for school and instead was dedicated for livestock keeping. Mengi’s mother visited the school and shared her story.  The school agreed to admit him. He is a very sweet young boy who likes school. Matha, the school manager, said: I love his name “MENGI” since the late Mr. Reginald Mengi was my university sponsor and he enabled me to be who I am today. I hope little Mengi will have a great impact in his community as I have had on mine due to the generosity of my late sponsor Mr. Reginald Mengi.

2021 kindergarten student. Tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.



Sifael SolomonSifael Solomon is a 6-year-old boy from Engaruka juu village. He is repeating nursery class this year as he did meet class one requirements. He is third born in a family of three. He and his siblings live with their single mother who dropped out secondary school. Her father wanted to marry her off to a man with many wives, but she refused. She sells small item in the market to support her family. Sifael siblings are in secondary school as her mother is a strong supporter of education.

2021 kindergarten student. Tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Brian David OltukaiBrian Daudi Oltukai is a 6-year-old boy from Irerendeni village. He is a third born of five children. His parents are young with only a primary education. His father was a truck driver but is totally disabled after an accident. Brian’s mother struggles to meet the basic needs of the whole family including her disable husband.


Letaloi Lengoko LaizerLetaloi Lengoko Laizer is a 7-year-old boy from Oldonyo Lengai village. Letaloi is the first born of a young poor family who live many miles from the two public primary schools.  Both of his parents wished they had been to school but because of a very strong culture they could not instead they got married when they are very young. Letaloi’s father Lengoko has worked in Kenya as a security guard to sustain the family. One year ago, Lengoko was arrested by Kenyan police because for entering Kenya illegally and the family has been living in poverty since then.  So last year Letaloi’s mother came with this boy to school to seek for scholarship opportunity as the only hope for better life in the future.

2021 kindergarten student. Tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Manga Songoi LaizerManga Songoi Laizer is 6-year-old boy from Oldonyo Lengai village. He is first born from a young family. His father went to primary school but he could not complete seven grades due to the long walking distance. It was a big disappointment to him and hence he promised to send his children to school no matter what. Unfortunately he lives too far from local  government primary schools.  So, since the start of our school, he has been applying for his boy to attend. He promised to do everything within his capacity to help. As a family he has few goats and two cows as a source of income.

2021 kindergarten student. Tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Ezekiel NemesEzekiel Nemes is a 7-year-old boy from Selela village. Ezekiel was brought up by his poor grandmother. When Ezekiel was born, his parents separated and the boy was left with his grandmother who could not afford to support him. The old woman visited the school several times to ask for scholarship opportunity. Ezekiel was very happy to see himself in school and not in the street anymore. He is a very strong boy who likes to do some tough work like digging, cleaning and playing.

2021 kindergarten student. Tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Isaack IsayaIsaack Isaya is a 5-year-old boy from Irerendeni village and first born of young parents. His parents are very poor and married after primary school due to family pressure. Isaya is a watchman in Mwanza while Isaack’s mother is a housewife. They presented their application two years ago since they live very far from all primary schools. Isaya, as a watchman he is committed to provide money for his boy’s personal needs. Joseph is very charming boy who in a very short time made many friends from different classes.

2021 kindergarten student. Tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Shedrack Musoi KilusuShedrack Musoi Kilusu is a 6-year-old boy. He is the last child of a widow Sarah from Ngorongoro, Sarah was married to an old man and after many years of marriage her husband died. She remained unmarried for some years but no one cared for her family since her brother’s in-laws took all the livestock left by her late husband and life became so difficult.  A few years ago she decided to come back to her uncles in Engaruka where she got accommodation and she started to make handicrafts to support her family. She is very positive about education and she has sent her girls to school against her brother’s will.  Sarah visited our school many times asking for scholarship for her last born. Everyone like Shedrack because is very kind and happy.

2021 kindergarten student. Tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Stephano LamayaniStephano Lamayani is a 6-year old boy from Engaruka juu village, he is a first born from a young mother. Stephano’s mother was separated with her husband and the boy was left with her grandmother. Stephano liked to be in school but her grand mother keep him at home to help with domestic work including taking care of baby goats instead of going to school. Stephano had a friend who is registered in our school and several days he escaped from home to come to school. He could not understand when he is told about the procedures to be in school and proper time for registration so he was asked to call his grandmother for application procedure since Stephano could not understand about going to a different school.

2021 kindergarten student. Tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Joshua Emanuel LaizerJoshua Emanuel Laizer is a 6-year-old boy of a young mother Veronica from Oldonyo Lengai village. Joshua is the first born from his mother. His mother was very bright student six years ago but she became pregnant from her secondary school teacher. Veronica’s dreams of being educated died and she became a mother. One year later we found her in the village when she was about to be married to a warrior. With a support from her mother, we rescued her and she is now working as a housekeeper in Arusha and helping support her family and Joshua. She is very proud that Joshua is in school and promised to help him get a better education.

2021 kindergarten student. Tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Lapajara Ndaapa PaaniLapajara Ndaapa Paani is is a 7-year-old boy from Oldonyo Lengai village. He cried to be registered in the kindergarten class near his village but unfortunately the primary school is many miles away from his home. When his school was about to start his father moved him with the family livestock to a remote grazing area so he could not go to school. The boy left the livestock and walked day and night many miles back home to register for school. His father could not tolerate that so he asked the warriors punish him for attempting such a dangerous act. Lapajara did the same thing just few days later and this time he walked to school. We learned of the situation and offered him admission to EEMPS, which his family permitted. Lapajara he is among the best students in his class and on his weekends, he likes to help watch and care for the school’s livestock.

2021 kindergarten student. Tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Mussa Athmani MollelMussa Athmani Mollel, is a 5-year-old boy from Engaruka juu village. Mussa is a grandson of Taura, a very active member of an ENCO women’s group that helped in the construction of the school as a volunteer and other activities at the school. The boy was born by a young girl before completing her college studies and she left him with her grandmother. Since he was an infant he has lived with his grandparents and he knows much about school from Taura. Mussa loves school and likes to be given homework.

2021 kindergarten student. Tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Lakanet SaipiLakanet Saipi is 6-year-old boy from Oldonyo Lengai village. He is the first born and they live very far from Engaruka. Saipi, his father, is a watchman in Kenya, a very risky job but he has no option since the family owns no livestock. Some of Lakanet cousins attend our school so he persuaded his grandfather to take him to our school since he was not sure if his father would agree. His grandfather registered him at the school believing that if he did not, his grandson will curse him. He committed to pay all personal costs in case his father fails to. Lakanet is a very smart boy who likes to study and play football.

2021 kindergarten student. Tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Emmanuel SoipanoiEmmanuel Soipanoi Sepeu is a 8-year old boy, the 5th child in a family of six children living in Irerendeni village, Engaruka Ward. Anna Sepeu, Emanuel’s mother, is an ENCO women’s microenterprise group member and has started a small business and managed to send the rest of her children to primary school. She is very excited about the possibility of sending Emanuel to an English medium.  Anna is the bread winner of the family and she is hoping that Emmanuel gets a quality education, so he can support his family when he completes his studies.

2021 4th grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021


Saruni Mussa Mollel

Saruni Mussa Mollel is a 8-year-old boy from Engaruka juu village and second son of his young mother. Saruni and his elder brother are being raised by their grandmother Nunu. Their mother gave birth to Saruni and his brother before marriage and when she was formally married, her husband rejected the children. Nunu, a widow, is a farmer and lives in Engaruka juu village where there is sufficient water for a vegetable garden to sustain family needs. Nunu’s mother and several other grandchildren also live with and are supported by Nanu. She believes she can provide pocket money and uniform costs if Saruni attends the Engaruka English Medium Primary School.

2021 4th grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Joseph Pasna Shinini

Joseph Pasna Shinini is a 8-year-old boy from Engaruka juu village and the first born of his mother, Ndeye, who was denied a primary education and married to a famous traditional healer shortly after puberty. When Ndeye gave birth to Joseph, she was too young and experienced to care for a child and Joseph has been raised by his grandmother Mary. Mary supports her extended family by selling goods at a local canteen.  Mary is an active member of an ENCO women’s microenterprise group and says she will not miss the opportunity for her grandson Joseph to be educated at the Engaruka English Medium Primary School. She is committed to paying Joseph’s uniform and other minor fees.

2021 2nd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Elia Samson Lemboroka

Elia Samson Lemboroka is 7-year old boy, the youngest of his late mother’s four children. Elia’s mother died when he was one and he has been raised by his grandmother with strong support from his father Samson. Elia’s family depends on small-scale farming. Samson Lemboroka is the chairman of Lepolosi subvillage, where EEMPS is located. Sampson has been a very supportive of the school and has assisted in securing water, land, and building materials for the school.  Samson is able to pay a portion of Elia’s school tuition and fees.

2021 3rd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Elikana Wilfred MollelElikana Wilfred Mollel is a 8-year-old boy and the third of four children of his young mother Rahabu. Because of the extreme poverty of his family, he is being raised by his grandmother. His family depends on small-scale farming to feed the family and other basic needs. The family and grandmother live in Lepolosi sub village where the EEMPS is located. Elikina’s mother worked at the school as a day laborer during construction to help support her family. Elikina’s family would like him to attend EEMPS as they believe that education is the only thing that can improve their lives. They are committed to paying for some costs for their son’s education.

2021 3rd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Elia Raphael MollelElia Raphael Mollel is a 8-year-old boy from Engaruka chini village and has 6 sisters. His family lives close to the new school. He is the son of our school watchman and has voluntarily been watering the trees and grasses and watching over the school property when his father is not around. He refused to be registered in government school and cried to attend EEMPS. His father is married to two wives and each wife has 6+ children and consequently the family is poor. Elia’s father is very excited about his job as the school watchman and believes he will be able to pay some of Elia’s school expenses and better support his families.

2021 3rd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Saruni Raphael MachungwaSaruni Raphael Machungwa is a 7-year-old boy from Engaruka chini village and the youngest of three children. His mother, Grace, was married to a very old alcoholic man with three wives. Saruni’s family lost all their cattle in a severe drought, leaving them with no source of income and barely enough money to pay for even the most basic necessities. Due to their extreme poverty, Grace left her husband and returned to her parents’ home and she is now working hard to take care of her children. She has a small business and is committed to paying some of Saruni’s school expenses.

2021 2nd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Mathayo Paulo NaisilalMathayo Paulo Naisilal is a 8-year-old boy from Oldonyo Lengai village, Engaruka ward. Mathayo is the third of nine children in an impoverished and struggling household. With only nine goats and an unemployed father, the children must work to make ends meet. Matahyo’s mother collects firewood daily and then carries it 3 miles to another village to sell. The little money she earns is used to buy food and can provide little else. Her mother joined an ENCO women’s microenterprise and is now earning extra money to the great relief of her family. Her new microenterprises are paying for the family’s food with less sweat compared to firewood harvesting. Matahyo’s mother believes that it is not too late for her son’s education and believes that he has great potential. Matahyo would be a boarding student at EEMPS.

2021 4th grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Tumbaa Lanyor SikarTumbaa Lanyor Sikar is a 8-year-old boy from Oldonyo Lengai village. He has 5 siblings through his mother, Namurru, and 7 more through his father’s second wife. Tumbaa has been living with his grandmother because of the family’s poverty. Tumbaa will be the first of his six elder siblings to attend school. Tumbaa’s parents are uneducated and unemployed and Tumbaa’s father thinks education is not important. Tumbaa’s mother is an ENCO women’s microenterprise group member and strongly believes in the importance of education and does not what Tumbaa to miss his chance.

2021 3rd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Lepasim Lekitony NoongiyaaLepasim Lekitony Noongiyaa is a 8-year-old boy from Oldonyo Lengai village. He is the fourth of five children of Mr, and Mrs. Lekitony Noongiyaa. Currently, the boy lives with his grandmother. This family is very positive about education, but the main challenge is the distance to school. They live more than 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the nearest school. Children from Oldonyo Lengai tend to drop out of school due to the long walking distance. Lepasim’s parents and grandmother believe Lepasim will be role model of his family as he is a bright and determined boy. The family plans to move Lepasim to a relative close to the school so he can easily walk to and from EEMPS. They are also committed to paying a small portion of his school expenses and uniform fee.

2021 2nd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Parrit Lodidio TotoParrit Lodidio Toto is a 7-year-old boy from Oldonyo Lengai village. He is the 6th of 7 children by his mother Seriti and he has 10 other siblings through his father’s other wives. Only one of his siblings, a brother, finished primary school. Parrit’s parents are illiterate and unemployed and the family relies entirely on the income his mother earns selling firewood. Parrit’s family is dominated by boys. His three sisters did not attend school and were married off between the ages of thirteen and fifteen. As the only breadwinner in the family, Parrit’s mother has struggled to raise the children. Sereti promised to work hard to get money to pay for a portion of Parrit’s expenses if he receives a sponsorship.

2021 4th grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Lairorie Nding`ori LenarikuLairorie Nding`ori Lenariku is a 7-year-old boy from a young family who are inspired to send their children to school. Lairorie has one sibling and being the first born, he wants to be a role model for the family. The family are residents of Oldonyo Lengai village in Engaruka ward and are nomadic pastoralists. Their livestock are their only source of income. They believe in education and that their lives will improve if Lairorie is educated. They hope to pay for a small portion of his school fees if he obtains a scholarship.

2021 3rd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Brian Elisha LaizerBrian Elisha Laizer is a 8-year old-boy from Engaruka juu village. Brian lives with his grandmother, Naserian, a single mother. His grandfather divorced Naserian because she only had two children. Brian’s grandfather, Elisha, was accidentally murdered when he tried to break up a fight between some friends. Naserian was left with deep sorrow since Elisha was a very good friend and breadwinner of the family. Now Naserian is responsible of Brian and other grandchildren. Naserian is very active in ENCO and the leader of one of the women’s microenterprise groups. She believes she will be able to support Brain’s personal needs in school.

2021 4th grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Laanyu AloyceLaanyu Aloyce is a 7-year-old boy in a family of five children from Engaruka juu village. His mother is a house wife and his father is disabled after the cutting off his right hand in an accident. This family wishes their children could get education but due to their extreme poverty they can’t afford the cost of education. Laanyu’s mother promised to start a business so she can contribute to the cost of Laanyu’s education. Laanyu’s family’s lives close to EEMPS. Laanyu has been keeping their few goats close to school and he insisted that he be registered and that he will perform well.

2021 2nd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Ikayo Ndung_ani NdariIkayo Ndung’ani Ndari is a 8-year old boy from Engaruka chini village and has 5 siblings, none of whom has attended school. Two of Ikayo’s elder sisters were married in the age of thirteen. Ikayo’s mother is very hard-working woman but was living in a domestic violence situation. Her mother recently decided to go back to her parent’s home due to the violence. Ikayo’s mother is now a member of an ENCO microenterprise women’s group and has decided to register Ikayo at EEMPS as she know understands the value of educating children. Ikayo’s mother has promised to start a small business if she gets the capital from the group so she can support her children.

2021 4th grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Timothy Altalalai Israel 2019PSTimothy Altalalai Israel is the fifth child of Tumaini and Altalalai from Irerendeni village in Engaruka. Timothy is 7-years old. Both of his parents have health problems. His mother, Tumaini, was burned over a large part of her body in a fire and his father is sick most of the time. As a consequence, the family is very poor. Two of Timothy siblings are registered in the government primary school but the family cannot afford to send their other children to school. Tumaini believes that God has heard her prayers for Timothy and hopes her boy will obtain a quality education from EEMPS, so he can help his family.

2021 2nd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Emanuel Samwel Shambulo 1Emanuel Samwel Shambulo and his twin brother are the third born of six children of Metendei whose husband passed away some years back. Emanuel is 7 years old and has always wished to be in school as they live near the school along the road leading to EEMPS. We heard the story of Metendei from the Engaruka juu village authority, which has been helping the family since the death of the husband. Metendei does labor work in peoples’ homes and gardens to support her family. When Emanuel was recommended for admission and a scholarship, she shed tears and could not believe her eyes. She rushed to school the next morning to register Emanuel. She promised to register Emanuel’s twin in public primary school and hopes Emanuel will teach him English. She has a great hope for Emanuel and she said she now sees light ahead of her. She could not thank everyone involved including EEMPS and village government enough for the great favor.

2021 2nd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Kandai Kalai Soilol 1Kandai Kalai Soilol is a boy and the third born of five children, four boys and one girl. None of the children attend school because they live 20km away from the nearest school. When Kandai heard about EEMPS School he told his father, Kalai, to register him or he would run away. The father tried to stop him but the boy kept disturbing him and finally the father wrote a letter to request assistance because he could not afford school fees due to extreme poverty. Kandai was very happy when he came to school to register and did not want to go home. Kalai believes an educated son will be beneficial to his family and community.

2021 2nd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Mbayani Saruni Alaitetei 1Mbayani Saruni Alaitetei is a 7-year-old boy and the first born of three children. He belongs to a very young family but the family believes strongly in education. Mbayani was brought to school last year to register but was too young. This year his mother insisted he be registered because he has no future without school and they reside many miles from the nearest government school. Because his mother was ready to give birth, Mbayani was registered for school by his mother in law.  Mbayani’s family believes that despite their poverty they can work hard to provide some basic needs for Mbayani and that Mbayani has opened a blessing door for his siblings.

2021 2nd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Kisurkata Joshua MollelKisurkata Joshua Mollel is a 7-year-old boy from Lepolosi subvillage where the school is located. This poor boy has a special story, from the information we received, Kisurkata pleaded with his dad to to let him attend EEMPS but the father refused because the boy was responsible for taking care of the family’s goats. During construction of the school, Kisurkata would bring his goats to a cattle trough close to the school and he would help collect rocks for school construction with the hope that he would be allowed to attend school.  This year Kisurkata consulted a respected subvillage chairman and asked him to convince his father that school was a great opportunity. The subvillage chairman was partially successful. We also visited his parents in support of his attending school and they agreed to not punish him for going behind their backs and to let him attend school. Kisurkata promised his parents that the way he has been keen with livestock keeping he will do double with education.

2021 2nd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.


Loserian Sarimu Mollel 1Loserian Sarimu Mollel is a 9-year old boy. He is a very smart and lovely boy. He begged to be registered last year but due to his young age he was not accepted.  He belongs to a family of seven children and his two elder sisters were married when they were twelve. His elder brother dropped out of primary school and other sister was given out to her so she can marry her off to get cows by dowery. Only one brother is in school. Loserian is the son of a very active ENCO (local micro-enterprise group) member Rebeka. Loserian could not stop talking to me (Martha) over the phone when his mom called to talk about school. His father does not believe in education. His uncle brought him to school for registration and he attended classes to try them out. He said he preferred school to goat keeping and did not want to go back home. He promised to work hard in school and to prove to his father that education is a good thing.

2021 2nd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2021.