Students Needing Sponsors

CHILDREN NEEDING EDUCATIONAL SPONSORS

Sponsorship costs for the 2020 academic year have decreased to $700/year and all students will now be boarding students!

Costs in 2019 were $900 and $640/year for girls (boarding students and boys (day students), respectively.

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.

In addition to the 1st to 3rd grade children listed below, we will have 30 new pre-schoolers, most of whom will need sponsors as less than 10% of our children’s families can afford tuition and fees. If you are interested in sponsoring a pre-schooler, we should have their names, photos and info on them by the beginning of 2020.

Emmanuel SoipanoiEmmanuel Soipanoi Sepeu is a 7-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.

2020 3rd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020

Saruni Mussa Mollel

Saruni Mussa Mollel is a seven-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.

2020 3rd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

Joseph Pasna Shinini

Joseph Pasna Shinini is a seven-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.

2020 1st grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020

Elia Samson Lemboroka

Elia Samson Lemboroka is 6½-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.

2020 2nd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020

Elikana Wilfred MollelElikana Wilfred Mollel is a 7-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.

2020 2nd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020

Elia Raphael MollelElia Raphael Mollel is a 7-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.

2020 2nd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020

Saruni Raphael MachungwaSaruni Raphael Machungwa is a 6-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.

2020 1st grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

Mathayo Paulo NaisilalMathayo Paulo Naisilal is a 7-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.

2020 3rd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

Tumbaa Lanyor SikarTumbaa Lanyor Sikar is a 7-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.

2020 2nd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020,

Lepasim Lekitony NoongiyaaLepasim Lekitony Noongiyaa is a 7-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.

2020 1st grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020

Parrit Lodidio TotoParrit Lodidio Toto is a 6-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.

2020 3rd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

Lairorie Nding`ori LenarikuLairorie Nding`ori Lenariku is a 6-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.

2020 2nd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

Brian Elisha LaizerBrian Elisha Laizer is a 7-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.

2020 3rd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

Elia Elikana LaizerElia Elikana Laizer is a 7-year old boy from Oldonyo Lengai village and the youngest of 6 in his family. Elia’s two elder sisters were married against their will. His brothers are in primary school, but Elia is not sure his dad will be willing to pay for their secondary school fees as this is not his priority. Elia’s mother is a very active member of the ENCO Enyora women’s group and volunteered as a laborer during the construction of the EEMPS. She is willing to support some of Elia’s school costs like uniform fees and other minor expenses. Elia’s father is not supportive of education. Elias can’t wait to put on the new uniform of EEMPS and start talking in English he said.

2020 3rd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

Laanyu AloyceLaanyu Aloyce is a 6-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.

2020 1st grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

Ikayo Ndung_ani NdariIkayo Ndung’ani Ndari is a 7-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.

2020 3rd grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

Timothy Altalalai Israel 2019PSTimothy Altalalai Israel is the fifth child of Tumaini and Altalalai from Irerendeni village in Engaruka. Timothy is turning six in Feb 2019. 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.

2020 1st grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

 

 

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 will be six in December 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.

2020 1st grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

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.

2020 1st grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

Mbayani Saruni Alaitetei 1Mbayani Saruni Alaitetei is a 5 1/2-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.

2020 1st grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

Kesene Jeremiah Sikar 1Kesene Jeremiah Sikar is a six-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.

2020 1st grade student. Her tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

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.

2020 1st grade student. Her tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

Kisurkata Joshua MollelKisurkata Joshua Mollel is a six-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.

2020 1st grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

Mushari Natang_amwaki Ngidong_i 1Mushari Natang’amwaki Ngidong’i.  Mushari is a six-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.

2020 1st grade student. Her tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

Loserian Sarimu Mollel 1Loserian Sarimu Mollel will be six years old in March 2019. 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.

2020 1st grade student. His tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

Ndaine Medukenya Oletirina

Ndaine Medukenya Oletirina is a five-year-old girl from Selela village, which is about 40km from Engaruka. Ndaine’s enrollemnt is a result of a number of education sensitization meetings conducted by Martha. Ndaine mother participated in the sensitization meetings and when she heard that the school was established in Engaruka, she began informing Martha of the plans her husband had for her children. A trip was arranged to Selela to talk to the village elders and the father of Ndaine. As young as Nadine was she had already been promised in marriage and her father had received her dowry. We arranged for repayment of the dowry and for Ndaine to attend EEMPS. Her mother was very grateful and could not believe the miracle since her other girls are married.

2020 1st grade student. Her tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

Ngaiseri Pakirouwa LaizerNgaiseri Pakirouwa Laizer is a six-year-old girl from Selela village and the last born of eight children none of whom went to school. All of her sisters were married at a young age. She belongs to a huge family, which does not believe in education. Her mother is the first wife of Mr. Pakirouwa and as first wife she is now out of favor and receives less care from her husband because of the new younger wives. She has been active in and benefiting from women groups entrepreneurship and human rights training.  She now understands the importance of education and the need to rescue her last born from early marriage. Ngaiseri told us she would love school and that she would have taken herself in the nearby government school but she is now glad that she will be going far from her family.

2020 1st grade student. Her tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

Einoth Daudi Mungenia 1Einoth Daudi Mungenia is a six-and-a-half-year-old girl from the remote Ngoisuk sub-village where social services are not available.  Einoth was adopted by her grandmother when she was young to help her grandmother with domestic activities and later benefits from her dowry. Einoth attends the Ngpisuk one room nursery school and is a very active member of her class. During our monitoring visits we noticed her performance in class and when we interviewed her, we learned of her desire for more education so she could help her grandmother and family.

2020 1st grade student. Her tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

Tuma SittaTuma Sitta is a six-year-old girl from Gilai village in Longido district. She is seventh child of her poor parents. Her father is a mason and through that he supports his extended family. Due to the extreme poverty of the family, Tuma ‘s brothers and sisters dropped out of school despite passing their secondary school entrance exams. Tuma’s father volunteers in minor construction activities at the school. Tuma has been insisting that her father to pay her school fees so she can attend a better school and be educated beyond primary school. Tuma promised to study hard and be a community role model.

 

2020 1st grade student. Her tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.

Naihoo Lazaro Mepukori

Naihoo Lazaro Mepukori is a six-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.

2020 1st grade student. Her tuition and fees are $700 for 2020.