Current Needs

Aileth and Aireen

Aileth and Aireen, five years old, attended entrance exams at Kibeta English Medium Primary School (KEMPS) in November of 2016.  Their work shows them to be quite able and prepared to attend a good school. After the exams they told their mother to thank the people who made it possible for them to take the interview.  “Now we are happy next year we will study at the medium school.” The told their mother to please buy the school uniform and shoes because they are so happy they will be studying at KEMPS.

Aileth and Aireen have three older siblings.  Although they have both a father and mother, the mother is the sole financial support for the family including her children’s schooling.  She works hard at any job available.

They live close to KEMPS and will be able to attend as “day scholars”, walking to school each day.  The family will pay for all extra costs, but they will need around $375 per child per year for their tuition.


Derrick completed form four of secondary school in 2016. He is 18 years old and has been selected to join a certificate course in Accountancy at the College of Business Education (CBE) in Mwanza.

Derrick is the first-born of two children. His father Charles was in a car accident in October 2014 which left him a quadriplegic. He has been lying flat on his back since then. Derrick’s mother is his father’s caretaker and nurse 24 hours a day. She cannot leave her husband’s side to go out and earn a living. Their livelihood and the medical care depend on hand outs.

We would like to help Derick earn a certificate in accounting so that he can help support himself and his family.


Ziada is a twenty-one year old young woman from the Muleba district, about 160 kilometers away from GLK Student Fund’s home base in Bukoba. Ziada grew up with her twin brother Maulid. Both Ziada and Maulid shared a rather precarious upbringing. They were initially raised by their father and mother, the latter of whom suffered severe mental illness. Their father, under the strain of his wife’s condition eventually abandoned his children and later died.  Their only other relative is a maternal grandmother who is partially blind.

In spite of these challenges, Ziada persevered through her education. She excelled in her studies at Kishoju Secondary School. She is so far one of only three students from this high school to pass the national secondary school examination, as well as the only girl to do so. Ziada has ambitions to pursue her Bachelor’s of Education at the University of Iringa. However, Ziada needs your support in order pursue her career path.

Because we believe in Ziada’s commitment to her education and her ability, GLK Student Fund has advanced funds for her to begin a three year degree.  The costs are approximately $2,500 per year.  We are looking for either full or partial sponsorship(s) for Ziada.