Personal Stories

  • Justin

    Justin

    Justin is 6 years old, and attends MLASEO Nursery.  He lives with his mother, father, and three brothers and sisters.…

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  • Violet

    Violet

    Violet is 16 years old and studies in Form 2 at Kindimba Secondary School. Previously Violet studied at a local…

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  • Agnes

    Agnes

    Agnes is 15 years old and studies in Form 1 at Kindimba Secondary School. Prior to Kindimba opening, over 80%…

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  • Halima

    Halima

    Halima is 17 years old and lives in a village called Tanga in southern Tanzania. Halima lives with her mother…

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  • Joseph

    Joseph

    Joseph is 61 years old and is the headteacher and Class Three teacher. Joseph enjoys working at FOCUSSA as he likes interacting…

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  • Bridgit

    Bridgit

    Bridgit is an eight year-old girl, who is in class three. Bridgit is an orphan and has attended FOCUSSA for…

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  • Belkmans

    Belkmans

    Belkmans is aged 18 and lives in Mpandangindo with his mother and his 2 younger siblings, both of whom are…

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  • Mariam

    Mariam

    COCO has partnered with the Nuru Fund to distribute solar lamps in East Africa since 2013. The first ever distribution of…

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  • Augustino

    Augustino

    Augustino is a 19 year old student at Hoja Secondary School in Tanzania. Augustino lives in the boys' dormitory at…

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  • Matilda

    Matilda

    Matilda lives with her two children, the eldest of whom is 12 with the other being five. To provide for…

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  • Margaret

    Margaret

    Margaret lives in Lower Kachola which is located on the hillside overlooking Lake Victoria. She lives with 7 family members…

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  • Peter

    Peter

    “Our school motto is education is light. Education is the beginning of everything. You have to go to school to…

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