Appeal: School-Uniforms for Pre-School

Pre-School Uniforms!

Happy New Year to all our donors, sponsors, followers, friends and associates

Bariki ready for pre-school

Bariki ready for pre-school

Amani ready for pre-school

Amani ready for pre-school

Pre-school beckons! Watoto Kicheko started the new year by trying to identify a pre-school for some of our children who will be three later in the year, and even one who will be four. Tomorrow, Amani, Maggie, Bariki and Jackline will start at The Tanganyika School, along with our own son, Quinn.

We need to find sponsors for each child to pay the school fees, which come to approximately $900 for each child. But first, we would like to raise $400 for school uniforms for the four. Mobile money details are below and details on how to send money by bank transfer are on our Donations Page. Otherwise, you can use the ‘Donate’ button at the top of this page to send money through PayPal.

Uniforms by Mpesa and TigoPesa for East Africans:

Account name: Watoto Kicheko
TigoPesa: +255 676 074 793
Mpesa: +255 764 074 793

Maggie ready for pre-school

Maggie ready for pre-school

Jackline ready for pre-school

Jackline ready for pre-school

Thank you in anticipation for your generosity. The children will start at The Tanganyika School next week and will be measured up for their uniforms tomorrow!
If you are interested in sponsoring a child to go to school, you will find some of the details on our Sponsorship Page. We need people willing to sponsor children from baby class, all the way up to university or third level education.

There will be more children going to pre-school in the coming year, so we will be looking for sponsorship to cover four for the moment, with a possible two more before the end of 2016.

Watch out for photos of these four going to school, and in their uniforms. I can’t wait!

By Simon Collery

Simon Collery has been an online content writer and blogger since the late 1990s, developing content for an information industry website, and later, writing about development, HIV, human rights and other subjects, mainly in East Africa. He is a co-founder of the Don't Get Stuck Collective, a group of people who write and agitate for greater recognition of non-sexually transmitted HIV and other bloodborne disease, especially through unsafe healthcare, cosmetic and traditional practices, mainly in Africa and Asia. He also blogs about media depictions of African people, unethical practices by publicly funded western institutions in African countries, mass male circumcision programs carried out in African countries using mainly US funding, and other subjects. He has a particular interest in Kenya and Tanzania.