Tanzania, Amani School
I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Joshua 1:3
When girls and boys finish grade 7 they usually just stay at home waiting until they can get married. Teen marriage is a real problem in the community. Opportunities for girls beyond the home are extremely limited. But boys are no better equipped for life. And families will just parcel off their land to their children generation after generation until a plot of maybe 10×10 feet is left to grow enough food to sustain a family!
Plans for the future include bringing on a social worker who can counsel and support children and families with difficult home lives. Majama told us: “A social worker will serve as a link between the school and the community.”
Chui* lives with his mother and two older sisters in Tanzania. They live in a home his mother built with her own hands after the children’s father abandoned the family, with a roof made from plastic bags. His mother earns what she can, chopping down trees to make and sell charcoal. She also grows beans and vegetables on their little plot, and they just get by.
Chui attends the Amani School through child sponsorship. The school’s lunch program is a critical addition to his diet, and he receives encouragement and critical skills for his future.
Please pray for...
the Amani school teachers, and for Pastor Majama and his wife, all working long weeks, and for Sarah Isaak, the School Administrator (just married!)
the new social worker and for the sports evangelism leaders
the agriculture teachers as they help children learn important life skills