Success stories

The Tumaini Trust has developed enormously since its inception in 2005. Then, the aim was to provide secondary schooling for 15 of my former primary school students, whom I taught for 8 months in 2002, in the rural Kilimanjaro village of Mshiri, as the local government school was not open. Twelve students were sponsored to study for their O’level exams in a private boarding school and a further three attended a local Vocational Training Centre to learn carpentry. The Tumaini Trust continued to assist many of them so that they could sit their A ‘levels and, ultimately, six of them attended university.

In 2011 the Charity expanded further so that another 15 students, whom I had taught for 3 months in 2007, were also sponsored in a private school for 4 years, enabling them to sit their O’level exams.

Now, my former students are adults, some with children of their own. It has been a pleasure to return to Tanzania so regularly to meet them and find out how they are realising their dreams. I have great pleasure in providing an update of their progress.

Wema Mosha

Wema has successfully completed her Law degree and is currently gaining practical experience in a Law firm in Himo, not far from Mshiri, her local village. She has to complete a further 1 year course at university to become a fully qualified lawyer. Wema is very capable and has been immensely proactive in forwarding ideas towards the charity’s new, sustainable development goals.

Nelson Mtui

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After completing secondary school, Nelson was also sponsored to enable him to study “Sound-design” at Taasisi ya Sanaa na Utamaduni, Bagamoyo. He has now been living in Dar es Salam for several years. He is employed by Ubongo Kids.Com as a sound engineer and also works as a producer for Irie Productions. He regularly produces and records music which he uploads to Youtube.

Joseph Kimambo

Joseph is now living and working in Dar es Salaam where he has his own business of buying and exporting honey. After being supported by the Tumaini Trust through secondary school, Joseph continued to university and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Cultural Heritage in 2015.

He has been working in Dar es Salaam since 2015, and was initially employed by Vodacom Tanzania as a customer care agent for 2 years. He then became self-employed and started  buying natural honey from the Tabora region in Tanzania. He filters and packs the honey before selling it to his customers. He is a registered with the Ministry of Tourism and Natural Resources in Tanzania.

Joseph will be assisting the Tumaini Trust in due course to assess the viability of producing natural honey in the Kilimanjaro region in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way.

Walter Mosha

This is Walter. I’ve known him since he was a very bright 10 year old pupil in my Mshiri class in Tanzania in 2007. With assistance from the Tumaini Trust, Walter is now in his final year of university where he is studying for a degree in project planning and management.


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