Billy and Eric are what you would call “friends for life.” Their paths crossed when they joined the Moja Tu program, and they have been inseparable ever since. One of their binding factors is a deep desire to succeed in their academics, which they believe will pave the way for
Maria is a third-year communication and media studies student. She reflects of her time with Moja Tu.
When did you join Moja Tu?
I joined Moja Tu in November 2018.
How old were you then and at what level of education?
I was 22 years old and I had dropped
One of the unique aspects of the Moja Tu sponsorship program is the special, one-on-one relationship that students have with their sponsors. We are very intentional about cultivating this relationship through regular Skype/Zoom calls and letter writing. Pre-COVID, it was a tradition for some of the sponsors to travel all
Five years ago, Eric left his home in Eastern Kenya for greener pastures. He had just completed high school, and though he had performed very well, his parents could not afford to send him to university or college.
“I just couldn’t stay at home and wait for fate to take
Prior to 2014, Angela and her family lived a fairly comfortable life. Then their father passed away, and things took a turn for the worse. With no one to provide for her family, Angela’s mom had to step up to the plate. She had to resort to looking for menial
Growing up, Peter aspired to become an engineer. Now, Peter is a third-year software engineering student at a Kenyan university.
“I come from a humble background. My mum did menial jobs to educate me, and there are times I had to stay out of school to assist her in raising
When schools closed for a holiday in late July, David retreated to Sons of Manaseh Children’s Home, where he has lived for the last six years. During the drive from school to the home, David couldn’t help but think of his younger sister Sarah, who also lives at Sons of
Friends make the world a better place, and what better place to make lasting friendships than in Moja Tu? The students in our program, though all unique in their own ways, share many commonalities. They all come from impoverished backgrounds and have a deep desire to pursue education and succeed
Moja Tu’s primary mission is to provide educational scholarships to children from impoverished backgrounds. Sometimes, this means allowing siblings to chase their dreams unimpeded. This ultimately lessens the burden on their parents, who can then focus their energies on other equally important aspects of life.
One such family is the
Gloria is a brilliant and outspoken young girl from Makueni area. She recently sat for her primary exit examinations and scored a strong B grade. This is despite the challenges she has gone through.
Her mother left her and her brother when they were very young. Her father has struggled