Meet the Students
Life is difficult in rural Africa; particularly for the children that receive funding from ASAP to attend school. Selected as deserving and hardworking by the leadership at their school, each one has an uphill battle to overcome life's challenges. Here are some of these students:
These boys are identical twins and are in Grade 5. They walk 3 km to get to school each day and both dream of becoming a medical doctor someday. Unfortunately, their parents are divorced and their mother is currently in weak health.
Prince Chinyenya is an E.C.D student who aspires to become a commercial driver. He must travel 2 km each day to get to school. Although both of his parents are living, they are mentally challenged, so he lives with and is cared for by his grandmother.
Paidomoyo Kabanda is a fourth grader who wants to become a teacher. She travels about 1.5 km each day to attend school. Her parents are divorced, so she stays with her mother who also looks after two orphans. Unfortunately, her mother is currently unemployed.
Tinashe Makuma is a second grader who wants to become a commercial driver. He lives 3km from school with his legal guardian. Tragically, both of his parents are deceased.
Chiedza Marware is a first grader from a very poor family with no proper source of income. He travels 1.5km to school each day.
Leroy Mukwande is a first grader who lives 3km from school. He would like to serve his country as a member of the armed forces one day.
Hezel Ngundu, who wants to work in the service industry as a waitress, is in the second grade. She lives 2 km from school with her mother. Unfortunately, her father is deceased and her family has no source of income.
Chance Rakabopa is a third grader who lives 2 km from school and aspires to be a pilot. He lives with his father who is mentally challenged and his mother who has no consistent source of income.
Spiwe Rakabopa is in the first grade. She travels 2 km to school each day. She hopes to become a commercial driver. She lives with her father who is mentally challenged and her mother who has no consistent source of income.
Tafadzwa Tsenesa is a fourth grader who apsires to become a medical doctor. Tragically, her mother is deceased. She lives 1.5 km from her school with her aunt who also takes care of four other orphans.
Trish Zhovha is sixth grader who dreams of being a medical doctor. Unfortunately, her father is deceased and her family has no source of income. She lives with her mother.
Shamiso Zvoushe is a fifth grader who would like to be a nurse one day. Unfortunately she has dealt with the hardship of a mentally challenged father who is now deceased.