The Tanzania Orphan Scholarship Project started ten years ago as a call to help the youth who were praying for a high school education. Headmistress Ester Nyka at Nronga High School wrote, “The scholarships have been and still are a strong foundation for the poor Tanzanian families and Christian schools. Please don’t get tired of your hard work!”
Education in Africa is a struggle for many families. Families have less to spend on food and education then families in the United States but all of them want their children to study in a good high school. The church schools offer an education that guides the young people to love God and live by God’s word. This is our difference! Because of this many of the church school graduates have become a testimony in higher learning and in their working places. The sponsored students make a great effort in their lessons because they want to show that the sponsor’s money is not wasted. We have been a blessing to the education system in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania!
This past year 161 orphans received help so they could attend high school. An orphan is defined when one or both parents are deceased. The $450 scholarship goes towards the tuition and boarding for one year at one of the fourteen schools operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, East Africa. The school year starts in January. Letters, written in English, are exchanged between sponsor and student twice a year. 100% of your gift goes to the student. Smaller donations are combined to make full scholarships. You can pay in two installments, December and June.
Tom and Linda Gapp will be in the Great Hall October 31 & Nov. 1, 7 & 8 to accept donations and answer questions. Brochures are available just outside the OneSent Market or visit the website at or email Tom & Linda.
By Linda Gapp