Children-at-Compassion

Neema

A friend in Mtwara offers this update on one of the children from the Compassion International Student Center where Missio members sponsor more than 100 children. 

Neema is six years old. She lives with her parents and sleeps with her young sister Kamila. Neema is very bright in my class. She likes mathematics subject. She has a vision to be a pilot. She likes net ball. Her mother played football competitively and went to Europe with her women’s football team.

note: Netball is a bit like basketball without dribbling played on a field or court. (Some highlights on YouTube.)

Asha

A friend in Mtwara offers this update on one of the children from the Compassion International Student Center where Missio members sponsor more than 100 children. 

She is Asha Kuwala. She has ten years old. She is the only child to her parents. She is dreaming about being a nurse. English is her favorite subject. Her Father is a local carpenter who makes chairs. Her mother is a fish monger, taking fish from the docks, roasting them, and then selling.

Fadhira

A friend in Mtwara offers this update on one of the children from the Compassion International Student Center where Missio members sponsor more than 100 children. 

She is Fadhira Hussein. She is seven years old, and she likes chips as her best food. She's dreaming to be a doctor and she told me she will work hard to put her dream true.  Her parents have three children and Fadhira is the second born.  She's happy with their life, however there is not much good. Her father is a watchman of a shop,  he works during the night.

note: what we call french fries, she calls chips -- part of the British influence here. 

Sabrina

A friend in Mtwara offers this update on one of the children from the Compassion International Student Center where Missio members sponsor more than 100 children. 

She's Sabrina Mpatikene. She's in class three and she like biology. Her interest is to draw pictures and her favorite food is rice. She's living with her father and step-mother, however it is common for the step-mother to be cruel to the children but this is quite different,  since her mother treats the whole children equal, and Sabrina is happy being a family member. In her family they are five,  two children and one aunt who sleeps with Sabrina and her parents. Her vision is to be a teacher, however it can be dynamic since as the children grow the nature corrupts their dreams.  I keep on praying for her for the goodness on her life.

Anitha

A friend in Mtwara offers this update on one of the children from the Compassion International Student Center where Missio members sponsor more than 100 children. 

She is Anitha Fenias Linyama. Her family is Christian. She is nine year old and is the second born to her family. Her sister is in the village with her grandma and grandpa. Their house is built on a hill. Anitha have a dream of being a teacher. The distance from compassion to their home is one kilometer while the distance from her primary school to home is two kilometers and a half. Her parents are happy with the behavior portrayed by their daughter. The subject she likes most is mathematics. I advised her parents to keep her on track to reach her dream.

Anitha's best friend is Waridi.

Waridi

A friend in Mtwara offers this update on one of the children from the Compassion International Student Center where Missio members sponsor more than 100 children. 

She is named Waridi Uwesu.

She is the second born to her family.  She sleeps with her young sister.  She prefers eating rice.  The subject she likes best is mathematics (hesabu) and for sure she is good with the subject. Her mother is a fish monger so she lives away from her children and Waridi lives with her grandmother. The distance from the Compassion Center to their home is one kilometer with high elevation. And the distance from her primary school to her house is three kilometers.  Her best friend is Anitha Linyama.  I learned many things about Waridi by visiting her home.

Note - If you're wondering what life is like for a fish monger, our friend Daniel posted this snapshot from one part of the day for a few women selling fish in the market. 

Noshadi

A friend in Mtwara offers this update on one of the children from the Compassion International Student Center where Missio members sponsor more than 100 children. 

His name is Noshadi Ismail Manyereto. 

He is the first born to his mother and the third born to his father. He has a sister and brother from his step mother, and one young sister and brother from his mother. He is nine years old. His interest is to play football.  He sleeps with his brother.  His Father is a farmer who lives away from his family.  His mother is a tailor who carries the burden of caring for the whole family (extended family) without support from her husband.  She was lamenting for that character portrayed from her husband.

Noshadi is a good footballer among our students. He has attended several matches planned in our center. He likes making exercise through race competition. He is a Simba spectator.

note: Noshadi is a fan of the Simba Sports Club, one of the two big football (soccer) clubs in Tanzania. And "Simba" really is the Kiswahili word for Lion.