Rendering of the completed Minnesota Academy Campus

 

SEQUENCE OF DESCRIPTION BELOW:  Name, Date of Birth, Family History, Favorite Animal, Favorite Color, What I want to be, School Progress

Awadhi Rashid, DOB unknown.  Awadhi lives with his single mother and older sister.  His father left for another woman and provides no support.  Awadhi's mother was working as a school cook but lost her job due to cutbacks.  The family lives in a one-room rented house with electricity and an outside tap for water.  Zebra. Orange. Doctor.  Awadhi enrolled at TAFCOM's pre-school in March 2014.  His teacher explains that he is still adjusting to his new school.  His favorite subject is math.  

Yasini Abdallah, DOB 03-19-2009.  Yasini lives with his mother and older brother.  His parents are separated and his father remarried, providing no support.  Yasini's mother sells 2nd hand clothing to support the family.  They live in a one-room house with no electricity and an outside tap for water.  Lion. Black. Driver.  Yasini enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2012.  He is funny, friendly, and talkative.  His favorite subject is sports. 

Gilhard Frank Dauda, DOB 03-13-2007.  Gilhard lives at home with his single mother, who is HIV positive.  When Gilhard's father found out the his mother was HIV positive he left the family.  Gilhard's mother run a small shop in order to support the family.  They live in a one-room house with electricity and water.  Dog. Yellow. Policeman.  Gilhard enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2010.  He is a friendly child who's favorite subject is Kiswahili.  He is an excellent student.

 Yusuph Hassani, DOB 10-27-2007.  Yusuph lives with his aunt and her 5 children.  His single mother is HIV positive and in poor health.  Yusuph's younger brother died of AIDS when he was 20 days old.  His mother lives with her parents who care for her.  Because of her health she is unable to work.  Yusuph's aunt sells fruits and vegetables at the market in Moshi.  The family lives in a 3-room rented house with electricity and an outside tap for water.  Zebra. Yellow. Policeman.  Yusuph enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2012.  He is loving and gentle.  A well-behaved child, Yusuph's favorite subject is English. 

Jumanne Uswald, DOB 12-17-2007.  Jumanne and his older sister live with their aunt and uncle.  His mother is HIV positive and is in very poor health.  She is unable to care for Joshua.  His uncle is a night watchman for TAFCOM and he and his wife have 5 children of their own.  They all live in a 3-room rented mud house with no electricity and water from an outside tap.  Giraffe. Red. Banker.  Jumanne enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2013.  He is well-liked by his classmates.  His favorite subject is science.  He is an excellent student, ranking 3rd in his class. 

Daudi John, DOB 02-14-2007.  Daudi's mother is a 24 year old single mother who lives with her parents.  His mother is the oldest of 5 children, who also live at the home.  Daudi's mother is a hairdresser.  They live in a 3-room rented house with electricity and an outside tap for water.  Lion. Red. Policeman.  Daudi enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2010.  He is described by his teachers as nice and smart.  His favorite subject is English.  He is an excellent student. 

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Mophat Stanley, DOB 03-27-2009.  Mophat lives with his single mother who graduated from TAFCOM's Tailoring Center and received a Micro Loan in 2013.  Mophat's mother now has her own sewing machine and is a local tailor.  They live in a one-room house with electricity and an outside tap for water.  Dog. Black. Policeman.  Mophat enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2012.  He is described as being a gentleman.  His favorite subject is Kiswahili and he enjoys sports.  He is an excellent student. 

Joshua Saimoni, DOB 12-11-2007.  Joshua lives with his mother.  His parents divorced, and his mother is concerned because the father wants to take the son.  It is not clear if he is doing this to hurt Joshua's mother or if he plans to care for him.  Joshua's mother sells 2nd hand clothing at the market in Soweto.  They live in one-room house with electricity and water from an outside tap.  Lion. White. Policeman.  Joshua enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2014.  His favorite subject is math, and he enjoys sports. 

Hassani Wahabi, DOB 03-11-2009.  Hassani and Hussein (below) are twin boys who live with their single mother.  Their father left for a 2nd wife, and does not provide any support.  Hassani's mother works in a Moshi grocery store from morning into the evening, and the neighbors watch the children until she returns..  Her average salary is between $35-$50 USD per month.  They live in a one-room rented house with electricity and an outside tap for water.  Lion. White. Policeman.  Hassani enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2012.  He is quiet and kind-hearted.  He loves sports, and his favorite subject is science.   

Peter Michael, DOB 10-17-2008.  Peter's parents separated and then got back together.  However, there was a lot of conflict between the parents resulting in the mother stabbing the father in 2013.  Peter's father died from the stabbing and his mother is now in prison.  Peter is being raised by his fathers parents.  His grandfather sells local brew.  They live in a 3-room mud house owned by the grandfather.  They have no electricity or water.  Elephant. Yellow.  Banker.  Peter enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2012.  He is described as active and friendly.  His favorite subject is math.  He is an excellent student.  

Khalifa Juma, DOB 05-01-2008.  Khalifa is an orphan living with his grandmother.  Both parents are deceased, most recently his mother in June 2013 due to complications from HIV.  Khalifa's grandmother sells charcoal and firewood to support the family.  They live in a 2-room rented house with no electricity and water from an outside tap.  Lion. Blue. Doctor.  Khalia enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2013.  His favorite subject is English and he enjoys sports. 

Abdallah Mhina, DOB 10-15-2008.  Abdallah and his older brother live with their single mother and grandmother.  His mother works as a hairdresser at home braiding hair.  She moved the children from Dar Es Salaam after separating from Abdallah's father in 2012.  The family lives in a 3-room mud house with no water or electricity.  Elephant. Blue. Policeman.  Abdallah enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2013.  He is a quiet child with few friends.  His favorite subject in school is math. 

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Muhidini Abdallah, DOB 01-12-2008.  Muhidini lives with his father and younger step-sister.  His parents are divorced and both have remarried.  Muhidini's father has respiratory health issues and is unable to work.  His stepmother work casual labor jobs to support the family.  The family lives in a 2-room rented house with no electricity and an outside tap for water.  Elephant. Red. Bodaboda Driver.  Muhidini enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2012.  His favorite subject is English and he enjoys sports.   

Hussein Wahabi, DOB 03-11-2009.  Hussein and and Hassani (above) are twin boys who live with their single mother. Their father left for a 2nd wife, and does not provide any support. Hussein's mother works in a Moshi grocery store from morning into the evening, and the neighbors watch the children until she returns.. Her average salary is between $35-$50 USD per month. They live in a one-room rented house with electricity and an outside tap for water. Lion. Blue. Policeman.  Hussein enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2012. He is described by his teachers as kind hearted, and quiet.  His favorite subject is science.

Daniel Michael, DOB 07-04-2007.  Daniel lives with his grandparents.  When his mother remarried, her husband did not want to care for Daniel.  Daniel's mother does not work so she provides no support for him.  Daniels and his grandparents live in a 2-room house with no electricity and an outside tap for water.  Cow. White. Doctor.  Daniel enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2013.  A shy child, his favorite subject is English. 

Paskali Paulo, DOB 09-11-2007.  Paskali lives with his grandmother.  His parents have both remarried and are unable to provide support.  Paskali's grandmother sells fruit at a stand outside their home.  They live in 3-room rented house with no electricity and water from an outside tap.  Paskali enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2012.  He is an active child who enjoys sports.  He is an excellent student.  

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SEQUENCE OF DESCRIPTION BELOW:  Name, Date of Birth, Family History, Favorite Animal, Favorite Color, What I want to be, School Progress

 Rajabu Mohamed, DOB 06-10-2007.  Rajabu with his grandparents.  His single mother was working as a live-in housegirl, but is now a food vendor in Arusha.  She is trying to support her son and her parents as they are too old to work.  They live in a 2-room mud house owned by the grandfather.  It has no electricity or water.  Lion. Yellow. Policeman.  Rajabu enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2013.  His teacher describes him as smart, funny, and active.  A well-liked child, Rajabu's favorite subject is math.

Joel Macha, DOB 11-25-2008.  Joel and his younger sister live with their single mother.  His mother sells fruits and vegetables at the market in Moshi in order to support the family.  The family lives in a 2-room rented house with electricity and an outside tap for water.  Zebra. Blue. Businessman.  Joel enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2012.  He is very friendly and smart.  His favorite subject is math, and he enjoys sports.  He is an excellent student.