Neema Abdi, DOB 02-28-2008. Neema lives with her mother and older sister and brother.  Her father died in 2011 and Neema's mother struggles to support the family and pay for their education.  She received a Micro Loan in 2013, and sells 2nd hand clothing in order to make money.  They live in a 1-room rented house with no electricity and an outside tap for water.  Cat. Blue. Doctor.  Neema enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2013.  She is very kind to all the students, and her favorite subject is science.  She is an excellent student.

Neema Nestory, DOB 09-08-2007.  Neema lives with her mother and four siblings.  Neema's father died in 2008, leaving her mother without any means to support the family.  Neema's mother suffers from chronic asthma, making it impossible for her to work a permanent job.  They live in a two-room rented house with no electricity.  They rely upon relatives for financial support.  Cow. Purple. Police woman.  Neema enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2011.  Neema is creative and eager to learn new things.  Her favorite subject is English.  She is also athletic and artistic. 

Amina Hamisi, DOB 2-19-2009.  Amina's parents are separated.  Due to lack of education neither parent is able to find a permanent job and must work casual labor.  Amina's father's aunt and uncle agreed to care for Amina and she lives with them along with their 3 children.  They live in 2 rooms with electricity and an outside tap for water.  Dog. Purple. Nurse.  Amina enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2014.  She is a little shy.  Her favorite subject is Mathematics and she is also artistic.  She is a good student.

Aisha Hussein, DOB 4-8-2008.  Aisha lives with her single mother along with an older brother and a younger sister.  Her father died in 2013.  He was a mechanic and her mother a housewife.  Currently Aisha's mother does not have a permanent job and is caring for he younger sister.  After the father's death the family moved to smaller housing and is still struggling.  They live in a one room rented house with no electricity and an outside tap for water.  Rabbit, Purple. Doctor.  Aisha enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2014.  She is shy and sweet.  Her favorite subject is Kiswahili.  She is a good student.

The first Minnesota Academy students.  Class of January 2015

Rendering of the completed Minnesota Academy Campus

Rahma Bakari, DOB 08-23-2008.  Rahma lives with her grandparents.  Her mother lives in Arusha since divorcing from her father.  Rahma's mother works as a food vendor to support the family.  Rahma and her grandparents live in a two-room house with no electricity.  Lion. Purple. Teacher.  Rahma enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2012.  She is talkative, yet sometimes shy.  Her favorite subject is sports.  She is an excellent student. 

Safina Musa, DOB 01-09-2008.  Safina is an orphan who lives with her grandmother.  Her mother passed away in December 2012.  Safina's grandmother sells charcoal and firewood in order to support the family.  They live in a two-room rented house with no electricity and an outside tap for water.  Elephant. Black. Teacher.  Safina enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2013.  Safina is very intelligent, and likes to keep to herself.  Her favorite subject in English.  She is an excellent student.

Gisla Linus, DOB 09-30-2007. Gilsa lives with her single mother along with her older brother.  Her mother is in poor health and is unable to work.  She is unwilling to be tested for HIV/AIDS.  Prior to becoming ill, Gilsa's mother was working at the market in Moshi.  Currently, relatives and neighbors are helping the family.  They live in a one-room mud house with no electricity or water.  Lion. Black. Teacher.  Gilsa enrolled in TAFCOM"S pre-school in 2014.  She is a little shy, but very smart.  She is an excellent student.   

Tausi Salimu, DOB 08-14-2008.  Tausi's mother divorced her husband because he took a 2nd wife, which is acceptable in the Muslim religion.  The two women were unable to get along and there was too much conflict.  Tausi's father doe not provide support for her and her 2 older sisters.  Her mother sells 2nd hand clothing at the market in Moshi to support the family.  They live in a one-room rented house with no electricity and an outside tap for water.  Rabbit. Yellow. Doctor.  Tausi enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2013.  Her favorite subject is Kiswahili.  She is also athletic and artistic. 

Amina Tumaini, DOB 6-12-2007.  Amina lives with her mother and older brother.  Her mother left her father because of his abusive behavior and the risk to her children.  Amina's mother is HIV positive; fortunately both children have tested negative.  They live in a one room concrete house that has electricity and water.  Elephant, White. Teacher.  Amina enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2010.  She is creative and friendly.  She is an excellent, well-behaved student.

Queen Bazil, DOB 05-15-2008. Queen and her older brother live at home with their single mother.  She sells fruits and vegetables at the market in Moshi to make money.  They live in a one-room rented house with electricity and an outside tap for water.  Hippo. Red. Doctor.  Queen enrolled in TAFCOM"s pre-school in 2011.  She is described by her teachers as smart, funny, and active.  Her favorite subject in math.

Mwantumu Kibu, DOB 09-14-2007.  Mwantumu lives with her mother and three siblings.  Her father has not provided support to the family since her parents divorced.  Mwantumu's mother cooks and sells chapatti (bread) for a living.  Her mother makes enough money to pay for rent and food, but struggles to pay for the children's school fees.  They live in a 2-room rented house with no electricity and an outside tap for water.  Elephant. Red. Teacher.  Mwantumu enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2011.  She has a lot of friends, and is a very good 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

Samira Idrissa, DOB 12-03-2007.  Samira and her younger brother live with their single mother.  Her mother left her father because he was physically abusive.  Samira's mother sells fruit and vegetables at the market in Moshi.  They live in a 2-room rented house with electricity and an outside tap for water.  Goat. Yellow. Teacher.  Samira enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2013.  She is a shy student who's favorite subject is math.  She is a excellent student.   

Joyce Emanuel, DOB 09-14-2006.  Joyce and her younger brother live with their parents.  Her mother is in poor health and unable to work.  Joyce's father is also not well but works casual labor in the rice fields.  They live in a one-room rented concrete house with no electricity and an outside tap for water.  Lion. Black. Businesswomen.  Joyce enrolled in TAFCOM"S pre=school in 2013.  Her favorite subject is English.  She is very friendly and an excellent student. 

Amina Siraji, DOB 3-13-2008.  Amina's mother is working as a live-in house girl to earn money to support her child.  Amina lives wither grandmother who is elderly and unable to work.  They live in a 3 room mud house with no electricity or water.  Horse. Purple. Teacher.  Amina enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2014.  She is talkative, friendly and active.  Amina's favorite subject is English.  She is a good student.

Zuhura Mtaalam, DOB 11-01-2008. Zuhura and her older brother live with their mother who separated from their father when he took a 2nd wife, which is acceptable in the Muslim religion.  Zuhura's mother has a fruit stand outside of their house in order to make money.  They live in a one-room rented house with no electricity and an outside tap for water.  Lion. Blue. Doctor.  Zuhura enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2013.  Zuhura is well-behaved but very shy, making it difficult for her to make friends.  Her favorite subject is Kiswahili.

Zainabu Halidi, DOB 05-03-2009.  Zainabu and her older sister live with their parents who are both HIV positive.  Her mother sells charcoal outside of their house.  Due to health issues, Zainabu's father is unable to work.  They live in a 2-room rented house with no electricity and an outside tap for water.  Rabbit. Green. Doctor.  Zainabu enrolled in TAFCOM's pre-school in 2013.  A sweet and well-behaved child, Zainabu is well liked by her classmates.  Her favorite subject is Kiswahili.  She is an excellent student. 

Martha Leonard, DOB 12-01-2007. Martha lives with her mother and 2 older siblings.  Her father wanted a second wife which is acceptable in the Muslim religion.  He refused to provide support if Martha's mother would not agree.  She divorced him and now sells vegetables in the market.  The family lives in a 2 room rented house with electricity and an outside tap for water.  Cat. Red. Teacher.  Martha enrolled in TAFCOM's preschool in 2012.  She is a well behaved, loving child.  Her favorite subject is math.  She is an excellent student ranking first in her class.  She is a quick learner and easily understands all subjects.

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