The Josephat Torner Scholarship Program
After Josephat passed away, the Josephat Torner Foundation Europe decided to continue our fight for people with albinism, and the best way to honour Josephat at this moment, is by realising the Josephat Torner Scholarship Project. JT scholarship is provided for young people with albinism who are coming from poor families who do not have means of continuing the education of their children.
On this page we introduce 4 of the children that receive a JT scholarship; Ramadhani, Mariam, Maria and Pius, but there are a lot more children who need our support. The children need books, school fees, school uniforms, dormitory, transport costs… You can help them by donating, every small or large amount is welcome!
De Josephat Torner Foundation Europe gaat verder met een uitgebreid studiebeursprogramma voor jongeren met albinisme. Onderwijs vormt een stabiele basis van eigenwaarde, zelfvertrouwen en kennis.
Op deze pagina kan je kennis maken met Ramadhani, Mariam, Maria en Pius, die een JT scholarship ontvangen. Maar er zijn nog veel meer kinderen die onze steun nodig hebben. Voor de financiering van schoolkosten zoals boeken, schriften, openbaar vervoer, schooltenue’s is ieder klein of groot bedrag welkom.
Ramadhani (21) was raised by his mother. He was a very happy boy. Ramadhani has lived in a shelter for several years, when the situation was very bad for children with albinism in Tanzania. His mother was very worried. Ramadhani was able to return to his home in 2016 and was reunited with his mother, who was very very happy. Ramadhani successfully completed his high school. To continue his education, he is sponsored by JTFE, to cover for his study fees and accommodation. He is now enrolled in the diploma course in Community Development at the University of Iringa. He dreams of becoming a social worker to help children with albinism.
If you want to support a student like Ramadhani you can donate here.
Mariam (8) comes from an extremely poor family in Simiyu Province. Simiyu is one of the poorest regions in Tanzania (Josephat himself came from Simiyu) Her parents are not able to take care for her, therefore she lives with her aunt. For her safety she has been living in a shelter for several years, but after the attacks against people with albinism became less in Tanzania, Josephat promoted family reunification programs, and Mariam was able to return to her village. Josephat knew this girl for many years, and selected her to attend a private English-medium primary school as she is a bright and fast-learning child. Earlier she was commuting to the local primary school on foot, which was not considered safe. Now she lives at the school dormitory and she enjoys the company of the other children.
If you want to support a child like Mariam you can donate here.
Maria (11) has been supported by JTFE since September 2019. Maria comes from a single parent family in Mwanza. Her father left the family when his wife gave a birth to a child with albinism, as happens more often. Nevertheless, Maria is a happy and outgoing girl. She attends a private English-medium school in Mwanza. Josephat had decided to send her to this private school because she is a very intelligent girl. A girl like Maria would be able to benefit greatly from quality private school education for her future self-reliance.
Maria started commuting to school by public transport, however due to safety issues, she will be changed to stay at a dormitory from July 2020.
If you want to support the education for Maria you can donate here.
Pius is one of the students that receive a Josephat Torner Scholarship. He is studying Financial Administration at the Institute for financial management in Mwanza, Tanzania.
Pius is working very hard, he is a very good student. He dreams of becoming a professional accountant and starting up his own company.
Please support the Josephat Torner Foundation to help students like Pius, you can donate here.