When Ramadhan was in Form 2, both of his parents passed away, leaving him and his young brother without the financial means to continue their education. Rama was able to complete secondary school, passing his exams with high marks, but could not afford to continue onto form 5. It was at this time, in 2011, that Ramadhan was connected to the Sasamani Foundation. With support from Sasamani, in the form of school fees, accommodation fees, and counseling from Gladness, Rama was able to attend Mwinyi High school for Form 5 and Form 6. He passed his exams with high marks, and went on to receive his Bachelor's of Science in Biotechnology from Sokoine University of Agriculture, in Morogoro, TZ. Now that he has graduated, Rama is giving back to his community. He is currently volunteering at Ifakara Health Institute, researching malaria, whilst simultaneously teaching biology and chemistry to Form 1 through Form 4 students at a secondary school in Bagamoyo. With a degree and employment, Rama not only supports himself, but gives back to his community and supports his younger brother’s school fees, as well.
Ramadhan offers his personal thanks to Sasamani in the letter below. Ramadhan's life trajectory was forever changed through Sasamani sponsorship. He is self-sufficient, giving back to his community, and supporting his family. You can break the cycle of poverty for other students and families by becoming a sponsor. It seems impossible, but the truth is, a donation of $225 per year will change a life.