- Range from 12-20 years old (excluding the kindergarten)
- Are generally above average academic ability
- Are highly motivated
- Predominately come from financially disadvantaged families
- Come from many different regions of Tanzania
- Enjoy a totally non-discriminatory atmosphere
- Are able to fully concentrate on their studies as 95% of them board
DANIEL BUKINDA’S mother died in 2000 followed by his father who died in 2001. After the death of Daniel’s parents, he and his two sisters and one younger brother have been cared for by his grandmother who is 62 years old. Their grandmother is a peasant and Daniel says food is not a problem at home but money to pay for their education is. At WATU, Daniel is being sponsored by Acacia Gold Mine based in Kahama- his home town.
LOVENESS EDWARD MSUYA is 15 and comes from Arusha. Her mother is the one who takes care of the family because the father, who was a driver, had an accident and lost his right hand. There are three children in the family and 300,000 shillings (about 130 Swiss francs ) is contributed in fees.
SAMWEL EDWIN is 15 and comes from Arusha. His father, who is by himself, is a gardener and is able to contribute 600,000 shillings (about 270 Swiss francs) to the school in fees.