Graduate Update – Liku (’15)

November 28, 2018 10:38 am Published by

This is a continuation of our series of blogs written by our graduates! These are all girls who had lived at Bibi Mimi’s Girls’ Home on our Kitongo campus, but who graduated from Joseph and Mary Secondary School (several of them among our first ever class of graduates), and are now in various higher education programs around Tanzania! We know that many of our supporters are interested in what these young women are up to these days, so we hope this provides some insight.

We asked the girls to not only update us on what they were studying, but, like any recent graduate, what some challenges were that they had faced since leaving our campus and how they have managed to cope with those challenges. We also asked them to pass on pieces of advice to their younger sisters!

“My name is Liku and I am currently studying Community Development at the College of Community Development found in the Arusha region. I chose this field of study so I can interact with new people and gain new skills and knowledge through them.  After completing my program, I would like to work in anything that will require my professional skills or where I might learn more skills while I am waiting for my university section for a Bachelors in Sociology.

During my transition time I learned and experienced many things, like how to live with different people. I learned about computers through a VETA curse in Mwanza, volunteered at the Isenga Primary School in Mwanza, and interned at Orkeeswa School in Arusha. It was challenging to leave the Kitongo campus and experience a new life different from Mainsprings: JBFC and meet new people with different attitudes and perceptions, but I made it. I really miss living with my lovely family and sharing ideas and I also miss the moments that we had together as a family.Mainsprings: JBFC built my confidence and taught me many things about life. Mainsprings has been helping me make my dreams come true by supporting me in school. I would advise my younger sisters at Bibi Mimi’s to study hard and focus on their studies so that their dreams can come true. They should also remember to pray hard so that God can give them health and protect them from troubles and storms in their life, and they should have respect to everyone who is surrounding them. They should also love each other anywhere they go!”

Liku completed her 1-year certificate program in Community Development at the College of Community Development in Monduli, Arusha. She has also finished her first year if a 2-year Diploma in Development at the same College. Between completing her first year and beginning her second year, Liku has been volunteering at our Kitongo campus working in the Office of Student Development! It was great to have her around campus again!

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