Stanley summer 2019 update


Hello everybody!

I hope that this finds you well. I am doing well and currently I am on vacation till October.

I am studying common law and I have completed my certificate in law. Soon in mid-October I will start talking my diploma in law courses. In the previous course, I liked every course as they all accounted to my career. My favourite courses were criminal law, civil law and human rights.

Through the certificate in law studies I had an introduction to common law and practice. I was also introduced to the skills of drafting legal documents in courts of law. The theoretical classes were well underlined through the field attachments. I was attached to the Moshi District Court and later had a week of experience at the Moshi town Primary Court. The field attachment was more practical knowledge than theory. At the end of the field attachment I had to write a well composed project essay. This was a report on what transpired during field attachment in connection with the theoretical classes I had at the University.

At the moment, I am lodging applications to various Universities for Diploma Courses. I have successfully lodged an application for Diploma in law course at Mzumbe University in Mbeya Campus. I am also having various medical check-up because I had medical issues when I was at the university. Apart from the application and the medical check-up that I am attending, I also help my grandparents with home chores and farm work at the village.

My recent favourite moment was on the 10th of August when the final Certificate in Law results were out and I had the Highest GPA of 4.5 of all the student and from the result I had the best certificate project essay with 91 scores. That is the recent favourite moment as it has a very crucial impact in my life. First it is from the best result that will enable me to qualify to go for Diploma studies in other universities or in the same university but at a different campus. Another great impact is that I will attend the university’s November awards for the best students. During the graduation ceremony I will receive the award for leading GPA and for the best certificate in law project essay.

Even though I am on holiday, there is no free time in the village unless one is lazy enough to create it. I spend all the time that I have on home chores and farm work routine. Some home chores include, cleaning the house, fetching water, preparing firewood, and helping with cooking. The farm work includes taking care of the animals (pigs, cows, goats and chickens) by feeding them and cleaning where they stay. Other works related to farming are adding animal manure to banana plants, taking care of the coffee plants and cultivating the farm.

I would like to thank every member of Make A Difference Now Organization for making a great difference in my life. This includes everyone who is reading this right now and would like to join the efforts to make a difference in millions of people’s lives through education. I believe that through helping me reach goals by obtaining a better education, I can make a difference in other people’s lives just as I experienced the difference through the support of other people.

By being a good lawyer I can help the oppressed who do not know about their rights. It can also be a nice ground for me to become a great politician. Being the best politician, I can make policies that will help to overcome the African challenges such as education, disease and ignorance, misuse of resources and many factors that will help to eradicate poverty.

It is my hope that everyone who reads this would like to support me to reach my dreams and join the efforts of making a difference in people’s lives. May good Lord God bless and protect you and your family, may he grant you long life on Earth and the promises of Heaven.


Stanley (Mwenda)

Mwenda, Volunteers of MAD

Visiting The Family Farm

Today in Tanzania, we met the family of Stanley, a student sponsored by Make A Difference Now. He is getting ready to attend college later in August. We went to his family farm. His grandparents were so kind to us and told us more about the value of hard work they have taught Stanley, having a motto of “work hard, no talking!”



They beamed with pride as they talked about their grandson and the future he has in university after coming from a life of poverty.

Stanley (when on school breaks) and his grandparents wake up early to take care of the animals they have and then begin the physical labor of caring for two different plots of land- one right by their house where they have bananas, avocados (yum!!!) and yams planted. They must walk an hour and a half to get to the other plot of land where they grow corn, beans and sunflowers for oil. Can you imagine walking an hour and a half to work? Most of what they raise is for their family to eat, but they are able to sell some crops. Each year this little money they raise helps them to afford improvements to their house including a new toilet and some more bricks for a house they are trying to build slowly. It has taken a number of years. Their current home has many cracks, but has weathered many storms. It was built by Stanley’s grandfathers’ great grandfather!

*Pictured are Sean and Grace helping with farm chores: planting a banana tree and feeding goats. Stanley also showed us the long process of growing coffee, preparing it in a mortar and pestle, roasting it, and then grinding it in a mortar and pestle once again.


Studies On Holiday

Hi everyone!

I am now on holiday. During my holiday I have planned to go to the village and help my grandparents with some farm work.

I have also planned to do revision and home package studies. Next year I will be in Form III (10th grade equivalent), therefore I have to work even harder so that I can achieve my goals.

May almighty God bless you all!


Tutoring on Holiday

Jambo everyone!

Hope you are all fine. I am now on holiday and it’s time for tutoring. I have been trying my best in school but still need help with math class and physics class, which I am tutoring for.

On this holiday I have also been in the village helping my grandparents with farm work and home chores. I really had a good time with them.

In the next term I am expecting to have national exams for Form II, which will promote me to Form III next year.

Let me know more about you!

Have a good day!!




On Holiday


I am now on holidays. I have planned to review all that I learned this year so that I won’t have any trouble next year when I will be in Form Two (grade 9); this is when I will sit for national exams.

I am now at the guest house in Moshi town with my friends from the orphanage updating my Blog. I came from my village this morning to be here with everyone else and I will leave later in the evening for my village where I will get to see and spend time with my relatives.

I hope you are all having a wonderful moment with your families. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!