Shaban’s Blog


Hi everyone!

I hope you are all fine and doing well. I am also fine and doing well.

I am now on holidays. Right now, I am in Himo at the orphanage with everyone else. I am very glad to see them again. Yesterday, we visited International School Moshi (ISM), the school Revo goes to. We had fun with the students there. We did some swimming and played basketball together.

I will soon go to spent time with my relatives in the village. I will get to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with them.

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015!


Hi everyone,

I am here at Moshi in the office. We came from school for a short holiday. I was very happy to go back in school for the second term. I was glad I was able to meet my friends again. I am trying  very hard in my studies and willing to become position one in my class. We will be back in school on first October this year. Here at the orphanage I am happy to meet the other kids and glad to spend some of the time with them.



Hi Everyone,

Right now I am in Moshi at the office with Mama Theresa and the other volunteers. I have already been on holiday for two weeks. I started being tutored this Monday at a center known as Hope Academy Center. Today was my first day there; it is really cool being there and the teachers are teaching very well. I am really enjoying holiday especially spending time with the other kids at the orphanage. During this holiday we on a safari at Ndarakwai where we saw different animals.



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16/6/2014 Shabani’s term 3 grades are up! Here is the grading scale: 81-100 =A, 61-80=B, 41- 60 =C, 31-40=D

Class Term 1 Term 2 Term  3 Rank1 Rank2 Rank3
Civics 84
History 72
Geography 88
Kiswahili 69
English 86
Physics 75
Chemistry 81
Biology 76
Math 67
Bible  Knowledge 70

Shoe polish & shoe shine mitt (to share with Edward & Mwenda)5/31/2013 Hi everyone, Right now I am on a long holiday from school.  I am really happy to be back at home.  I really enjoyed school a lot especially spending time with my friends. We had exams last week, I did it well and I am sure to perform well. Today I will go back to Himo to meet the other kids at the orphanage and spend some time with them. The school will re-open on the twelfth of July. 4/22/2013 Hi everyone! I am now on vacation that actually ends today! I will be going back to school tomorrow with Edward and Mwenda. As I wrote earlier, my new school’s name is Tengeru Boy’s Secondary. It is in Arusha. I love the school so much. It has good teachers and the environment is conducive for studies. I have made a lot of new friends. The students are so nice to each other and to the teachers. They behave extremely well. I enjoy the classes a lot. My favorite subjects are Chemistry, Biology and Physics and my best friend at school is Samuel. I like him because he is my study partner. We review all of our home work together. I’m going back to school with some new things!

  • 1 pair of socks & 1 pair of boxers
  • 1 toothbrush

I hope that you all had a wonderful and enjoyable Easter. Mine was good! I met up with my old friends with whom I completed grade seven at the Royal School.  They came by the orphanage in Himo to see me! The next holiday will be the 31st of May until 12th of July. It will  be a little over a one-month long holiday so I expect to do a lot things. It will be fun! Everyone from the house in Himo will be away from school so we will get to see each other and have fun together. 04/16/2014 In the past 6 months, I have received:

  • 4 books for Math, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Money for transport to and from school
  • 1 pair of sport shoes & 3 pairs of sport socks
  • 1 pair of sandals
  • 1 pair of school shoes & 3 pairs of school socks
  • Uniform items: 2 trousers, 2 shirts, 1 tie, 1 sweater & 1 pair of sport shorts
  • 10 counter books & 2 exercise books
  • 12 pencils, 12 pens, 3 erasers, 1 sharpener, 1 ruler & 1 math set
  • 1 towel
  • 4 body soaps
  • 2 toothbrushes & 3 toothpastes
  • 1 bar of laundry soap
  • 1 belt, 1 vest, 1 sweater, & 1 hat
  • 1 pillow & 3 bed sheets
  • 1 suitcase
  • 1 brush

Thank you! 11/27/2013 Hi Everyone! I hope you are doing well!  Last week I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for the day.  I really enjoyed it because it was fun climbing a mountain for the first time, and Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain peak. I climbed it last Saturday. I didn’t reach to the top but I hope one day I will climb to the top and be able to climb for my education! I graduated this year from primary school and next year I will be going to Tengeru Boys Secondary School.  It’s a really well regarded school in Arusha, Tanzania. I am so happy I got in! IMG_7995 This month I also got to learn lessons about life and how to plan for my life. During the lessons I was taught about values. I also discovered my two top values: 1. Spirituality 2. Respect I believe in God and that he helps me with everything that I do. I also believe that it’s important to respect everyone because if I respect others, they will respect me back! Tell me about you. What are your values? Also, what is the highest mountain peak in your home country and state? Below are my exam results for terms one and two from school for the year 2013. Results for term three will come  our soon. (see updated post)

5/2/2013 I am looking forward to graduating primary school and moving on to secondary school. I enjoy reading and playing sports. I am a fantastic runner and really enjoy every chance I get to run. I recently ran in a 5km in Moshi. I hope that my running will allow me to get prepared to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro one day! 4/1/2013 I was born on the 16th of December. What about you?  When is your birthday? I have one brother. His name is Juma!  He lives with me at the Kilimanjaro Kids Center/Orphanage in Himo, Tanzania. I don’t have any sisters. What about you?  How many brothers and sisters do you have?

Shabani reading with a volunteer

Me reading with, Pat a volunteer who visited us!

Shabani making his way through the ropes course

Making my way through a ropes course

Shabani leading the kids during a running race

Leading the kids during a running race with no shoes! I don’t like to wear them!


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