Where do you live?
I live in the city of Tanga, Tanzania
How old are you as the main caregiver?
I live with my Auntie Tahabu
How many children are in the family?
My aunt takes care of seven children including me. There’s Salma (17), Jabili (15), Mzaruba (13), Me – Wanja (12), Mudi (10), Yusuf (9), and little Zuberi (2).
What program do you and your children attend at Pamoja Leo?
Tell us a little bit about your life:
My name is Wanja and I am 12 years old. I live with my auntie and cousins in the south of Tanga City. I am in class 5 of primary school. I have lived with my auntie ever since my parents passed away.
What is your goal for yourself/what do you want to be when you grow up?
When I grow up, I want to become a primary school teacher.
What is your best advice for other girls?
My best advice for other girls is to study hard
Something that makes you happy or is important to you:
It makes me happy that I have the chance to go to school.
What do you want the world to know about your family?
I want the world to know that my family is faithful and we pray together a lot.
What are you most looking forward to from working with Pamoja Leo? OR What do you like most about the program you attend?
I really enjoy bead-making at Girl’s Group.