Angela Tumaini

Justine Thomas

 

 

 

 

David Reuben Sakinoi

Robert M. Temu

Lucia J. Kivol

 

Abubakar Mohammed

Kibacha Chalambo Athumani Hyasinti Cosmas MachaJoseph Lugangire

 

Gaston Melkiory Mojha

Elias Cyprian Ngum

Shedrack Samwel

Edward Minja

Meshack Kosianga Kivuyo

Peter Silayo

 

 

 

 

 

Lukiano Barnabas Mkuta

Abdallah Maneno Hussein  

Jacob George Luoga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  James Mathias Ligelele   

Dickson Felix Mwaigande

    Isack Laban Munuo   

 

Elia Joel Mshanga   

 

  Jonas Rogath  

Said Alanus Mwanja

 

 

Charles Obed      

Daniel A. Kilango  

 

 

 Paul A. Meela

Peter E. Mushi

Dickson M. Sumari

    Robert S. Mshanga   

Abraham Alexander   

Peter John Silayo 

Robert Charles

 

 

 

 

Deogratiasi Augustino Mosha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Jimmy Athmani Tarimo  

Bryson Eliona Munuo 

Charles Richard Mdafu

Hassani Issa kahema 

 

 

 

 

 

   John Mafala Mtui  

Bandie B. Imyola 

Edward Ernest Kutingala 

Andrew Joseph Mshuza

  Godfrey Tadeo Kipokola  

Abraham Nicholas Kipokola 

Batchi Vitalis Donat 

Alpha Simon Lemunga Tadei Joachim Nzyunga 

 Msuri Samuel Moshi 

Julio Francis Ludago

Pascal Gervas

Venance Vicent Damas

Joseph David Msaki

 Joshua Harold Mlay

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respick Prosper Mushi  

Amanyisye Justo 

 

 

 Diglan Makombo Tesha

 

Martin Stanslaus Mpuya

 

Matthew Heavenlight Lyimo

      Makeke R. Sandy 

Musa Shaabani Mbaga

Martin Stanslaus Mpuya 

 

Humphrey Jumbe Nnko

 

 

Scholarships!

As of March 22, 2014, a total of 66 scholarships have been awarded:

  •  sixteen "rainy season" scholarships for 2014
  •  one two-month scholarship for 2014 
  •  two different full school year scholarships for 2013/2014
  •  fifteen "rainy season" scholarships for 2013
  •  one full school year scholarship for 2012/2013  
  •  sixteen "rainy season" scholarships for 2012
  •  nine scholarships in 2011
  •  four scholarships in 2010
  •  two scholarships in 2009

We are actively soliciting donations so that we can offer both full school year scholarships and "rainy season" scholarships in the future.  

 

Scholarships awarded March 2014

 

Seventeen scholarships for "rainy season" courses at Bridge Institute of Business Studies were awarded to the following individuals. The courses will run from March 17 - May 9, 2014. 

 

Angela Tumaini - assistant guide with African Walking Company and sponsored by KGSF Directors to the guide course.  Angela is 20 years old; she completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  She was a porter for 1 year; she has been an assistant guide for 1 year.  Angela wanted this scholarship "because I need it to achieve my future plan".

 

Justine Thomas - guide with African Walking Company and sponsored by a 2011 Kili Climber to the guide course.  Justine is 34 years old; he is marrried with 2 young children; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 4 years; he was an assistant guide for 2 years; he has been a guide for 7 years.  He wanted this scholarship "to increase my professionalism, knowledge, and confidence".

 

Robert Godfrey - guide with African Walking Company and sponsored by Gane & Marshall to the guide course.  Robert is 31 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 3 years; he was an assistant guide for 3 years; he has been a guide for 1 year.  He wanted this scholarship "so as to improve my ways of working and dealing with clients".

 

David Reuben Sakinoi - guide with African Walking Company and sponsored by Exodus to the guide course.  David is 33 years old; he is married with 2 young children; he completed 4 years of Primary and 7 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 3 years; he was an assistant guide for 2 years; he has been a guide for 1 year.  He wanted this scholarship "because I would like to expand my tour guiding knowledge and improve my English speaking ability".

 

Robert M. Temu - guide with African Walking Company and sponsored by World Expeditions to the guide course.  Robert is 30 years old; he is married with 2 young children; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 3 years; he was an assistant guide for 7 years; he has been a guide for 4 years.  He wanted this scholarship "to insure my improvement and to gain more experience in my working industry".

 

 

 

Lucia J Kivol - assistant guide with African Walking Company and sponsored by a future climber with Exodus to the guide course.  Lucia is 29 years old; she is married with two children; she completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  She was a porter for 3 years; she has been an assistant guide for 1 year.  Lucia wanted this scholarship "to improve my guiding skills"; she hopes to become a tour leader.

 

 

 

 

Abubakar Mohammed - guide with Tanzania Journey and sponsored by a 2013 Kili climber and a 2010 safari tour visitor to the guide course.  Abubakar is 28 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 1 year; he was an assistant guide for 6 months; he has been a guide for 2 years.  He wanted this scholarship "to get more knowledge in order to advance in my career".

 

 

 

Kibacha Chalambo Athumani - guide with Tanzania Journey and sponsored by two 2013 Kili climbers to the guide course.  Kibacha is 29 years old; he is married with one young child; he completed 7 years of Primary, 7 years of Secondary, and 2 years of Advanced Secondary.  He was a porter for 1 year; he was an assistant guide for 2 years; he has been a guide for 3 years.  He wanted this scholarship "to improve my working standard so that I can become more professional and productive for the nation".

 

Hyasinti Cosmas Macha - porter with African Walking Company and sponsored by the Inspired to Walk Team from the UK to the porter course.  Macha is 51 years old; he is married with 6 children; he completed 7 years of Primary and 3 years of Secondary.  He has been a porter for 5 years.  He wanted this scholarship "to improve my education and my work shills and to become the best guide in the future".

 

 

Joseph A. Lugangira - cook with African Walking Company and sponsored by a 2013 Kili climber to the porter course.  He is 48 years old; he is married with 4 children; he completed 7 years of Primary.  He was a porter for 2 years and he has been a cook for 10 years.  He has climbed Kili over 284 times!  He wanted this scholarship "to improve my work and to be a more professional cook".

 

 

 

Gaston Melkiory Mojha - guide with Private Kilimanjaro and sponsored by Private Kilimanjaro to the guide course.  He is 31 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 2 years; he was an assistant guide for 3 years; he has been a guide for 8 years.  He wanted this scholarship "to improve his guiding skills".

 

 

Elias Cyprian Nguma - porter with Private Kilimanjaro and sponsored by Private Kilimanjaro to the porter course.  He is 25 years old; he completed 7 years of Primay; he has been a porter for 7 years.  He wanted this scholarship "to improve my English speaking, to study flora and fauna on Kili, and to study about customer services".

 

 

 

Shedrack Samwel - porter with Big Expeditions and sponsored by Alpine Ascents to the porter course.  He is 32 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary; he has been a porter for 9 years.  He wanted this scholarship "to help him to become a guide in the future".

 

 

Edward Minja - guide with African Walking Company and sponsored by a group of ten 2013 Kili climbers to the guide course.  Edward is 27 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary.  He was a porter for 2 years; he was an assistant guide for 1.5 years; he has been a guide for 1 year.  He wanted this scholarship because " it will enable me to improve".

 

 

 

Meshack Kosianga Kivuyo - porter with African Walking Company and sponsored by a group of ten 2013 Kili climbers to the porter course.  He is 30 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary; he completed 4 years of secondary; he has been a porter for 6 years.  He wanted this scholarship "to gain more knowledge on tourism and to be professional in the tourism field".

 

 

 

Peter Silayo - Peter works for Big Expeditions and he was sponsored to the porter course in 2013.  He successfully completed the course.  A 2014 Kili climber with Alpine Ascents met Peter and decided to sponsor him to the guide coure in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scholarship awarded January 2014

 

One two-month 2014 scholarship for a Basic Computer Foundation course was awarded to Lukiano Barnabas Mkuta.  He will be completing this course at Keyfield Career Centre.  Lukiano is 21 years old and he was a porter during 2013.  He hopes to successfully complete this course so he can then enroll in an advanced course on Cisco routers.

 

 

Scholarhsips awarded August 2013

 

One full year 2013/2014 scholarship was awarded to Abdallah Maneno Hussein.  He was a guide with Ahsante Tours.  He is enrolled in a one year course leading to a Technician Certificate in Wildlife Tourism at the College of African Wildlife Management in Mweka.  This one year course began on August 5, 2013.  Abdallh is sponsored by a climber from the UK.

 

One full year 2013/2014 scholarship was awarded to Jacob George Luoga.  He was an assistant guide with Zara Tours.  In December, he will begin a one year course leading to a Technician Certificate in Tour Guiding and Driving at Intel Training Centre in Moshi.  Jacob is sponsored by a climber from Denmark. 

 

 

 

 

Scholarships awarded March 2013

Fifteen scholarships for a "rainy season" course at Bridge Institute of Business Studies were awarded to the following individuals. The course will run from March 18 - May 10, 2013. 

These individuals report climbing Kili from "more than 70 times" to "more than 300 trips". 

 

James Mathias Ligelele - assistant guide with African Walking Company and sponsored by World Expedition.  James is 31 years old; he is married with 2 young children; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 2 years; he has been an assistant guide for 5 years.  He recently became a licensed guide with Kilimanjaro National Park.  He wanted this scholarship " because I need to expand my knowledge, especially on the skills I have".  James successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 69%.  

 

 

 

Dickson Felix Mwaijande - guide with African Walking Company and sponsored by Gane & Marshall.  Dickson is 33 years old; he is married with 2 children; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 3 years; he was an assistant guide for 3 years; he has been a guide for 1 year.  He wanted this this scholarship " to express my future planning on become the African wildlife technician leader".  Dickson successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 75%. 

 

Isaack Laban Munuo - guide with African Walking Company and sponsored by Exodus.  Isaack is 34 years old; he is married with 1 child; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 5 years; he was an assistant guide for 2 years; he has been a guide for 3 years.  He wanted this scholarship " Cause I need to improve my job....I need to have good English....Is better for me to have computer course....to have good leadership".  Isaack successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 77%. 

 

 

 

 

Elia Joel Mshanga - guide with African Walking Company and sponsored by a Kili climber.  Elia is 26 years old; he is not married; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary and 1 year of Advanced.  He was a porter for 2 years; he was an assistant guide for 3 years; he has been a guide for 3 years.  He wanted this scholarship " So as I can become a compittnt guide and skillfull".  Elia successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 75%. 

 

 

 

Jonas Rogath - guide with African Walking Company and sponsored by a Kili climber.  Jonas is 30 years old; he is married with 2 young children; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 4 years; he was an assistant guide for 4 years; he has been a guide for 1 season.  He wanted this scholarship " because of improving my professionalism and my knowledge....to provide myself greater opportunities".  Jonas successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 62%. 

 

 

 

Said Athuman Mwanja - guide with African Walking Company and sponsored by KGSF Directors.  Said is 24 years old; he is not married; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 2 years; he was an assistant guide for 3 years; he has been a guide for 1 year.  He wanted this scholarship " in order to improve the level of my education and gain more skills and experience".  Said successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 88%. 

 

 

Charles Obed - guide with Summits Africa and sponsored by a Kili climber and a KGSF donor.  Charles is 38 years old; he is married with 3 children; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary and 2 years of Advanced.  He was a porter for 3 years; he was an assistant guide for 4 years; he has been a guide for 3 years.  He wanted this scholarship " because I need to help my and other families in my life. And also to be able to develop my company and I want to further my career to become professional guide equiped with wildlife knowledge, geology and expand my English".  Charles successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 77%.  

 

Daniel A. Kilango - guide with Summits Africa and sponsored by KGSF Directors.  Daniel is 32 years old; he is not married; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a Porter for 3 years; he was an assistant guide for 2 years; he has been a guide for 1 year.  He wanted this scholarship " To be a qualified professional leader....To be an English fluent speaking....To be a professional guide".  Daniel successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 75%. 

 

 

 

 

Paul Aloyce Meela - guide with Tanzania Experience and sponsored by a Kili climber.  Paul is 41 years old; he is married with 4 childern (ages 21, 18, 16, and 11).  He completed 7 years of Primary.  He was a porter for 4 years; he was an assistant guide for 5 years; he has been a guide for 6 years.  He wanted this scholarship " To improve comunication with my clients".  Paul successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 58%. 

Peter E. Mushi - guide with Tanzania Experience and sponsored by a Kili climber.  Peter is 42 years old; he is married with 2 children; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 1 year; he was an assistant guide for 6 months; he has been a guide for 7 years.  He wanted this scholarship " to become professional in mountain tourguiding, to improve my communication skills, to be able to identify and describe flora and fauna found around the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro".  Peter successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 52%. 

 

Dickson Marko Sumari - porter with Duma and sponsored by a Kili climber.  Dickson is 29 years old; he is married with 1 child; he completed 7 years of Primary.  He wanted this scholarship " in order to be Professional tour guide....to be comptent with my work".  Dickson successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 71%. 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stephen Mshanga - porter with Migunga Tours and sponsored by Migunga Tours.  Robert is 21 years old; he is not married; he completed 8 years of Primary and 1 year of Secondary.  He stated the following: " I want this scholarship form bottom of my heart because it will helps in sharpen up my brain as increasing knowledge".  Robert successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 79%. 

 

 

 

Abraham Alexander - porter with Big Expeditions/Alpine Ascents sponsored by a Kili climber.  Abraham is 37 years old; he is married with 1 child; he completed 7 years of Primary.  He wanted this scholarship " improvement in communication....help to move from one stage in development to another....upgrade skills & knowledge".  Abraham successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 65%. 

 

 

 

Peter John Silayo - porter with Big Expeditions/Alpine Ascents sponsored by a Kili climber and KGSF Directors.  Peter is 32 years old; he is married with 2 children; he completed 7 years of Primary.  He wanted this scholarship " Improve knowledge and skills....To overcome challenges that can occured especial life".  Peter successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 77%. 

 

 

 

Robert Charles - cook with African Walking Company sponsored by KGSF Directors.  Robert is 35 years old; he is married with 1 child; he completed 7 years of Primary.  He was a porter for 5 years; he has been a cook for 9 years.  He wanted this scholarship " because this is first opportunity for me and it's very expensive for me to get school fee.  This will be good chance to increase my skills".  When asked about his hope for the future, he answered: "The day comes the day goes life needs change.  Without education can be hard to change this is only my hopes of my life".  Robert successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 77%. 

 

 

Scholarhsips awarded April 2012

One full year 2012/2013 scholarship was awarded to Deogratias Augustino Mosha.  He has enrolled in a one year course leading to a Technician Certificate in Wildlife Tourism at the College of African Wildlife Management in Mweka.  This one year course begins August 6, 2012. 

Deo is currently a guide with African Walking Company and he is being sponsored by a group of donors in the Chicago area.  Deo is 33 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He completed Secondary with a ranking of Division Three.  He was a porter for 4 years and an assistant guide for 2 years.  He has been a guide for 4 years; he is licensed with Kilimanjaro National Park; he has climbed Kili more than 110 times.  His goal is to become a wildlife tourism manager or a park warden.

 

 

Scholarhsips awarded February 2012

Sixteen scholarships for a "rainy season" course at Bridge Institute of Business Studies were awarded to the following individuals.  The course ran from March 1 - May 31, 2012.

 

Shaban Mombo - guide with AhSante Tours and sponsored by one 2010 Action Challenge Kili climber and other Action Challenge donors.  Shaban is 35 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 8 years and an assistant guide for 1 year.  He has been a guide for 5 years; he is licensed with Kilimanjaro National Park; he has climbed Kili more than 57 times.  He wanted this scholarship “in order to get more experience than I have”.  Shaban successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 66%. 

 

Jimmy Athmani Tarimo - guide with AhSante Tours and sponsored by a group of 2011 Action Challenge Kili climbers.  Jimmy is 31 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 3 months and an assistant guide for 3 months.  He has been a guide for 7 years; he is licensed with Kilimanjaro National Park; he has climbed Kili more than 150 times.  He wanted this scholarship “to expand my knowledge in tourism industry”.  Jimmy successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 68%. 

 

 

 

Bryson Eliona Munuo - porter with Tanzania-Experience and sponsored by one 2011 Action Challenge Kili climber.  Bryson is 33 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary.  He has been a porter for 5 years.  He wanted this scholarship “to know to speak English”. 

 

 

 

 

Charles Richard Mdafu - porter with Tanzania-Experience and sponsored by one 2011 Action Challenge Kili climber.  Charles is 33 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary.  He has been a Porter for 8 years.  He wanted this scholarship “to get new knowledge and to speak good English”.  Charles successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 71%.

 

 

 

Hassani Issa Kahema - assistant guide with Tanzania-Experience and sponsored by one 2011 Action Challenge Kili climber.  Hassani is 21 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for two years; he has been an assistant guide for 1 year.  He wanted this scholarship because “I want to be a guide”.  Hassani successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 61%.

 

Brayson Joseph Kisengeti - guide with AhSante Tours and sponsored by one 2011 Action Challenge Kili climber.  Brayson is 30 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary and 2 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 3 years; he was an assistant guide for 2 years.  He has been a guide for 4 months; he has climbed Kili more than 100 times.  He wanted this scholarship: “to improve my experience, to become more knowledgeable in tourism, and to be the best guide I can be”.

 

  

John Mafala Mtui - guide with African Walking Company and sponsored by Gane and Marshall.  John is 49 years old; he is married with 9 children ranging in age from 22 to 1.  He completed 7 years of Primary.  He was a porter for 6 years; he was an assistant guide for 3 years.  He has been a guide for 13 years; he is licensed with Kilimanjaro National Park.  He wanted this scholarship: “because I want to learn more and become a better guide – hopefully an international guide”.  John successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 55%. 

 

Bandie B. Imyola - guide with Migunga Tours and sponsored by Migunga Tours.  Bandie is 24 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He also completed Advanced Secondary school.  Until recently, he has worked as a freelance senior porter for 8 years.  He has climbed Kili more than 200 times.  He provided the following on his application: “I want this scholarship because it is my plan to be a stakeholder in the tourism industry in the world if I could advance my training in tourism especially in Mount Kilimanjaro climbing.  I believe that this will enable me to operate an incoming tour operator enterprise so as to increase and advance the lives of my siblings, parents, and the community where I live.”  Bandie successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 76%.

 

Edward Ernest Kutingala - guide with Migunga Tours and sponsored by Migunga Tours.  Edward is 35 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 4 years and an assistant guide for 3 years.  He has been a guide for 7 years; he is licensed with Kilimanjaro National Park; he has climbed Kili more than 100 times.  He provided the following on his application:  “I am working through experience so I would like to acquire knowledge so as to work more professionally.  My income is low as I have dependents so I do not earn enough to pay for this course.  I always love to train other guides so by getting this training, I will be able to broaden my knowledge and train other guides with much confidence.  I would like to stand by myself and to change from employee to employer.  In this case, I will empower my community by creating more jobs and increasing income to my community”.

 

Andrew Joseph Mshuza - porter with AhSante Tours and sponsored by one 2011 Action Challenge Kili climber.  Andrew is 25 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary.  He has been a porter for 3 years; he has climbed Kili more than 25 times.  He “wants to be a mountain guide to have a better living for him and his family”.

 

 

Godfrey Tadeo Kipokola - guide with African Walking Company and sponsored by Exodus.  Godfrey is 32 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 4 years and an assistant guide for 4 years.  He has been a guide for 1 year; he is licensed with Kilimanjaro National Park.  He provided the following on his application: “I want this scholarship in order to improve my skills.  I hope to become a competent tourism guide.”  Godfrey successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 76%.

 

 

Abraham Nicholaus Kipokola - guide with African Walking Company and sponsored by Exodus.  Abraham is 35 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 3 years and an assistant guide for 4 years.  He has been a guide for 5 years; he is licensed with Kilimanjaro National Park.  He wants this scholarship: “to improve my professional skills”.  He hopes: “to become the best leader during time working”.  Abraham successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 73%. 

 

Batchi Vitalis Donat - guide with Tanzania-Experience and sponsored by KGSF donors.  Batchi is 37 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 4 years.  He has been a guide for 4 years; he is licensed with Kilimanjaro National Park.  He wants this scholarship: “to improve my English, to improve skill communication, to be great and super guide, and to be professional guide”.  Batchi successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 68%.

 

Alpha Simon Lemunga- guide with African Walking Company and sponsored by World Expeditions.  Alpha is 26 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary, 4 years of Secondary, and 2 years of Advanced Secondary.  He also studied Italian for 6 months.  He was a porter for 6 months and an assistant guide for 2 years.  He has been a guide for 2 years; he is licensed with Kilimanjaro National Park.  He provided the following on his application: “I want this scholarship so as to achieve more knowledge and improve my skills.  I hope to have my own Company and to be a professional guide”.  Alpha successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 63%.

 

Tadei Joachimu Nzyunsu - porter with Duma and sponsored by Macs Adventure.  Tadei is 30 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He has been a porter for 7 years.  He wants this scholarship “to increase my skills”.

 

Msuri Samuel Moshi - guide with Duma and sponsored by Macs Adventure.  Msuri is 35 years old; he completed 7 years of Primary and 4 years of Secondary.  He was a porter for 4 years and an assistant guide for 2 years.  He has been a guide for 6 years; he is licensed with Kilimanjaro National Park.  He provided the following on his application: “I want this scholarship to improve my skills as a guide.”  Msuri successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 77%.

 

 

Scholarships awarded February 2011

Nine scholarships for a "rainy season" course at Bridge Institute of Business Studies were awarded to the following individuals.  The course ran from March 1 - May 31, 2011.

Julio Francis Ludago - sponsored by two December 2010 Kili climbers

Julio is married with two children.  He was a porter for 3 years and an assistant guide for 2 years.  He has been a guide for 3 years.  He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro more than 100 times.  In his scholarship application, he noted that he is actively learning French and Spanish languages.  Julio successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 65%. 

 

Pascal Gervas - sponsored by a January 2011 Kili climber 

Pascal has two children.  He was a porter for 5 years; he has been an assistant guide for 7 years.  He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro more than 250 times.  In his scholarship application, he noted: "I want this scholarship to improve my life and to support my family."  Unfortunately, Pascal was not able to complete the course.  At the mid-term, he had achieved an overall rating of 65%.

 

Venance Vicent Damas - sponsored by KGSF donors

Venance was a porter for 2 years and an assistant guide for 4 years.  He has been a guide for one year.  He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro more than 140 times.  In his scholarship application, he noted: "I want this scholarship because I want to increase my knowledge about administration studies, wildlife studies, tourism geography, and social studies."  Venance successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 66%. 

 

Joseph David Msaki - sponsored by Gane and Marshall

Joseph is married.  He was a porter for 4 years and an assistant guide for 3 years.  He has been a guide for one year.  He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro more than 147 times.  In his scholarship application, he noted: "I want this scholarship because I want to increase my knowledge and skills in the tourism industry.  I like being a guide because it allows me to make an income to support my family and it gives the opportunity to interact with people from around the world."  Joseph successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 65%.

 

Joshua Harold Mlay - sponsored by Exodus

Joshua was a porter for 2 years and an assistant guide for one year.  He has been a guide for 2 years.  He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro more than 75 times.  In his scholarhsip application, he noted: "To me, education is an endless process.  By undergoing these studies, I will be able to take different challenges in the tourism industry and I will be a useful resource to my entire community.  I enjoy showing visitors Kilimanjaro and this is a massive chance to develop a variety of skills.  The whole learning process is an ongoing situation that adds interest to my work."  Joshua successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 74%.

 

Prosper J. Swai - sponsored by AhSante Tours

Prosper has been a porter for 4 years.  He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro more than 50 times.  In his scholarship application, he noted: "I will work hard to become a professional mountain guide."  Prosper received an overall rating of 46%.

 

Respick Prosper Mushi - sponsored by Discover Adventure

Respick has been a porter for 2 years.  He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro more than 20 times.  He has completed primary and secondary education through Form Four.  In his scholarhsip application, he noted: " I want this scholarship because I want the improvement in my life nad good performance in my job."  Respick received an overall rating of 53%.

 

Amanyisye Justo - sponsored by KGSF Directors

Amanyisye was a porter for 6 months and he has been an assistant guide for one year.  He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro more than 25 times while working for African Walking Company and 30 times while working in the mountain cleaning crew with the Kilimanjaro National Park.  In his scholarship application, he noted: I want this scholarship so I can improve my skills/knowledge in handling clients properly.  I value the chance to expand my knowledge and develop some skills in tour administration."  After learning of receiving the scholarship, he shared: "Since I was a boy, I have dreamed of being involved with airplanes.  How cool it would be to pilot the plane with tourists from their home country and then guide them to the summit of Kilimanjaro."  Amanyisye successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 62%.

 

Diglan Makombo Tesha - sponsored by KGSF Directors

Diglan is married with two children .  He was a porter for 3 years and he has been an assistant guide for more than one year.  He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro more than 80 times.  In his scholarship application, he noted: "I want this scholarship because I want to gain more knowledge and improve my skills as this is my career and I depend on it."  After learning of receiving the scholarship, he shared: "When not climbing I like to farm.  We have family farm land in Rombo which provides enough food for our extended family as long as the rains are enough."  Diglan successfully completed the course and received an overall rating of 76%.

 

Scholarship awarded November 2010 - sponsored by Action Challenge

We issued our 6th scholarship to Martin Stanslaus Mpuya for the 2010/2011 school year on 10/9/2010.  Martin will attend Moshi University College of Co-Operative and Business Studies.  He is attending the second year of a two-year course for Diploma in Co-Operative Management and Accounting.

 

Scholarships awarded January 2010

We issued our 3rd - 5th scholarships for a "rainy season" course at Inter-Continental Training College for the following individuals on 1/26/2010.  The course ran from March 1 - May 31, 2010.

Matthew Heavenlight Lyimo - sponsored by Ku-Ring-Gai Veterinary Hospital

Matthew is married with two children.  He began climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in 1998 as a porter.  He has been a Chief guide since 2004 and has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro more than 120 times.  In his scholarship application, he noted: "I had always wanted to attend school, but due to lack of funds I could not.  I would be happy to get the scholarship in order to boost my career and to gain more experience and learn more skills that will help build my future."  Matthew completed the course and received an overall rating of 77%.

 

Makeke R. Sandy - sponsored by KGSF

Makeke is married with two children.  He began climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in 1994.  He has been a guide since 1999 and he has been to the summit more than 50 times.  In his application, he stated: "I would like this scholarship to get more knowledge about tourism and to be a better guide."  Makeke completed the course and recieved an overall rating of 68%.

 

Musa Shaabani Mbaga - sponsored by KGSF

Musa is married with two children.  He bagan climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2000.  He has been a guide since 2008 and has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro more than 100 times.  In his application, he stated: "The scholarship would help me to broaden the scope of my professional knowledge as a tour guide."  Musa completed the course and received an overall rating of 70%.

 

Scholarship awarded September 2009 - sponsored by KGSF

We issued our 2nd scholarship to Martin Stanslaus Mpuya for the 2009/2010 school year on 9/8/2009.  Martin attended Moshi University College of Co-Operative and Business Studies.  He completed the first year of a two-year course for Diploma in Co-Operative Management and Accounting.  He earned a 2.5 GPA for the first semester and a 3.3 GPA for the second semester.

As of 2009, Martin had climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro for seven years and he had climbed the mountain over 100 times.  He began working for Tusker Tours in 2003 and steadily sought training and increased responsibilities.  He became a licensed guide by the Kilimanjaro National Park in 2006.  Martin has a goal to become an accountant or finance manage for a tour compamy and to eventually to own his own tour company.

 

Scholarship awarded January 2009 - sponsored by KGSF

We issued our 1st scholarship to Humphrey Jumbe Nnko for an English course at Inter-Continental Training College during 2009.  He earned a "B" in English grammar and a "C" in English composition.