[font=arial, sans-serif]Benja is 19 years old and is the shining star of our Student Teacher program. He takes his role seriously, is fantastic with the children and does an amazing job. In May he will apply to A level schooling, which is the University track or a two year business school.[/font]
[font=arial, sans-serif]Benja is taking some time before Form 5 to be a Student Teacher. A respectful move involving lots of hard work! Your job as a student teacher is never done. You wake up with the kids before 6 in the morning and walk them home from the school at 4:30 in the afternoon. Even after that, you live with the kids and help maintain order in the houses. Benja has taken to his role as student teacher very well. He gets along with the kids, teachers, and other student teachers. It is hard to not get along with Benja, and some real-life, work experience is beneficial at any age, especially Benjas.[/font][font=OpenSansRegular, arial, sans-serif][img]/images/user/4167_6437301439149636884.png[/img][/font]
Below is an update from the Tanzanian Children's Fund. We're excited to share that Benja has continued to excel in his studies!
Benja passed the Form 4 National Exam! We are rejoicing and also eagerly waiting to hear his Form 5 placement. In the meantime, Benja enjoys being home, helping with chores and taking care of the kids at Rift Valley Children’s Village. They look up to him like a big brother. While Benja is home, he will take driving lessons in Karatu and computer classes in Arusha. Two valuable skills that will serve Benja well in the long run. His future is bright, and we cannot wait to see what amazing things Benja has in store!
Soon Benja will be sitting the Form 4 National Exam, he's a smart boy and has been working hard over the past year, we're confident he will perform well. After sitting the exam, he will have a long 6-8 month wait until his results come back. In the mean time, we will keep him busy helping at RVCV, studying English and also attending a computer course!
Benja has recently headed back to school he's in his final year of secondary school -- Form 4 -- and will sit his national exam this year, if he performs well he'll qualify for A level. When he can choose a combination of three specific subjects and study for two years to obtain an A level in each subject -- Forms 5 & 6.
We're going to miss not having Benja around for a while, he has a big round face with a big smile, a really nice boy, we're confident he'll go far and be successful whatever he may turn his hand to!
Benja likes playing soccer and -- unlike some of the boys -- likes other sports too, such as basketball and volleyball!
Benja has had an exciting year to date, he's home from boarding school now preparing to return and sit the form 3 national exam soon. In June he, along with a number of his fellow RVCV friends represented their region in soccer; Benja traveled to Tanzania's biggest city--Dar Es Salaam--to represent his school and region!