Give a child a chance

Poor rural children in Tanzania have very little chance of escaping the cycle of poverty without help. Education provides a means to empower them out of patterns that negatively impact societies and the environments on which they depend.


Poaching, human wildlife conflict and unsustainable farming practices are a result of rural people not having an alternative means of income. We’re on a mission to change this. By educating poor children from remote villages we give them a chance to make a living from ecotourism.
Asilia aims

to raise money for 20 scholarships to SILA Vocational College in Arusha for 2016. This will give two children from each of the ten communities that we work with in Tanzania an opportunity to improve their and their families’ lives.

Asilia has already sponsored eleven students and we are now reaching out to our partners to help sponsor more. Please see an interview with Lailatu Kivuyo, 2014 scholarship awardee and now a waitress at Sayari Camp in the northern Serengeti.

An interview with Lailatu


Students are monitored by Asilia’s Positive Impact Co-ordinator in Tanzania, who regularly consults with them, their teachers and their parents. They sit for tests on a monthly basis and at the end of each semester they write exams. Progress reports are sent to Asilia.


Education has the power to change lives. Here’s how from three of our 2015 scholarship awardees.
Peter Mturi

Peter Mturi is from Machochwe village in the Serengeti area. At 26 years old he’s one of the older students chosen for the scholarship programme. When asked about what the scholarship means to him he said: “I’ve learnt that we must keep on the struggle to find a life – to never give up.”

Shaaban Suleiman

For Shaaban Suleiman from Matemwe village on Zanzibar Island being awarded a scholarship means he can help his family. “I’m very, very happy about this scholarship because now I can help my family build a house.”

Baraka Parkpuny

Baraka Parkpuny from Piyaya village in the Ngorongoro area was astounded when he got the message that he had been awarded a scholarship. “He kept phoning back to ask if it was true,” said Asilia’s Positive Impact Co-ordinator for Tanzania.


Many thanks to our donors
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