|Megan and Abdulli|
Life for individuals with disabilities is incredibly tough in Tanzania. We feel incredibly lucky that we have been able to locate a great school in Arusha with the help of TFFT that works with children who need extra attention, who are willing to take Abdulli on and give him the one-on-one tutoring he needs to potentially rejoin his friends at USA River Academy in a few years. Step by Step Learning Center was founded by an incredible woman with an autistic daughter, and it caters to children with severe mental retardation all the way through slight cognitive delays like Abdulli’s. It is a day program, but Abdulli is lucky enough to have a father who loves his son very much, and with financial support for his food and care, Abdulli can return to his father’s home. However, he still needs sponsorship. It will cost $1,100 per year for Abdulli’s tuition, food, medical care, and transportation to and from school (click here for more information on our sponsorship program). We are looking for yearly sponsors totaling that amount – are you able to take on a full, half ($550/year) or quarter ($275/year) sponsorship for this incredible boy? It is so important to us to provide opportunity for all of our children, regardless of special needs. I know most of you reading have a loved one with learning disabilities or cognitive delays of some sort – it shouldn’t hold them back and it shouldn’t hold Abdulli back either.