Complete: Emergency Tuition Project for Yasini “Yacn” Biggo (25) of Tanzania: $1,200.26 Raised! -THANK YOU!
This project is now complete.
Launched: October 20, 2014.
Completed: December 12, 2014.
Everyone donating at least $10 to this project was automatically entered into our 2014 Holiday Raffle.
See a list of all the rewards donors to this project received.
Our goal was originally to raise $1,999. (But our emergency scaled-down goal was to raise $1,000, so Yacn can be allowed to sit for his exams in February and his tuition will be covered. Our deadline was December 12, 2014.)
$1,200.26 raised! -THANK YOU!
This project is now complete, however please consider helping another young person by donating to one of our current active projects.
Aura’s House is proud to be hosting a project for a young man named Yacn Biggo who plans to use his law education for the betterment of Tanzanian society. Yacn has already successfully completed his first year at The University of Dar Es Salaam for a BACHELOR OF LAW (LL.B) degree and is currently in his second year. Unfortunately, if his tuition is not paid by the end of November (late December the very latest), his education will come to an end. In order for Yacn to continue to attend The University of Dar Es Salaam, he will need your help.
When Aura’s House Partner, Heather LaBonte, asked Yacn why he wanted to study law, he replied “‘To become a successful lawyer who can help poor Tanzanian woman and children who are a vulnerable group and isolated in our society. Most of the time they are denied their rights, for example the right to own property, inheritance, marital issues, right to work, and their liberty. I choose to study law because it’s easy to help people by knowing law especially vulnerable groups.”
We originally aimed to raise a total of $1,999 to fund the following elements of Yacn’s education: tuition, fees, books, housing, meals, and stationery.
Read more about Yacn in an earlier post where AH Partner, Heather, appeals to the community to help before this project was set up.
Tuition & Fees = $1000
Books and Stationery = $150
Meals and Housing = $849
Yacn was first introduced to Aura’s House Partner, Heather LaBonte of California, USA. Read more about how the two met.
In December of 2012, I had first conversed with Heather (one of AH’s partners) while she was doing charity work. She asked me about helping children in my country by liking the Facebook page of ‘Saidia Watoto’ Cyprus project. I became interested in what was going on to help the small, poor children in my country. In Tanzania, education is taken as a luxury especially for women and children because they cannot access it easily. I have a great passion for helping women and children who are a vulnerable group in my country. When I complete my education (BACHELOR OF LAWS, LL.B), I expect to save many women and children in my country and change their lives through my area of expertise.
Before meeting Heather, my hopes and dreams were almost lost. I was about to quit the university due to financial problems because my parents could not afford to pay university costs. She gave me hope and later with other friends helped to raise part of my school fees. They rescued me from having to leave the school. From that moment, I felt that there are people whom share my problems no matter whom they are or where they are. This gives me a lot of hope and the great aspiration that my dream of becoming a lawyer and helping disadvantaged groups (women and children) in my country will be fulfilled as I have people who can support me. I believe that the destiny of many women and children in Tanzania is in the hands of youth like me. I believe in education in the same way as the late Nelson Mandela when he states that ‘’education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’’
Love you all.