Student's Stories

RAMADHAN'S STORY continued ...

My father had smoked and drank alcohol so much and we lived in a place called Kisongo in Arusha where I studied Quran at Madrasa. Then things changed.  One day a Pastor prayed for me and now I am saved and transformed.  I am not angry anymore and I have joy, its like a burden is gone from me.  I am thanking God for this good opportunity I am given to be in this school.  

I love making electrical things and would like to study to be an electrical engineer one day.




My name is Moses, I am a Form
Three student studying at Fountain of Hope Christian School. I am fifteen years old, a born again Christian and I have one brother and sister. I have seen God moving in my life and in my family.  I joined this school in 2005 starting at nursery level.

At first I was unhappy and I thought it was boring to be at school. As time went on though I was attracted to what others were doing and how they were so happy. So I had to change my emotions. Since then I have been so pleased by what is in the school. I have learnt many things. I am growing academically, spiritually and also in other aspects of life like socially - living with other people in a proper way. I have seen my life changing because I have been taught to be close to God and to have a relationship with him.



My name is El-norah, I came to Fountain of Hope School in 2009 when I was very small. My father brought me to New Life Foundation (NLF) because he didn’t have any work so he came and asked for help for me to go to school. To this day I don’t know where my real mother is. I thank God because NLF has been helping me, if it wasn’t for NLF I couldn’t study. If my father gets money he is not caring for me he is just drinking alcohol. NLF has been encouraging me so much. I think it is an amazing school here. The teachers care about me, they love me and they help me with anything I need from them. Now I am 12 years old and in grade six. I am filled with the Holy Spirit. I am doing well in my studies. When I go home I tell my dad about God and I pray for him. In my future I want to be a doctor.



My name is Joan and I am nine years old and in grade five. I love to study hard and one day I want to be a mathematics teacher. When I started school in grade one I was not saved. I was speaking bad words especially if my mother disciplined me and I would even throw things at her. Then when I was in grade two I got saved and filled with Holy Spirit. From that day I’m not speaking bad words. I pray for my brothers and sisters and I tell them things about God. Now I listen to Holy Spirit and I am teaching them about that too. When I was in Grade four I had exams and I fasted and prayed and I did really well. New Life Foundation has helped me to reach up to grade five. Thank you New Life you have helped me so much.


When I was very young my father drank a lot of alcohol, he was always angry and our lives were very hard.  Then one day he gave his heart to God and ever since that day he decided to never drink alcohol again and it was when our good life began.  That same year I began to love and care for my father because he began to love and care for us too.  

I am now 15 years old and studying in a good school - Fountain of Hope.  Glory be to God in heaven who can do a lot of wonders to the life of His people.  I am in good health and growing spiritually and academically.



When I was young I got sick with maleria and the doctors gave me medicine which cured the maleria but caused damage to my ears and throat so I could not hear or speak.  My dad tried many alternatives for me to be healed, but none helped.   He took me to witch doctors, hospitals and to medical doctors, but nothing worked.  So because I could not hear or speak, my parents wanted to take me to a special school for the deaf.  But that was not God's plan, because God knows my future.  By God's grace I came to New Life Foundation.  When I come here I was not able to speak or hear hardly at all, but by His grace and love I am slowly being healed.   God was so faithful to me as I am able to learn and study like any other person here at NLF and I am among one of the best students.  When I completed my Grade 7 exams, I got a certificate in Academic Excellence.  

NLF has helped me in my spiritual life too, because when I first came here, I didn’t know God.  I got to know God while at New Life Foundation.  Also my dad was the only one not saved in my family.  Then in 2004 when I was at home, I was able to preach to my dad and he listened to me and he said "I will think about it".  Then I went back to school and after some time my mum wrote me a letter saying my dad was saved.  All that was by God's grace, he was baptized in a lot of water and now he can preach and he goes to church.  That’s how NLF helped me and my family.

Not only that, I have also seen God in my life. God has helped me understand that I am a great person in this world and a chosen person.  No matter how I am physically, I still have an ability to serve God in things like preaching, encouraging others, singing and leading praise and worship.  NLF has helped me to know that God has a purpose for me and a good plan.  My ambition in life first of all is to be a missionary and than an auditor.


My name is Neema and I come from Mailisita. My father passed away right before I was born and this was the reason my mother was driven away and abandoned me with my grandparents so she could start a new life.  My mother deserted me at my grandparent's place right after she gave birth to me and I have never met my dad. My younger siblings were also abandoned by different mothers and they were left at my grandparents who although they were not able to take care of all of us, they still took us in.  The community around us looked down on my grandparents because of us, but God opened up the opportunity to go to New Life Foundation. 
Fortunately, NLF has sponsored me from when I started secondary school in 2011.  New Life has helped me in my academics and also to grow spiritually.  


Before I came to New Life Foundation in 2004, I was at a government school.  In this school there was no relationship between teachers and students.  The students are afraid of the teachers because if they are angry they can punish you with a rod or a stick.  There are many evil things done in these schools like theft and fightingOnce I came to NLF I learnt so many things, academically, spiritually and how to co-operate with others.  I thank God because before I came here I wasn't saved and so through NLF I received Jesus Christ as my personal saviour and I know how to read my Bible well.  I know now how to communicate with God.  Before I came to NLF my study performance wasn't that good but I have learnt the techniques of studying here and I am doing well.  
Also I am able to minister to children by preachiing to them, telling them Bible stories and praying with them.

My ambition is to become a women's doctor. 

Before I came to New Life Foundation in 2003, I had epilepsy and I would faint and be unconscious for a long time.  I was taking medicine every day when I first arrived but then Pastor Glorious and Josephine and every worker in the school prayed for me and took good care of me and I have never fainted or had epilepsy again.  I stopped taking the medicine when I was in Grade 5 and havent had any problems with the epilepsy or fainting.  

New Life Foundation has also helped to change my spiritual life.  I can hear from God now and I really love the Lord.  I am taking Science subjects right now as I would like to be a doctor.  I would like to help people with epilepsy.



When I was at home, I lived with my mum, grandmother and grandfather.  Unfortunately my mother passed away and there was no one to help me go to school.  There was a Pastor who lived near our home and he asked Pastor Glorious if I could join the school at New Life Foundation.  I thank God because He gave me the chance to be at this school.  If I could not be here, I do not know what my life would be like now.  My fellow students (at the State school I used to go to), who studied with me are now just street guys.  They don't have anything to do other than going to school but their school is not good and they are smoking and taking drugs. 

So I really thank God and Pastor Shoo for doing what God gave him to do, for starting up this ministry of taking and educating children who are orphans.  When I grow up I would like to be a doctor and also a leader in this nation.



I joined New Life Foundation in 2005 when I started Grade 1, at that time I was living with only my mum.  Before I finished Grade 2, I was told I had to go home and that there was a problem.  I never knew what the problem was, but I found when I got home, that my mum had passed away.  So we had the burial ceremony and then I came back to school.  After a few weeks I was skipped to the next grade.  Then I went on with my studies until I finished Grade 7 and I passed very well in my exams.  I joined Form 1 in 2011 and then Form 2.  New Life Foundation has helped me a lot.  It has helped me to know my talent.  It has helped me improve my English speaking, because when I first came here I did not know how to speak English.   It has helped me do a lot of things, I have learned how to mop, how to cook, how to clean, how to prepare and serve somebody.  It has helped me reading and now because they started a computer class it has helped me with my typing.  I would like to be an accountant when I grow up.



In 2002, when I was in Grade One, I joined Fountain of Hope.  My family is not rich so my parents needed support for some of my school fees.  Despite the fact that I am from a needy family and from a village, NLF teaches us not to despise others and that we are all equal in the eyes of God.  This has been so encouraging to me as I study in this school.  I no longer despise myself as being poor or a needy child, but I see myself as normal like the other students.  The interaction we have at the school, like the games that we play together and when we study, we are not separated.  

New Life Foundation has bought hope into my life.  I am able to know that when I grow up, I have a future.  I thank God for NLF because it is a Christian school and it has helped me in my spiritual and academic life.  In Tanzania there is a subject that troubles girls very much and that is mathematics.  I was failing in class, I was getting F which is the lowest grade.  My parents and my teachers were encouraging me and I was praying to God that I would improve.  I have seen God answer that prayer and I am now doing well in maths.  I have not been in any trouble (like being suspended) or having to leave school which many other students in other schools have.  

I thank God that He has been a light to my path, just like its says in the Bible.


I came to Fountain of Hope in January 2003. I started the third grade which means I have been here for 9 years.
I came to school and I was failing in a lot of my subjects. When I reached Grade 6 that was point where I was discouraged in everything. I had a maths test with a failing result of 24%.  At that time I prayed to God to at least give me a mind to understand maths. My prayer was answered.  I started doing well in Math's.  After some years, everything began to go extremely well.  I was excelling in almost every subject.  I thank God that He helped me do very well in  my academics and study.  

In 2010 I took a Math's exam prepared by the Math's Association of Tanzania and God helped me to lead other students from other schools across Tanzania.

My spiritual life has also changed a lot as I accepted Christ as my Lord and Saviour, I have been filled with the Holy Spirit and baptised at NLF.  My dream for the future is to be an Engineer and eventually being the President of my own country, then later on a Math's professor in my old age.


At New Life Foundation 70% of the students are sponsored by people from all over the world.  Through this sponsorship the students receive 24/7 pastoral care, education, medical care, clothing, food, school supplies, field trips, exam fees and their school uniforms etc. They are also involved in community outreaches such as crusades, prison and hospital visiting and Aids education.  They have opportunities to develop and be trained in drama, singing, music, preaching and ministering to others. 

Sponsorship gives them the opportunity to change their future and have an increasingly positive impact on their families, villages and local communities.  

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