I have not so dreaded a post since November 2011, in writing about dear, sweet Viona.
I am saddened to share that there has been another loss in the Shalom and Tumaini families. Ezekiel, an avid football player and hard-working sponsored student at Tumaini, suddenly passed away earlier this week whilst on school holiday. Ezekiel had been in good health so upon complaining about breathing trouble earlier this week, the severity of the situation could not have been predicted.
As I think about this very sudden and tragic loss, words escape me and I turn to prayer. Furthermore, while I feel incensed at this young boy’s life cut short, I am ever more thankful for the great efforts of Mama Warra and her staff, in providing such a loving home for Ezekiel and the 60+ other children at Shalom Orphanage and for Mr. & Mrs. Bayo and the Tumaini community for their devotion to empowering young lives through laying a strong foundation of stellar education. A big thank you too to all supporters of Shalom and Tumaini for joining in the efforts of providing for these children.
Ezekiel in 2009, getting ready for school. Always with a smile on his face.
Ezekiel in 2014, pictured with the Tumaini football team.
He is the second from the right on the back row.
Want to help?Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I would love to tell you more about getting involved. Here are some great groups working to empower lives in Tanzania:
Journeys of Solutions
Tanzania Education Corporation