This year, a young man named Nelson (17) started working with us as a Porter to earn enough money to put himself through his final years of high school - A-Levels. When Tumaini heard that Nelson was working to earn school fees, he suggested that even though Nelson had only just started with us we should consider Nelson for our scholarship program. We did, and have since paid for half of Nelson's remaining tuition fees so that he can finish his A-levels.
Nelson has written a little about himself and his dream of the future.
"I'm Nelson John Mgalla i was born in the family of three brothers raised by a single mother.
On education background i started my primary school in 2002 and completed in 2008. Then i joined secondary school education four years (2009-2012)at Kimandolu secondary school in Arusha.
Due to financial problems I fail to go on A-level studies for two years (2013-2014).
During that time i decided to work as a kilimanjaro porter in order to save some money for school fees.
Then in 2015 i got chance to join Marangu high school for A-level studies. But this has been very big challenge on making enough money on time for school fees.
To me education is very important because it gives awareness and i got to learn many thing from teachers and other students at school. Also through education i will be able to reach my plan.
My future plan is becoming a politician so i can be able to help my society in solving different problems like poverty, ignorance and bring awereness in their rights and responsibilities for development.
I hope when i will be to achieve my goals in education my dream of changing the society and my nation will come true."
We wish Nelson all the success he desires and deserves!
About Majestic's Foundation
Majestic's Foundation - Maisha Bora - is funded by the full 50% of Liana and Steve's share of the profits generated from Majestic Kilimanjaro Treks & Safaris. In fact, Steve and Liana take no income for their work in the business either.