University and College
As children have progressed through secondary school some of them have qualified for Higher Education at university or college, entering a world beyond the imagination of their parents and their peers.
Two students from Chole have graduated from the University of Dar es Salaam and found excellent jobs. One, Athuman Tawakal Rajab, is now working as a Program Officer in Vitamin A Supplementation for Helen Keller International; you can read his remarkable story of determination and persistence here. The second, Selemani Mohammed, is teaching in one of Tanzania's leading private schools.
During 2015 10 students have been granted bursaries for university or diploma courses, ranging from Financial Management to Education, Business Administration, Procurement and Supply and Medical Clinical Officer studies.
the Harambee Committee grants bursaries of Tshs 1,500,000 to Diploma 1 students, and Tshs 2,500,000 to Diploma 2 and University students. Because of the pressures on funding, half of each University bursary is advanced as a loan, repayable within three years of graduating.