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School President, Matteo*

School president – a role that’s perfect for a Rafiki King. Responsible for representing the school’s student body, duties of the school president also include working with students to resolve problems, and liaising between students …

Matteo School President

School president – a role that’s perfect for a Rafiki King. Responsible for representing the school’s student body, duties of the school president also include working with students to resolve problems, and liaising between students and teachers to raise ideas and concerns.

Earlier this year, Matteo* decided he wanted to run for the position.

He told us that he prepared for being school president by setting his personal boundaries and principles, and sticking to them. He also worked hard to model positive behaviour for the teachers. And when he started school, he made a lot of friends by, in his words, “being calm and cool”, and they rallied behind him during his campaign.

As the school president, Matteo stands out in a special blazer that he’s proud to wear, and takes his duties very seriously. He enjoys the important role, saying, “I feel good and much adored. It’s a privilege I was given.”

Thanks to Matteo’s sponsors, we’re able to give him a good education, provide therapeutic care, and ensure he has all he needs to do his very best. Once, he was a child living rough – afraid, hungry and in danger – on the street, and now he’s school president. What an incredible transformation!

If you’d like to contribute to transforming a child’s life, please consider becoming a sponsor. It’s just AUD$50 a month to sponsor, and enables us to provide each child with therapy, medical treatment and any other expert care they need, as well as a quality education. You’ll change a child’s life forever. 💫

Discover more ways to support Rafiki Mwema HERE.


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