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Education Took Godfrey Kitullo from Street Kid to Shop Owner

Although Godfrey Kitullo completed secondary school – the Tanzanian equivalent of high school – his future looked bleak. He didn’t have the money to continue his education and he didn’t have a job. He drifted aimlessly for years, until hearing about the AHEAD vocational school in Kisaware. He did not need to pay school fees; the classes were free. Kitullo was accepted into the first course in electrical wiring and electronics. He was one of 82 students who graduated in 2003.

Buoyed by that accomplishment, Kitullo charted a course toward success. He passed the national certification exams for his profession, thus ensuring his employability.


Then Kitullo steered toward entrepreneurship. An AHEAD volunteer donated seed money for him to study bookkeeping; Kitullo paid remaining tuition himself from funds he received from AHEAD as a teacher assistant. Eventually, he opened a tailoring shop. Kitullo now owns a business with two employees. AHEAD’s investment in Kitullo has yielded a return that benefits many.

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