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ABOUT FUND
The GLK Student Fund started when the fund’s namesake, Gayle Lyn Kliever, spent five years teaching in Tanzania. She saw talented, worthy students who had the ability but not the means to advance in their studies. The government’s educational system is inadequate. The private school alternative -with tuition, room and board at a decent school - can easily exceed the average annual income.

Many students are barely surviving in dire situations that make studies a lower priority than finding a decent meal and clean water. Tanzania has been ravaged by AIDS and other diseases. Many young people are orphans with no support and often no idea where they will sleep or what they will eat. They cannot improve their situations alone.

Tired of seeing people lead lives of victimization and poverty, Gayle did something about it. She started by helping one student in 2009. Nearly 50 have been helped since then. The trustees and directors of the scholarship fund - professionals in Tanzania and the US - ensure that only worthy and needy students are helped. With your help, we can do more and help more students build hopeful futures of potential and productivity.

The fund is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization in the United States and an incorporated trust in Tanzania. With the clear vision and oversight of the fund’s all-volunteer board and trustees, you can be sure that your contribution will make an immediate and lasting difference in the lives of those who so desperately need it. A donation that seems modest by Western standards can change a life in Tanzania.

Mission Statement: The goal of the Gayle Lyn Kliever Student Fund is to raise and distribute scholarships directly to worthy Tanzanian students. Scholarship help will be given to those students with ability, motivation and potential. Recipients may be of any age. Priority is given to those with little or no family presence. The fund will also support worthwhile educational projects in Tanzania.


The Gayle Lyn Kliever Student Fund was incorporated May 22, 2009.
It holds 501 (c) (3) Charitable Contribution Status and has the F.E.I.N. 36-4658214

The Gayle Lyn Kliever Student Trust was incorporated in Tanzania May 14, 2009.
It holds the Certificate of Incorporation Number 3715.



Trustees
Grace Kashegwe, Samson Lugaisa, Judith Bukambu,
Gayle Kliever, Joyce Lwakatare
Trustees - Tanzania
Summary of Curriculum Vitae of Founder Trustees

Joyce Phineas Lwakatare
Citizen of Tanzania
Tabora Teachers' College – Grade III B Teacher Training
JKT Compulsory National Service Training (1978-1979)

Joyce has over 13 years teaching experience at Kyaitoke and Rwoga Primary Schools. She also spent five years involved with the German primary schools in Recklinghausen, BRD. Since 1999 she has been the founding head teacher of Kibeta English Medium Primary School in Bukoba, Tanzania. She is married to Pastor Phenias Lwakatare and has five children.

Grace Zawadi Kashegwe
Citizen of Tanzania
Certificate of Nursing from Nursing School, Sumve, Mwanza
Diploma in Nursing from St. Gaspar School of Nursing, Itigi

Grace was a Deaconess with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania for 15 years. She has worked at Ntoma Orphanage, at Ndolage School of Nursing, and Kibeta English Medium Primary School – all in the Bukoba district. She is currently head nurse at Bunazi Health Center in Tanzania.

Samson Mbelwa Lugaisa
Kilele-Bujugo, Bukoba
Citizen of Tanzania

Samson studied architecture in Germany at University of Hannover. He worked for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania North Western Diocese. Samson is currently working with Triple A Limited an architectural consulting firm where he is a partner. He is also the incumbent Board Chairman of Kashozi Secondary School. Samson is married and has four children.

Judith Kamala Bukambu
Bukoba, Tanzania
Citizen of Tanzania
Certificates in Teaching and Social Work

Judith also worked as a social worker and co-worker for the HIV & AIDS Unit of the Eastern and Coastal Dioceses of the Lutheran Church in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She is currently “retired” and volunteering full time for several charitable organizations.

Gayle Lyn Kliever
Citizen of United States of America
Diplomas: Bachelor of Music
(University of Redlands, California)
Master of Music (University of Colorado)

Gayle currently directs the GLK Student Fund and is an accountant specializing in nonprofit organizations.



Directors - California, U.S.A.

Steven Bonell Porter
Citizen of United States of America
Diplomas: Bachelor of Arts (University of Kansas)
Juris Doctorate (University of La Verne College of Law)

Steve has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 20 years. He is a past Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Revenue for the State of Alaska and a consultant to the Alaska legislature on oil and gas tax and pipeline matters. Steve is currently working as Deputy County Counsel in Inyo County, California.

Elizabeth Kliever Porter
Citizen of United States of America
Diplomas: Bachelor of Arts (Judson College)

Elizabeth is a special education teacher in California. She was a speech and language tutor while she lived in Alaska. Elizabeth has also helped set up local charitable organizations such as Love Inc. and has been active in a variety of family support non-profits. She has visited Tanzania on several occasions both as tourist and visiting teacher.

Gayle Lyn Kliever
Citizen of United States of America
Diplomas: Bachelor of Music (University of Redlands, California)
Master of Music (University of Colorado)

Gayle currently directs the GLK Student Fund and is an accountant specializing in nonprofit organizations.

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