My name is Saida Abdalla Khamis. I was born in 15th March 1995 as the daughter of Tamima Haji, the name of my mother, and my father’s name is Abdalla Khamis. I have 4 brothers and 1 sister, and I grew up in Jambiani, at the east coast of Zanzibar.

With the support of Child Development Fund (CDF) I am studying Diploma in Business Information Technology at the Institute of Public Administration (IPA). I am going to start the first semester in this July, and I expect to finish my studies in 2017. Fortunately, I am going to have the English and Computer Courses in State University of Zanzibar – SUZA.

After successfully finishing my studies I want to work as a Technical Officer in Ministry of State President Office Good Government on e-Government Department. I hope my work will benefit the Community and the Nation at large.

Apart from my profession, I have the following interests: cooking, reading newspaper, drawing, listening children story every weekend, listening music (Taarab) and watching news on TV. My role model is Fatma Issa, a Taarab Music Singer, because her songs always educate and entertain people; she sings good traditionally style song. My favourite song from her is Haya Maumbile yangu.

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Bahati haiji mara mbili” (opportunity never comes twice). This is the familiar Swahili saying; here I mean I have to respect all opportunities given by CDF because if I will not respect them I will not get the chance any more. I swear before God that I will follow all regulation given by CDF as well as IPA in order to finish my studies. Thank you very much CDF.

Zanzibar girls do not have good opportunities to carry on in advanced education once they have finished their secondary education. It’s my great hope that this programme will help and give greater voice to girls. When we (girls) finish secondary school our culture expects us to be married even if you are talented, and lack of money for education fees enforces this unfortunate situation.