Meet Prisca! Prisca is 29 years old and was born and raised in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania. She was raised by Mama Faraji since she was a little girl, and decided early on that she would dedicate her life to helping orphaned and or vulnerable children, the way that Mama Faraji helped her. Having been one of Mama Faraji’s first children, Prisca went on to become one of the founding members of the Tuleeni Orphanage, and has served as the center’s manager for nearly a decade.
She has played a huge role in raising the Tuleeni children over the years and she truly loves each and every child as if they were her own.
When the Tuleeni Orphanage moved from Rau to Uru in 2016, many of the employees weren’t able to move out with us due to other obligations in Rau. Fortunately, Prisca was able to join the Neema International team, and makes the commute from her home in Rau out to Uru each morning. Prisca still serves as the manager of the Tuleeni Orphanage, but has also taken on managing the Academy as well as the facility’s staff of 43 individuals. She works very closely with Mandy and Ali and has begun learning the ropes of Neema International’s other projects that she will soon help manage as well.
Over the past year, she has surpassed any expectations we had, and has proven to be truly invaluable to us. We are extremely lucky to have her and cannot wait to see what the future holds for her with Neema International.