My name is Yasini Hamisi. I was born in 1988 in the region of Singida in Tanzania. My parents divorced and left me with my grandmother. I started school in 1996 in the region of Singida, but in 2000, when I was in the 4th grade, I decided to leave home because of the difficult financial situation and went to Dar es Salaam. I didn’t have any relatives there and lived on the street. It was a very difficult life since I had no one to support or feed me. I got food by washing cars and begging on the streets. After two years on the streets, in 2003, I got help and was taken to the Anchorage Shelter of Bagamoyo, a centre for street boys. I stayed here for four months and then started fifth grade of primary school. I finished primary school in 2005 and I passed the exams to start secondary school. Therefore I am asking for your help to be able to continue studying.It is my dream to get a good education so that one day I can support myself and live a dignified life.