Charles Wisize is a dedicated teacher at Amani School for Street Kids in Moshi, Tanzania, who has extraordinary promise in restoring emotional health in troubled youth in his African community. He has been working closely with Tel Aviv University's Dr. Rony Berger, a clinical psychologist and an international expert in trauma and stress to implement Dr. Berger's program ERASE Stress [Enhancing Resiliency Among Students Experiencing Stress] on his African students. He has proven himself knowledgeable of the psychological issues that plague his student's mental and emotional health and is committed to making these children thrive academically by giving them emotional support and stress-coping skills. He is determined to find sponsors to help fund the cost of tuition so he can tend to the emotional needs of students professionally, enhancing their ability to learn and contribute to a brighter African future. Please contribute what you can, as he will spread such empirically-based programs around his communities and with better expertise, help to culturally adapt intervention programs for other African communities. He will be a great African liaison among expert psychologists and clinical social workers focused on African education around the globe! PLEASE donate what you can to his education! Thank You!
Below is a message from Charles
"This year I am applying to study psychology at University so that I may help children who have who have experienced a parent parish, abuse, neglect or the inability to learn from carrying great fear of living in poverty and disease. I plan to work with local schools, hospitals and HIV clinics to provide families with the strength to pursue education and health. Our African communities are struggling because many of us suffer rehabilitating trauma, keeping our school drop-out rates high and our development low. I witness these struggles on a daily basis with my classes at Amani and have seen first hand how the slightest bit of emotional support and psycho-educational material given in my classrooms have positively effected these students' academic performance, while increasing pro-social behaviors as a result of ERASE Stress [Enhancing Resiliency Among Students Experiencing Stress]. This type of school-based program can serve as a preventative measure for many students exhibiting anti-social behaviors and a high risk for dropping out."