What has been the most unexpected part of my experience as an African woman/student in the United States?
My name is Sioni Ayubu Mollel. I am coming from Lendikinya village. I am from of a family of children.I have an older sister and two young brothers. I went to school in Lendikinya. I consider myself lucky to get accepted to the Orkeeswa School in my village. Orkeeswa School is a community based day school which is located in the rural area of northern Tanzania. The school has been part of my success in my education career.I went to Orkeeswa School from 6th grade to 12th grade. When I was in my 11th grade I wanted to look for support financially for my college education. One of my school councilors at Orkeeswa talked to me about Africa's Tomorrow. I was really interested to apply for college support because I did not know how to pay for my education after Orkeeswa. After my senior year of high school in Tanzania, I applied to do a post-graduate year to increase my chances of getting into college in the states. I applied to two schools and I was accepted into one of them (Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH)