14 year old Irene was a student at a local secondary school. Her family is very poor and could not pay for her education, so her uncle brought her to Arusha from nearby Kilimanjaro Region for her to study.

The man who got Irene pregnant ran off. According to Tanzanian law, a man who gets a student like Irene pregnant is arrested. That is why he disappeared.

Irene’s uncle managed to trace the parents of the man and they agreed to take Irene to their house. Irene was happy and she loves her baby. She hopes that she can get another chance to continue with her education when her child grows. We are thankful that the man’s mother is ready to continue taking care of Irene and her child. 

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