In 2002, 14 year-old Elibariki Walter became one of Project Zawadi’s first sponsored students. Elibariki was l iving at Children for Children’s Future (CCF), a center for street children in Arusha, and had been abandoned by his parents. Ranked 2 nd in his class of 115 students, Elibariki was described by the CCF director as intelligent, funny and creative: composing hip-hop songs about the rights of street children and what it’s like growing up on the streets. In 2008, Elibariki left the PROJECTZAWADI boarding school he had been attending and in 2010 returned to Project Zawadi to attend a vocational course in music production at HomeBoyz Entertainment in Nairobi, Kenya. Elibariki is currently operating his own production studio in Dar es Salaam.