Personal information

Name: Allen Kaaya

Date of Birth: 1991

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Study: Clinical officer

Study information

Study: Clinical officer

University: Bumbuli Clinical Officer Trainings Center

Location: Bumbuli, Tanzania

Start date: September 2012 (until August 2014). Due to family and financial circumstances Allen could not finish his studies and volunteered in a health center to keep his skills. He is currently in his 3rd and last year.

Graduation: May 2022

Costs per year for iSTEPup: / (source:

Why do I need iSTEPup?

I had to quit my studies in 2018 because I didn’t have enough money to pay for my final year. I was obliged to volunteer to keep my knowledge, and I don’t have time for a job to pay for my studies. I also take care of my mother and brother. I want to become a doctor because that way I can give my fellow countrymen a chance for a better life and help people. My dream is to become a pediatrician later.


Laura Umbgrove

I met Allen in Tanzania in 2017. He is a motivated person without sufficient funds to study medicine. I started a fundraising for him already before iSTEPup was founded ( ). Via iSTEPup I hope to support the whole study in a sustainable and transparent way. I will help coordinating und updating this webpage.