Awetu graduated from the University of Dar es Salaam, where she was supported by government aid in the form of a full loan to cover her tuition and most of her living expenses. She finished Form 6 at Mbeya Secondary School, where she studied HGE (History, Geography, Economics), receiving a Division II of 10 points in the top 30% in her school. In 2008 she received an 18 on her Form 4 examinations, placing her fourth in her school. She enjoys math and soccer and has a good sense of humor. Awetu is one of five children from her father’s second wife. Her parents are subsistence farmers and cannot afford to pay her school fees. Before being supported, she was chronically late in paying her fees.