$50 a month is what it takes to provide a month of education, room and board for one high school student in Kenya. Most of these students are orphans or living with a single parent or grandparent. The money needed for their education is not something they would have if it were not for our student sponsorship program. It's an awesome project that truly makes a difference.
In addition, some of our HS students have graduated and we are now allowing them to apply for college scholarships.
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Clinton is 17 years old and in form 2, 10th grade, at St. Patric Secondary School in Kenya. Clinton and his two siblings are under the guardianship of their grandfather. After Clinton's parents divorced, his father died and his mother it no longer with the children. During school breaks, Clinton does small casual jobs to pay his fees to go to a day school. It is difficult for him to earn enough money for the fees and to daily commute to school. Clinton's grades have suffered because of these difficulties, so he hopes to go to a boarding school where it would be easier for him to succeed. Please help support Clinton to reach these goals!
Dorcas is 15 years old and completed class 8, which is 8th grade, this year. Dorcas is the third of six children in her family. The eldest never went on to secondary school because their parents could not pay the fees. The rest of Dorcas' siblings are in primary school. Dorcas lives with both of her parents. Her mother does casual work and her father is a watchman. She comes from a humble background and thus is seeking sponsorship. Dorcas would love to start form 1 (9th grade) in 2019! Please help support her education through sponsorship!
Esther is will be in class 8 at Lenana Primary School in 2019. Esther has two brothers and three sisters. She is the third born in the family. The eldest son finished high school in 2013. The eldest daughter is able to attend high school because she is able to get the finances for school fees from family friends and sometimes her brother. Esther currently lives with her Uncle in Narok, who also has five other kids to care for. Esther's parents live in a rural area. The family depends on food from their small piece of land and from the small earnings the mother makes from plucking tea leaves on tea farms. Esther's father's ability to work is limited because of his epilepsy. Please help bring encouragement to Esther and her family by supporting her education in 2019!
Irene is 18 years old and attending Fanaka Girls High School. Irene comes from a family of four children. She has two brothers and a sister. Irene's father is a district officer. However, it is difficult to pay for the kids' school fees because some of are in college and some are in high school, making the school fees more expensive. Irene is a hardworking student who would appreciate being able to continue in high school. Please bring hope to Irene and her father by supporting her education!
Italo just finished class 7 (7th grade) at St. Theresa’s Mixed Boarding Primary School in Kenya. She is the second born child and has one other sibling, an older brother who will be in form 4 (12th grade) starting in 2019. Her parents divorced seven years ago. Her mother sells water and her guardian father is a pastor and a part-time lecturer at Bisset Bible College but does not contribute anything to the family. He has a new wife who is a peasant farmer and has four other kids to care for. He sells parts of his property to help pay for the children’s school fees because he wants them to get an education. Currently, the pastor at Italo’s church is paying half of her school fees and the other half gets paid by her mother. Please help support Italo to start class 8 (8th grade) in 2019 by sponsoring her!
Joshua just finished class 8 (8th grade) at Oloolaimutia Primary School this year. Joshua is from a family of eight. Two of Joshua's brothers dropped out of school and four other siblings cannot attend school because their single parent is unable to pay for school fees. Joshua is a bright student and hopes to go onto to university to become a civil engineer. Please help Joshua pursue his dreams of becoming an engineer by sponsoring his high school education in 2019!
Lewis is 15 years old and is in form 1 (9th grade) at Moi Minaret High School. Lewis comes from a family of seven children. Lewis' grandmother, on his mother's side, passed away when Lewis' mother was young. Later, Lewis' mother, Caroline, got married and had Lewis and his siblings. However, Lewis' father is no longer involved in taking care of the children or providing for their basic needs. Caroline struggles to provide for all seven children on her own. Lewis is hardworking and loves school, but these circumstances are making it difficult for him to continue his education. Please bring hope to Caroline and Lewis by sponsoring Lewis' education in 2019!
Lonah is in form 3, which is grade 11, at Sr. Mary Stephen Nkoitoi in Kenya. Shee comes from a family of six children. Lonah lives with both parents. However, it is difficult for them to find work, so they struggle to provide for the children's basic needs let alone pay school fees. Lonah does well in school and wants to continue, but right now it is hard for her to continue his education. Please help support Lonah to continue onto her last year of high school and graduate in 2019!
Namunyak is 14 years old and she finished class 8 in 2018. There are thirteen children in Namunyak's family, five boys and eight girls. Namunyak's parents are unemployed and too old to work. The people surrounding Namunyak's family do not value education for a girl. Therefore, Namunyak's eldest brother has financially supported Namunyak's primary education. Despite his willingness to support her education, he is now unemployed and is no longer able to. Namunyak expressed that she could not bear the pain of ending her studies this early. Please bring a piece of hope and joy into Namunyak's life by sponsoring her high school education!
Virginia is 14 years old and completed class 8 in 2018. Virginia is the youngest of 11 children. She has three brothers and seven sisters. Virginia's siblings dropped out of school due to the expenses of school fees and, for her sisters, when they got married. However, Virginia is not sure if she will be able to complete high school because her parents are elderly and therefore unable to work to provide for their children's needs. Virginia currently lives with one of her sisters who provides for her. However, it can be a challenge to pay rent and provide food for her own four children as well as Virginia. If Virginia is sponsored, she would be the first among her siblings to complete high school! Please bring hope to Virginia and her sister by supporting Virginia's education!
Wilfred will be 13 in December and is finishing up class 8, grade 8, at Christian Eminent in Kenya. Wilfred is the fifth of six children. His older brother and sisters currently are not in school due to school fees, as high school is more expensive than primary school. Only Wilfred and his younger sibling is still in school. Wilfred's parents earn a small income from casual jobs. These jobs make enough money for the family to live in a rental house in a lower income area in Narok, Kenya called Olpopong. However, this income is not enough to sustain Wilfred's education. Wilfred is bright and determined student. Please sponsor Wilfred, enabling him to start high school in 2019!
William is 14 years old and completed completed class 8 in 2018. William and his three sisters live with their parents in a one room timber house in Empopong, Kenya. William's parents do casual jobs to meet the family's needs. William's father painted vehicles until his work was taken over by a business which uses professional machines. The family is hardworking but their jobs are not stable enough to send all the kids to school. William is seeking scholarship because his parents do not have the funds to send him to secondary school. Please help William continue on to high school by sponsoring his education!