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In their own words – letters from our sponsored students

In their own words – letters from our sponsored students

We receive the school reports each term for the children we sponsor, and the children often write, telling about their life and expressing their thanks to their sponsors better than I ever can:After being at home for the whole nine months due to the mysterious...

Grandma Sarah Obama

Grandma Sarah Obama

I am sad to announce that Grandma Sarah Obama passed away earlier today in western Kenya following a short illness, aged 99. Granny was a strong advocate for children’s education and supported the schooling for many young girls near to her family home in Kogelo. ...

Moses – My Story

Moses – My Story

Moses was born and still lives in Kibera.  When we first met, Moses had been working for several years to fund his college course.  He would work for a while to earn enough money to pay a term’s fees, then study until the money ran out, at which point he had to go...

Veron’s story

Veron’s story

Veron is the life and soul of any party! He came to the workshop we organised for the sponsored students in November 2018 and told us his story. “I live in Kisumu, which is very serene and not too hot.  I have my mother and brother, my father died five years ago.  I...

My community – more stories from sponsored children

My community – more stories from sponsored children

With schools closed in Kenya, children have faced almost nine months at home.  Here are more of their insights into their life and community.  ​Market women - a poem “Down from the hill they come,With swinging hips and steady stride.To feed the hungry town.They...

Cycling in the slums – a force for good

Cycling in the slums – a force for good

Imagine being a young person living in the slums of Nairobi …   “My house is a rental room of 5 metres by 5 metres. The walls are mud, the floor mud and four iron sheets on top for a roof. The house has one door and one window. The house has no running water, no...

My community – a child’s story

My community – a child’s story

With schools closed in Kenya, children have faced many months at home.  We asked them to share insights into their life and community.  I’ve been digging my family vegetable plot. Coming from a community where development is still lagging behind, I find great joy in...

What school closures mean for our scholarships

What school closures mean for our scholarships

When the first reported case of COVID-19 in Kenya occurred on 13th March 2020, the government acted quickly to impose restrictions on movement with a night-time curfew and a ban on travel in or out of Nairobi and Mombasa.  They immediately closed schools which meant...