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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...

Arnold’s Story

Arnold’s Story

Arnold wants to be an architect. He is a lovely boy; very bright, with plenty to say for himself. Arnold comes from a single parent family and would have finished his education at primary school if we hadn’t been able to find him a sponsor. He writes, “thank you...

Getrude – My Story

Getrude – My Story

Hi!  My name is Getrude Shitandi Okech, a simple lady aged 23 years old and here is my story.  I hope I will encourage someone. I was raised in a very humble background whereby I couldn't afford all the basic needs.  At the start of my education journey, I experienced...

Responding to COVID-19 – Prioritising our support

Responding to COVID-19 – Prioritising our support

As the COVID-19 virus impacts on life around the world, our work in Kenya is needed perhaps more than ever.  Our first thought is for our 105 sponsored students who are now studying at home due to the closure of their secondary schools.  It is uncertain how long this...