Sponsor a Child
Kisima’s director reports that once the children know they have a sponsor they hold their heads higher, have a spring in their step, and show a renewed dedication to their schoolwork. Sponsor a child for $300 per year. Younger students require two sponsors for full support while older students need at least three. The cost of books and exams during their last two years is quite high. Sponsor a teacher for $400 per year. Each teacher needs four sponsors for full support. When you choose or are assigned a child it would be great to write a letter to introduce yourself and include a photo. The kids LOVE to receive photos. Please do not send packages because they may not arrive. The address to send letters and photos is Kisima Academy, P.O. Box 74, Postal Code 50211, Naitiri, Kenya.
Friday, February 27, 2009
The local newspaper did quite a nice article (just the first part is pictured here) on two of us here in the neighborhood who help support schools in Kenya. Then today I got a phone call from a man who said he had been given $100 for Christmas to give to African orphans. He didn't know where he could donate the money until he read the article. Thankfully Kisima was just the place he was looking for!