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.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Garden plans

Martin has rented some land for a garden. Here is what he plans:

"...there is ½ an acre of ground near the river which we want to plant vegetables on. I think of purchasing a manual pump for irrigation. We shall put the seeds in nursery in July, transplanting will be done on August, where by we will need some fertilizer for the best results. These will be a big relief for the children on the side of vegetables that is self reliant.In the school compound, we are going to put seeds in nursery, this Month. We shall have four nurseries two for standard 3 & 2 who will plant cabbages, two for standard one and kindergarden who will plant kales (Sukuma-wiki) we just want to make them proud that they are owning something and start developing positive attitude in farming."

I love it that the children will be involved--a good experience for them and great to have the added nutrition.