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, August 28, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fifth classroom finished

The fifth classroom is completely finished and is being used by the preschool class until January when it will be needed for Class 5. Then the preschoolers will have to go back to their old mud classroom until funds become available to build a classroom for them. Currently Kisima has PreK through Class 4. Another class will be added each January as the children progress.
The other buildings that are badly needed are dormitories. Currently 35 girls sleep in the second old mud classroom and 40 boys sleep in the third. The rest of the orphans must sleep at the homes of distant relatives although they are at school from breakfast to dinner.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Another cow

Here's the third cow. Shiloh sent the money for this cow and another one yet to be purchased. Many thanks to them! Four cows should be able to provide enough milk for the children.