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.

Monday, March 28, 2011


Here it is--finished! The girls are so excited to move in on Saturday. It is named for Nancy Bryant. Many, many thanks to the Jerry Taylor-Nancy Bryant Foundation for the funding.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The girls are very excited!

The girls at Kisima are so excited! They will be moving into their new dormitory next Saturday, April 2. The building was made possible through the generosity of a grant from the Jerry Taylor and Nancy Bryant Foundation. The money for one dorm was given outright and a challenge matching grant was given for the other. We have several months to gather donations for the boys' dorm at which time the foundation will match what was donated. The boys are very envious of the girls' new quarters and looking forward to when their dorm will be built.

Finishing touches are being put on in the top photo. The second photo shows the dorm in relation to the two classroom blocks. The left side of the building is where the bathing rooms are. In the third photo you can see how the roof is designed to catch rain water. Martin will also run a pipe downhill from the well. Notice how dry it looks there. Everyone there thanks God that the drought is over--the rains came last week.