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.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Zonal exams

Kisima ranked #5 out of 65 schools in the zonal exams.  When you consider that this is a comparatively new and rapidly growing school/orphanage and that none of the children would have otherwise had an opportunity for an education this is an incredible accomplishment!  It speaks to the dedication of the teachers and of Martin and his wife, Margaret.  There's no government provision for orphans in the rural areas and the 102 orphans at Kisima would have been left to fend for themselves.  The other 118 children are either from extremely poor families or single mothers (30% of the children in rural areas don't go to school). 

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