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, March 21, 2013

NAU visit

 A group from the School of Education at Northern Arizona University just completed a very successful visit to Kisima.  They taught some classes and worked with the teachers on lesson plans and teaching strategies.  They also bought some much-needed textbooks (seen in the photo below) and supplies.

Friday, March 8, 2013


.  .Have a heart for Kisima!  The hearts are made at Kazuri, a workshop for disadvantaged women in Nairobi.  They train, pay a living wage, and provide medical and child care to the women who work there.  I buy the hearts and make them into necklaces.  All the proceeds go to Kisima.  So their sale benefits both Kazuri and  Kisima!  They are $20.  If you would like one email me at kisimakids@gmail.com.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Multipurpose hall

And here's the hall with the entire school in attendance.