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, June 24, 2013

JCPC visit

The group from John Calvin Presbyterian Church just finished a very successful and productive visit at Kisima.  Looking forward to hearing details from them when they return.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Our own foundation!

We’re very happy to announce that we've formed a nonprofit organization to handle the contributions for Kisima Academy.  Bright Star Foundation very kindly took us under their wing but it’s now time to go on our own.  The name of the new organization is For the Kids International, Inc. and the website is www.forthekidsintl.org.  Your donations can now go to the address above.  As before be assured that 100% of your contributions will go directly to benefit the children of Kisima.

Friday, June 7, 2013

More solar; roof water catchment

The children are very happy about two wonderful improvements:  solar lighting was expanded to the dining hall and two more classrooms and a roof water catchment  system was installed.  You can see the huge water tank at the back left.  The hand dug well became inadequate to supply the needs of the increased number of children.  Both these improvements were largely a result of a grant from the Rotary Club of Vienna, Virginia.  Huge thanks to them!