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, September 7, 2013
There's good news and bad news from Kisima Academy. First the bad news--after no rain all of July it's done nothing but rain since then. A low crop yield at Kisima means more funds have to go to buying maize and beans and less are available for textbooks, supplies, clothes, medicine...
Now the good news: the electrical grid is finally being extended to Kisima! The solar power system has been wonderful for lighting the dorms and classrooms but it doesn't generate enough power to run any machinery or even recharge more than a couple of computers. Having adequate power will open a world of possibilities!