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.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Preschool classroom started

Ground was broken for the preschool classroom--the 10th and final classroom.  So much progress has been made since 2008 when Kisima consisted of three mud classrooms.  Many, many people have made this possible and we are so grateful to all of them.  It will be wonderful to have all the classrooms completed. After that, though, there's still more construction to be done:  about half of the teachers live at the school and need adequate housing.  Some are dorm supervisors but the others, including the principal along with his wife and baby daughter, live in the old mud buildings.  

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Every child has one sponsor as of today! ( Still need more for older students, teachers and water project)

Hooray!!  As of today, every child at Kisima has one sponsor supporting them for the coming year!! This is outstanding and provides 65% of the proposed budget for the coming year!  The upper class students and teachers still need additional sponsors because each require two sponsors for full support.  Spread the word to friends, neighbors, and relatives to expand our Kisima community.  We currently have supporters throughout the U.S. and in various regions of the world.  So far we are supported by folks from :
Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Germany, Indiana, Kenya, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Switzerland, Tennessee, Texas, United Kingdom, Virginia, Washington, and Washington DC.

Help us create a water supply for the surrounding community in Naitiri!!  The borehole project will cost $40,000 and we have our first $4000 grant from the Vienna Rotary!