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, November 16, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015
April is a holiday month for Kenyan students and the high school students have been home at Kisima. They've been making good use of the time--working with computers, helping the Kisima students with computers, meeting with recent high school graduates, and being tutored by secondary school teachers.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Laura Anne and Jamie arrived home recently from spending over three weeks at Kisima. I look forward to hearing about their trip!
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
Most of the secondary school admission letters have arrived for Kisima's first graduates. The schools have always based their admissions on the national exams that Class 8 students take in November. This year the government changed the procedure but the top 10% of students nationally score above 360; at Kisima 42% scored above 360--a testament to good leadership, hard-working kids and dedicated teachers! So far the kids are going to 12 different schools--what a logistics challenge to get 20 kids equipped and delivered to so many different places! The orphans had sponsors at Kisima who are continuing to sponsor them through secondary school.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
On Sunday the entire school plus some local government representatives celebrated the first Class 8 and their fine showing in the national exam. They started off by gathering in the dining hall for prayers and a sermon by a local pastor. Then they joyfully set out down the road joined by some community members and motorcyclists. The exam results were announced a couple of weeks ago and the secondary school selection will start January 20. The Class 8 students must be anxiously waiting to hear where they will be going.