Smiling Girls 1

Learning for Unfortunate Children in Kenya

Summary of LUCK Projects

 

  • Sponsorship of children

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      • School Visit Volunteers

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          • Network of Participating Head Teachers

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              • Fundraising Events

Our Projects

The project has been simply helping poor children attain secondary education

January 2009
In Kenya our initial efforts have been directed at helping the children living in the IDP camps in Kenya's Rift Valley, especially in Eldoret and other areas affected by the recent post election violence.

Sponsored children have been found placements in schools located throughout Central Province and in the Rift Valley. They have been provided with school fees, uniforms, shopping to join boarding school including books, travelling money and in the case of orphans they have somewhere to go during school holidays. We are also organising volunteers to visit the children at school on open days to make sure they are doing well and know that someone cares about them.

By end of May a total of 42 children had been sponsored. A few missed the start of the term in January but were able to join school in second term. This however, was the latest any child would join school so there has been no more sponsorship. We expect to resume sponsoring children next year.
May 2010
Aa total of 22 children gor sponsorship and have reported to secondary schools.
Feb 2011
This year has been very slow as I lost my dear brother back home and was away beginning of the year. I olny managed to help 4 children. 1 girl and 3 boys of whom 2 have managed to get good grades (results out in feb 2015) to take them to university. tTe third boy Thige an oprhan had C+ and is interested in reporting form 3 to attain a grade to take him to university
May 2012
A total of 7 children got sponsorship. Among them a very sad case a boy called mohamed who did not get sponsorship in 2011 and repeted. He is very clever and heading fot universty.
May 2013
A total of 14 children got sponsorship amongst them to 3 disalbed children attending special schools.
May 2014
A total of 19 children got sponsprship. The case of a boy who had not joined form 1 the year ago got the heart of a lady called jane. he was already working in a farm milking cows and was very happy to leave his job and go to school. Also a girl called Sharon Chepkomoi was happy to leave her job as a maid to go to school.
April 2015
17 children have been sponsored and joined school by end of March. Among them is a girl Kwamboka who was admitted to a national school and his dad works as a watchman so he couldnt afford about ksh80,000 to join form 1. A case of a boy called Kelvin touched my heart when they travelled with mum from 6am and when i spoke to them at about 5 they hadnt even affored lunch forget the kshs65,000 for fees and about ksh 20,000 for shopping to join manu high school.
Jan 2016
Only 7 children got sponsored as I had to travel to Kenya and wasn't able to help much. I travelled to see the children in Ol kalao who most live in slums (kambi) and was shocked by the level of poverty in the area. Over 30 children who attended to day had not joined form 1 by April and none of them did due to lack of funds and fact I wasnt able to help. Meaning I have a big list of of those who didnt join last year and the ones who are due to join this year.

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