A Cow and a Good Beginning…January 20, 2014
NEW SHOES AND UNIFORMS AT STONEHOUSE ACADEMY!February 9, 2014
Responsible parents know that “Children are the future of Kenya”.
After gaining it’s independence from Great Britain on December 12, 1963, Kenya has become a relatively new, developing country. Thirty eight percent of it’s citizens still live in absolute poverty. Everyone knows that education of the children will make a major impact on the success of this nation to pull itself out of such extreme circumstances. Here in Nakuru, one of the fastest growing cities in Africa, we are striving to help by sponsoring as many children as possible through
Letting Educational Adoption Reshape Nakuru.
Although the list of needy families is endless, we are doing what we can to help children who need assistance.
As you read the stories and look at the pictures of just a few of these kids please consider how you can help.
Faith Muthoni, Esther Wangare and Miriam Nyambura
These three girls are sisters. They were left orphans after their father had been burned to death in the post election violence in the year 2007-2008. Their mother, who is disabled, cannot meet the needs of her children. They live in extremely poor conditions.
John Kibaki is a total orphan. The death of his parents was due to HIV/AIDS. Now he is staying with his grandparents. They were left with five kids but out of the five there are only two living – three others died. The remaining children are not affected by the disease. They are being raised by the grandparents who are not able to pay school fees.
Godfrey Ngugi is 7 years old and in the first grade. He is one of six children. His father is a drunkard and doesn’t support the family. His mother is our cook at the school. She has tried so hard to help her husband but he is totally irresponsible. Last week it got so bad she could not stay in the house. So we gave her a room at the school to live in with her children. She is a hard working mom and wants the best for her children.
There are many more children in similar situations. You can help sponsor a child for a donation of $80 three time a year. The school year started in January 2014. These kids are waiting for sponsors.
We are grateful for one time donations to help with our school, StoneHouse Academy.
Please consider how you can help provide the items on this list for some of our immediate needs:
KITCHEN EQUIPMENT for 100 students and teachers –
1 LG. POT, PLATES, SPOONS, CUPS –
We are transitioning from plastic to metal
for sanitary reasons. $230
5 STUDENT DESKS – $180
BLACK BOARDS $60
1 TEACHER’S TABLE $40
1 TEACHER’S CHAIR $12
SHELVES 8 CLASSROOMS and OFFICE $90
STATIONARY AND OFFICE SUPPLIES $45
2 DICTIONARIES $25
CURRICULUM – Grade 5 $65
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We are here to represent your great heart! Without your prayers and support we are nothing.
Cynthia and David