As the new year begins we are excited to see our library filling with students ready to get their school year off to the right start. While we always have many elementary students here studying, working on projects together, reading, or getting online and writing to friends around the world, we also have secondary students who come in the afternoon. There are few places in Ng'ombe for middle and high schoolers to study quietly. Their homes are usually full of other kids, they have chores that need to be done, and often they don't have electricity to study at night. The library is full of books, internet capable computers, and tutors.
We continue to need supplies, books, and more, so please don't forget to support this incredible library and the work of our students as they start the new year.
I want to thank each one of you for your support of this project. Sending students to school well equipped makes all the difference when it comes to success. Often, if a student does not have the materials listed in his/her school curriculum the teachers will send them home until they are able to come to class prepared. This is not always easy to do when you live in poverty buying notebook and pencils can mean going with out dinner.
Rather than continue having a school supply site we decided to combine this project with our Sponsorship of Students in Secondary Education. If you would like to continue helping Chikumbuso take care of these students please look at our other projects and choose from a list of ways you can help.
Thank you so much for the blessing you have been to Chikumbuso,
Holiday breaks at Chikumbuso seem so short lived for the teachers and staff but not so for the students. To the students Chikumbuso center is their "home away from home". It is their safe shelter where they do not have to worry about water, what to eat, or strangers in their path. Next week the school doors open to over 350 students in grades 1-6. Each one of these students is excited to be back, and has a dream for the year to come and their future.
Since 2005 our school has been educating the children of Ng'ombe, feeding them and helping out in their homes. We want to thank you for your support and ask you to help us give them the best year ever in 2014. So many of our students still need the books and supplies we take for granted here in the U.S.; many children in our compound are kicked out of school for lack of a pen or pencil. Help us make sure that they are prepared and have all they need to be successful.
School is just around the corner!