Expanding Opportunities

Expanding Opportunities' mission is to increase self-sufficiency and cultural awareness through educational and charitable projects for people nationally and internationally. It is a broad mission designed to be clear enough to guide and flexible enough to respond to a variety of human need.
Aug 29, 2013

BACK TO SCHOOL

Back to School
Back to School

September begins the final term for this year at school. Kenyan schools operate from January to December. Students in Kenya often have school fees, and exam fees to meet at this time of year. It is not uncommon for students to reach the last few weeks of the year and be told to go home for lack of payment. Or Seniors in High School be told without the Exam fee they will not be able to take the examination they have been working toward for 12 years! With your help, we will meet the obligations of the 24 children Expanding Opportunities is supporting. Any amount over our obligation will be used to meet the end of the year needs for additional children beginning with the seniors.

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Aug 29, 2013

Kipsing Academy

Kipsing Girls win competitions in Isiolo
Kipsing Girls win competitions in Isiolo

Kipsing is a small rural village 78 km from Isiolo, Kenya.  Many years ago the Catholic Church established a mission in this pastoralist community and built a school.  Now, many years later, the school has been turned over to the government and the Catholic Church continues to manage the dormitories.

The Headteacher of Kipsing Academy is extremely active in the community. He works hard to ensure education for the girl child.  Girls will run away from home to the school. He works with families to help them understand the importance of education for the girl child and the laws of Kenya which forbid FGM and Early Forced Marriage.  The biggest barrier to his work is locating assistance to keep the girls in the dormitory while they attend school and during holidays when insistent fathers will marry off the girls.  The Catholic Church subsidizes the dormitory but requests a family contribution.

Thanks to your assistance, Expanding Opportunities is assisting four girls to receive an education at Kipsing Academy. There are many more on the waiting list.

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Aug 6, 2013

Meet Joshua

Joshua
Joshua

Joshua Ndugu has been with us for several years.  He is now over 18 and is in Class 8. He missed a great deal of school before coming to us.  He struggles as a student due to the lack of a solid foundation when young.   He is a hard worker and very responsible. Rather quiet, he is always ready to lend a hand. Turn around and he will be there and say "Let me help you with that. ".


 He is in love with automobiles and hopes we will be able to help him get his driver's license and mechanics school.
He is in his last year of primary school and takes the KCPE examination in November.


Early in the year, a wonderful donor came along and assisted him to get his school fees paid, and  renew the parts of his uniform that were no longer useable.  He does not have a regular sponsor.


He has three months more of primary school then take his examination in November.   He is hoping to take a driver education class in December and an automotive mechanics apprenticeship or a course in January . It will cost approximately $1,000.00 to take Joshua from where he is now to independence and employment.   Two donors giving a recurring donation s of $31.00 per month will be matched by an anonymous donor and Joshua will be independent, employed and grateful.  Thank you for considering this wonderful opportunity.

Josh
Josh
Joshua painting
Joshua painting

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