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.
Dec 2, 2014

THANK YOU: Grateful kids speak

JWHS brothers and sisters. - Smiles all around
JWHS brothers and sisters. - Smiles all around

Is it worth it? I am often asked that question and can respond with a resounding YES. Your assistance makes a permanent impact on this generation and the others to follow.

Here are two spontaneous letters. They speak for themselves.

"Thank you, Thank you , thank you very much. Thank you for being like mother and my father.

Thank you for taking care of me by paying school fees for me and provide me with clothes, food and other needs.

Thank you for took us on a trip to Isiolo area. Thank you for taking care of us in Isiolo and providing us food.

Thank you for being a good mother for us and make us happy, I am always happy with you .

I miss you when you go to USA. This term I got 413 marks and was position 3.

Say Hi to you members of your family. Also remember our sponsors.

I promise you I will work hard in school.

I wish you a Merry Christmas.

Goodbye

A happy child in JWHS.

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Hey, I love you so much. Thank you for taking us to Isiolo. On the way you buy us bread, jam and peanut butter. Thank you for paying for me the school fees. I promise to improve next year twenty fifteen when I am in class five. Have a good journey when you are going to USA. Please greet your friends, your sons, and your mother also our sponsors. When you come from USA you are going to start a school in Isiolo. You have stayed with me for a long time, almost seven years. You have liked my mother. When I was in class four end term I had three hundred and ninety three marks when I am in class five I promise you mom that I will improve in class five. I like to have 420 marks.

 

Help us keepchanging ives and making it "WORTH IT"  An anonymous donor is matching every new monthly donation.  Global Giving makes it easy to give monthlyl. Even a small amount reguarly is a solid base upon which we can build.

The boys at JWHS - truly brothers
The boys at JWHS - truly brothers

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Nov 17, 2014

Rising on the Western Skyline

Rising on the western skyline
Rising on the western skyline

Gordon Clem Academy is rising on the Western Skyline of Aremiet. Construction in Kenya in the “bush” is not an easy task. The transportation of materials 6 km on a rough road through the river and mud, everything done by hand without the use of power tools, and training local labor as we go makes the progress a bit slower but much more satisfying.

Two classrooms and a small administration block is enough to get started in January. Beyond the challenge of construction is the challenge of getting the Academy running and keeping the costs as low as possible for the people.

Gordon Clem Academy will be serving primarily pastoralist communities. Most have very little money and many are single parents.

We welcome challenges and wish for you to come alongside us as we work together to bring the solution to poverty – EDUCATION - to students who may never otherwise be able to finish high school.

Placing the forms for the pillars
Placing the forms for the pillars
The handmade reinforcement for the lintels
The handmade reinforcement for the lintels
Handmade tables in the making
Handmade tables in the making

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Nov 17, 2014

24 children in 2014 - Help us double the number

Children at Sawa Academy
Children at Sawa Academy

School is closing for 2014 this week in Kenya. Expanding Opportunities assisted 24 children in some way to attend school. Uniforms, books, school fees, shoes, exam fees, are just some of the ways your contribution assists children in Kenya to attend school. Some of the children worked hard and moved from position 6 or 7 in their class to positions 1 and 3!!

Two children completed their first year of high school. Without sponsored assistance their education would have ended with class 8.

School will begin in January of 2015. It may seem far away right now but soon there will be far more than the 24 students on the list hoping for assistance from Expanding Opportunities to attend school. Help us to say YES by giving a Holiday gift of a school sponsorship for a child.   GlobalGiving makes giving secure, accountable and easy.

Classroom at Kipsing
Classroom at Kipsing
School Children
School Children

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