Wow, look at your record! Through Project 6163 you have raised $7476, sending 7 teens to high school since October 2010. Now we have a chance to raise enough money to educate 2 more young people in just one day's giving through Global Giving's Bonus Day, June 13.
If we can raise $1200 in 24 hours that day, Send Orphaned Teens to High School will receive a match of $800!
How can we do this?
120 people can give $10.00 each
60 people can give $20.00 each
30 people can give $40.00 each
You've got the picture, so let's do it. The kids need every one of you out there to get on the band wagon and encourage friends and relatives to add to their bit to this drive.
MORE DETAILS WILL FOLLOW.
While some orphaned teenagers living at the Good Samaritan Children Home in Mathare, Kenya have been able to acquire mandatory school shoes-thanks to the donations given so far!- several are still waiting and hoping that someone will come to their aid.
Apart from the fact that buying shoes is a fulfillment of a mandatory school obligation, the teenagers who have benefited talk of the joy and confidence they have found in their new pair of school shoes. Majority of them share that the school shoes enhances their self esteem and assures them of continues stay in school throughout the school year. The teenagers say they "no longer feel embarrassed in our old shoes". They wish to say a big "Thank You!" to all those who have contributed in enhancing their self-esteem and more so in ensuring that their schooling remain uninterrupted.
Due to your help, another teen is going to school this spring. Tuition for hign school in Kenya amounts to about $1000 US per semester. The children at the Good Samaritan Children's Home have an excellent record in passing their examinations to allow them into high school at the end of eighth grade. But with close to 50 teen in school, the orphanage must raise about $100,000 per year for tuition for that to happen. The children go to several different schools including highly ranked boarding schools, many of which are supported by a variety of churches. Other children go to local high schools or trade schools.
In a country where the average person makes $300 per year, this is a tremendous challenge to the orphanage's management.
Thanks to you, we have been able to donate $7000 to the GSCH in the last few years. This February another $1000 was sent to the home, so another child is no longer waiting. Every year there are more children. Our goal is to increase the amount sent so more teens can go to school, helping them and their community.