Fabulous African Fabrics

To support the Good Samaritan Children's Home and to educate others throughout the world about the needs of orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya.
Aug 21, 2012

More Teens in High School

We at Fabulous African Fabrics were thrilled to receive a check from Global Giving for $1848 for our Bonus Day  earnings in June.  You have sent two more teens to high school.. 

The tuition bill is always a great worry for the director of The Good Samaritan Home, Mercy Thuo.  Mrs.Thuo knows the value of education, and she is proud of the young people who have studied very hard to qualify for high school.  Each year it is a scramble to find the funds for sixty or so children to go to school.  Depending on the teen, it may be to the local secondary school, a trade school, or a private boarding school.  Boarding schools sometimes offer scholarships to needy children.  But none-the-less one thousand dollars needs to be found for each child--$60,000 to $100,000 per year.

When the tuition is not raised, the youngest children stay at the orphanage, repeating their 8th grade studies so they will retain the information to help them succeed when their turn for tuition money arrives.

Thank you for your generosity.  Two more teens will be educated and happily go off to school. 

Jun 8, 2012

Graduation Day for Orphans in Keya

GSCH Tumbling Club with Mathare Slum in Back
GSCH Tumbling Club with Mathare Slum in Back

It's graduation day in high schools across America.  Have you thought about what that high school diploma has meant to your life?  What would your life be without it?  That possibility faces several teens at the Good Samaritan Children's Home each year.  They can't even enroll in school because there is not money for tuition.

You can change that. The teens of the Good Samaritan Home are counting on you to donate to Project 6163 on June 13, as it is GlobalGiving's Bonus day, the day we plan to raise $1200 and thus send two more orphaned teens to high school.  With GlobalGiving's match we will meet our goal.

Here's what you need to do.  Early in the day June 13 go onto www.globalgiving.org project 6163 and donate as much as your are able.  We need many donations no matter the size because a $1000 prize awaits the organization with the largest number of donors, as well as a $1000 prize for the organization that raises the most money.  This would be in addition to the match and the money you donate.

Please spread the word and graduation day will be a reality for all of the teens at the Good Samaritan Children's Home.

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Jun 6, 2012

It takes a village to educate a child

Teen Tumbling Club, Good Samaritan Children
Teen Tumbling Club, Good Samaritan Children's Home

It takes a village to support the education of the Good Samaritan Children's Home.  And on the 13 of June we are asking you to be a part of a village sending teen orphans to high school.  Did you know that the children of the Good Samaritan Home do very well on their 8th grade exams?  Most the children qualify to go on to high school.  But sometimes there is not enough money.  Teens then need to stay at the orphanage school and re-do 8th grade so they do not forget much of what they learned.  Education helps children, communities, and countries.

On June 13th you can help kids realize their dreams.  Global Giving is having a Bonus Day, matching this project by 40%.  Our goal is to raise $1200.  With our match, we will have enough to send two more teens to high school.  There is also a $1000 prize offered the project the largest number of separate donors.  Therefore we want large donations and many small donations.  So please join in.  Stand with us in a village that stands for education. 

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