I have just returned from Kenya where I met with the children who'll benefit from your generosity. The two eldest children had been taken out of school a couple of years back because they couldn't afford the fees required of them. The three youngest school aged children have never been to school. When I told them all that I thought they'd be able to go to school this year, their little faces brighted and the middle child, Joseph, smiled a sweet, sweet smile.
These kids don't have much...they share a bed in a tiny hovel in a slum of Mombasa. Today, this very day, they were told that they could go to school for the entire year, that they will have their uniforms, shoes, and books paid for. That they can continue dreaming of leaving the slum in pursuit of something better. They know that education is needed for that and they are willing to work hard at it.
Before leaving their home, I looked at each child in the eyes and asked them to please try their hardest at their school work. Solemnly, they each shook my hand and promised to do their best. That is all I want from and for them - their best.
Thank you, generous donors, for making this dream a reality for these children. What an amazing 2013 they will have, thanks to you!
On behalf of Osmondi, Lydia, Joseph, Brian, and Rama,
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