School Fees for five AIDS Orphans

Jan 25, 2013

They Dreamed a Dream

Children, 2 social workers and sweaty me
Children, 2 social workers and sweaty me

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,




About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.


Microproject Disclaimer

Every microproject is intended to use the donations it receives in accordance with its stated description; however, it is important to provide project leaders with the flexibility to maximize the potential benefit from the donations they receive. This means that your donation may be used as a part of the main project that supports this microproject, specifically School Fees for AIDS Orphans. In this event, the project leader is required to post an update to the microproject detailing the results and reasons behind this change.

If you or any other donor is unhappy with the way their funds have been used, he or she can reallocate their donation using the GlobalGiving guarantee.

donate now:


Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?
Support another project run by American Foundation for Children with AIDS that needs your help, such as:

Project Leader

tanya weaver

Harrisburg, PA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of School Fees for five AIDS Orphans