Educating street children in the Mathare slums

 
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A Day To Remember

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Kitale Endebess, Kenya
Map of A day to remember It was on monday morning when I was preparing to join form one.the one who is preparing for my schools is my guardian.we go to found for school a near by village because the money was not enough to go to boarding school. I was praying for God to open my door.as we were going my guardian get accident and die. I started struggle to all means.I left my young breather and sisters. I wonder which step to take because nobody can help us to get basic need. I decided to woke every morning to go to street to found food for my young brother. One day I found one person who decided to pay my school fees. I am decided to learn to help my young brother. Read more.
Related to project keywords: boarding school, school fees, go school, schools, pay school

There Is Money Hope For The Orphaned

By a male, under 16 years old, in Kakamega Central, Kenya
Map of THERE IS MONEY HOPE FOR THE ORPHANED I am Patrice Alusiola's aged 15. This year i am in Form 1 but it has been a really big challenge as there has not been any one to help me. Love Children Centre came in to pay try to help me in 2004 to date. In their support, my basic needs are cattred for including accommodation food and they have also taken me to school paying school fees buying me academic needs to make my teaching possible. hey supply my uniforms and all other related expenses. I believe i can make it if this support goes on although we are so many children in the centre. I believe God to provide me with a sponsor in future to help me to be sure of finishing my studies and training. Read more.
Related to project keywords: "childrens centre", school fees, support, basic needs, teaching

Unexpected Poverty

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of UNEXPECTED POVERTY It was with January were my mum got sick and in that circumstance you find that you can not get anything to eat and even were you can get money to go to school. I myself decided to go to the street so that I a my find solution but all those were nothing. I decided to go back to the street again and again. I needed somebody to educate me but nothing can come to my mind. and if I can find someone to educate me I can discover so many things like reading and even my talents and in the process the government or the children officer who came and collect all the children in the street and took them to the children home. I realise that I can do something to the society now I am in school to achieve my goal. Read more.
Related to project keywords: children street, mathare, go school, poverty, educate

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Cathal Conaty

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Berlin, Germany

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