As always, we wish to start our report by sincerely thanking our generous donors all over the world who have been supporting this project! So many of you are monthly donors, which emphasizes your ongoing commitment to higher education for these at-risk young adults. Through their hard work and your support, their dreams for a better future can be realized. Education is a top priority in Kenya, and especially in Nyumbani Village. There are 3 schools on the Village grounds, including Hotcourses Primary School, Lawson High School, and the Polytechnic. The students who live in and around the Village know how lucky they are to have access to such good schools, and they are working hard. Happily, Hotcourses Primary School was recently ranked 4th in its educational zone. In addition, eight of the top ten performing students in the zone were from Nyumbani Village! This is a wonderful testament to the students' dedication and eagerness to learn. Of the students graduating from Hotcourses Primary, 82 joined Lawson High School and 23 joined the Polytechnic. Once these students graduate from secondary school, however, access to education becomes more limited, as well as increasingly challenging due to the costs. One student in particular, Nicholas, has benefited greatly from the Village. Nicholas lost his last remaining parent while in nursery school, and he and his sister went to live with their elderly grandfather. Nicholas' extended family together paid for his elementary school fees, up to class six. After that, he was admitted to Nyumbani Village, where he felt as though he had received an amazing gift. He now had a roof over his head, food at every meal, and was able to go to school. Nicholas has now graduated from secondary school, and he and his classmates patiently await the results of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exam. Nicholas is so grateful for the nurturing the Village has afforded him up to this point and for the amazing opportunity he has ahead for tertiary level training! On behalf of everyone at Nyumbani Village, thank you for your support!
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