Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans

 
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans has received 1 donation
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans has received 2 donations
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    It's Only Shoes, But. . .
    By - Laura Salazar - Assistant Project Leader
    IT’S ONLY SHOES, BUT THEY KEEP KIDS HEALTHY, HAPPY AND IN SCHOOL   Today I bring you an example of Kris Wetch’s busy life keeping the children and teens at the Good Samaritan Children’s Home in shoes. Not only do feet grow, and shoes wear out, but there are what Kris calls those “mischievous...
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    • ANN
      ANN Is there a way we can send clothes and shoes inexpensively from the USA and also be sure they will arrive safely? A group of mothers whose children have grown out of their clothes would love to be able to pass these clothes on because the items are in perfect condition (children outgrow their clothes and shoes so fast).... Read more »
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    • Alexis
      Alexis Hi Ann, thank you so much for your very thoughtful comment and generosity! I admire your desire to help. Unfortunately, at this time GlobalGiving does not have the capacity to offer in-kind donations or collect them for our nonprofit partners. Instead, we offer a fundraising website to work specifically with registered... Read more »
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans has received 4 donations
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans has received 8 donations
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans has received 2 donations
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    New Shoes & dancing Down the Street to School
    By - Laura Salazar - Assistant Project Leader
    Ninety pairs of feet will be dancing, running, hopping, skipping off to a new term of school because you donated to this cause.  September 2 begins the last term of school in the Kenyan school year.  After a short vacation, our students are ready to go back to classes.  On August  1, Fabulous African...
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans has received 1 donation
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans has received 1 donation
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans has received 3 donations
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    Sponsors put a smile on the GSCH kids
    By - Sheba Onchiri - Project Leader
    In May 2014, 32 out of the 57 primary school going children living at the Good Samaritan Children Home (GSCH)were able to secure sponsorship from a private donor. The money donated was used to pay second term tuition for the 32 children and buy required school textbooks. However, 25 other students were not able to pay the...
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans has received 1 donation
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans has received 9 donations
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    "Dreamers" at the Good Samaritan Children's Home
    By - Sheba Onchiri - Project Leader
    During my recent visit to the Good Samaritan Children home, I met Benta who passionately attributes her academic accomplishments to the home. Benta sat at a table located in one of the corners of the GSCH office. She seemed to be totally consumed in what appeared like an architectural drawing. Benta had...
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans has made updates to their project page.
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans has received 19 donations
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    Arts and Orphans
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    We at Fabulous African Fabrics are very proud of the high marks our boys and girls make in academics.  They also excell in the arts and athletics.  Laura Salazar, founder of FAF, discovered the children of the Good Samaritan Children's Home at an international children's theatre conference in Kenya where they...
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    Good Samaritan Children's Exemplary Performance!
    By - Sheba Onchiri - Project Leader
    Most public schools in Kenya start their third and last semester of the year in the second week of September 2013. Second semester was hugely affected by the teachers’ strike in many public schools sending all students back to their homes. Just as all students from other schools, the children of Good Samaritan Home...
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    Helping out at the Orphanage
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    Everyone is busy working at the Good Samaritan Children's Home.  There is school, homework, sports, drama  and play, but the staff insists on all of the children work to make the home clean and neat and effecient.  Not only do the children take care of their rooms, bathrooms, beds and storage; but they also...
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    Form 1 intake and future plans
    By - Sheba Onchiri - Project Leader
    This month, a Kenyan Daily carried an editorial detailing why a majority of children graduating from primary schools fail to attend Kenya’s national and provincial high schools. Some of the reasons provided include lack of school fees and distance from the children’s homes to school. For the children sheltered...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    The children receive new school shoes
    By - Sheba Onchiri - Project Leader
    Because of your generous financial contributions throughout the year 2012, the Good Samaritan Children Home (GSCH) has been able to purchase school shoes for more than 200 children. In the year that just ended (2012), FAF organization was able to raise and send $10,500 to the GSCH. These funds have been used to meet the...
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans has received 25 donations
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    Children look forward to a new pair of shoes
    By - Sheba Onchiri - Project Leader
     “I have only one uniform and my school shoes are getting torn, I wish I could have another pair of school uniform and shoes” -Senny Akinyi- A high school teenager residing at the Good Samaritan Children Home confiding in Sheba Onchiri.  When I look back to the time when I was a teenager in Kenya, I...
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    School Holiday and a "Thank You" note
    By - Sheba Onchiri - Project Leader
    Early this month, schools throughout Kenya closed for second semester school holidays.  School holidays are always eagerly awaited by all students especially those residing in boarding schools.  Most children look forward to seeing and catching up with their family members and relatives. However, some who may not...
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    It takes a village to educate a child
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    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...
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    School shoes enhances teens' self esteem
    By - Sheba Onchiri - Project Leader
    While some orphaned teenagers living at the Good Samaritan Children Home in Mathare, Kenya have been able to acquire mandatory school shoes-thanks to the donations given so far!- several are still waiting and hoping that someone will come to their aid. Apart from the fact that buying shoes is a fulfillment of a mandatory...
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    Life in a Kenyan Boarding School
    By - Laura Salazar - Assistant Project Leader
    Project Director Abigael Onchiri talks about her experiences in school in Kenya.  Abigael is now a Senior in East Lansing High School., East Lansing, MI. What I remember and probably miss about education in Kenya is the school dress code particularly the school uniform.  I remember with nostalgia how all students...
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans has received 30 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    African Students Association donates to FAF
    By - Sheba Onchiri - Project Leader
    On Friday, 2nd December, 2011 East Lansing High School's African Students Association (ASA club) held a colorful performance at the McDonald Middle School in East Lansing, Michigan. Those who attended had a wonderful evening of fun as ASA members staged Africa country flags, rhythms, and fashions. At the end of the...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    Children Living at the Good Samaritan Home
    By - Laura Salazar - Assitant Project Leader
    The population of the Good Samaritan Children's Home fluctuates.  Here is a run down of the numbers, ages and sex of the children as of the first of August. Babies birth to 3 years:  21 boys, 11 girls Nursery to school age:  6 boys, 9 girls Primary school:  70 boys, 40 girls Secondary school:  20...
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    FAF is a membership organization
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    Life at the Good Samaritan Children's Home is going well despite the famine in northern Kenya.  Through GlobalGiving we have raised $175 for tuition--Project 6163--and $75 for shoes--Project 7377--during the month of August.  In addition, the organization has raised about $400 from our sales at the Grand Rapids...
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    It is all smiles for teens
    By - Sheba Onchiri - Project Leader
    Reports reaching us from the Good Samaritan Children's Home (GSCH) says that about twenty (20) high school teenagers identified with the GSCH have been able to purchase required school shoes, thanks to donations received so far. Mercy, the home director, says "the kids look awesome in their new school shoes". She adds that...
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    SHOES FOR SHOES CONTINUES
    By - Laura Salazar - Assistant Project Manager
    Another garage sale is coming, so drop off those shoes that are in good shape, but a little too small, a little to sad, a little too kooky, and we will sell them, donating the proceeds to Global Giving Project #7377.  Take the shoes to 1158 Kensington St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534 on May 19, after 6 P.M. ...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans posted a progress report
    Shoes for Shoes
    By - Laura Salazar - Assistant Project Leader
    Quality shoes are required for children attending school in Kenya.  This is for reasons of health, protecting the children from disease, dirt and cuts. Good shoes also add to moral in the classroom.  Having a pair of polished shoes in good condition is also a tradition of the British school...
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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  • Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans has received 8 donations
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sheba onchiri

East Lansing, MI United States

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