Send a Needy Child to High School in Rural Kenya

 
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Apr 10, 2014

Featuring Mat in high school - second year

Mat
Mat's sixth month in the home

Mat (not her her real name) joined Tumaini School in the year 2006 and later on she was admitted in the children's home. She was the first child to be rescued and admitted to the Tumaini Miles of Smiles Children's home.

One day Mat happened to be is school and she never used to sleep at home. She would come to school with dirty clothes and hungry. It was realised that our girl was actually spending her nights in the sugar cane plantation in fear of going home to be beaten by her step mother. She had bruises all over her body  which we didnt know and it was sad to see and imagine what was happening in her life.

Mat became happy when she came to our home and she worked hard in her primary education. She is now in her second year of high school and working hard.  Your donation to this program have enabled Matrober to remain in school until the time they close for holidays. Unlike many children who have been sent home because of school fees and have not even done their end term exams.

This is not because of Tumaini, we only saw the problem and you have done what it takes to ensure that Mat is continuing with her education. Currently we have 35 children who are in high school, 17 are in their second year and 18 joined this year, we are proud of you for enabling us continue to pay the high school fees through your donations. Joining high school especially for the needy children is not easy and it is the only opportunity that can change their lives for ever. Thank you for so much for making it happen.

We managed to pay the fees for the last semester which is ending on the 10th April and we will be opening the schools on the 5th May for the second semester. We still have to pay the fees for this semester and it is in this regard that we are requesting you to continue sharing the word so that we can be able to continue paying the fees for these precious children. Sharing the word and expanding our donor family will enable us continue to support these children remain school.

Keeping our page active and getting involved in Global giving offers will help us very much and the high school fund will keep growing. This is an ongoing program as every year we have children who graduate from primary school and when we put together the donations we are able to pay for all the children, the ongoing and the one joining.

Thank you very much and we know as we continue to work together, we are changing the lives and world for better!

Mat in the new home, 8th month
Mat in the new home, 8th month
Mat now in high school
Mat now in high school
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Rosalie Benitez

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Malibu, CA United States

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