Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School

 
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School has received 1 donation
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School posted a progress report
    Communication Improves
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    Facebook has made it possible for us to know more about the everyday life at the Good Samaritan Children's Home.  Recently we heard this booster message: March 17--Thank you all for your support, and being a blessing to this great family of Good Samaritan, we love you. Four days later we received this cry for...
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School has received 3 donations
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School posted a progress report
    Happy Holidays from the Good Samaritan Children's
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    From Merci Thou, Director of the Home:  We are very grateful to God for giving us the privilege of being a blessing to the dear little angels [nine agencies, including Global Giving and Fabulous African Fabrics who support us]. His grace abounds towards us. The quarterly report from the GSCH tells us of 28...
    • 3 months ago
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School posted a progress report
    Greetings from the Good Samaritan Children's Home
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    Mercy Thuo,director of the Good Samaritan Children's Home writes us this holiday greeting: Thank you to all my dearest friends and partners, this far you have made us proud.  With you, we are confident of achieving so much towards these little ones.  May God be with you, making you excel in every aspect of...
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School has received 10 donations
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School posted a progress report
    GSCH Students Shine Academically
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    In past reports I have bragged about the high marks children liveing at the Good Samaritan Children's Home receive in high school.  The August report from the home passed on some specifics that make me think we should have some bumper stickers created that say,  "My Children are the Best Students in St. Mary's...
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School has received 1 donation
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School has received 2 donations
    • 8 months ago
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School posted a progress report
    Links with the Good Samaritan Children's Home
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    Global Giving representative Farley Sawyer recently visited the Good Samaritan Children's Home in Nairobi.  FAF asked Farley to make this visit and advise us how FAF can be more effecient in helping the orphanage.  On July 11 we received this message from the director of the home, Mercy Thuo.  Mercy's letters...
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School has received 2 donations
    • 11 months ago
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School posted a progress report
    Spring into Spring
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    First, we have a new look!  See our new website:  www.fafkenyanorphans.org   Second, we have a new brochure.  Contact us at 727-946-5322 for your copy or a copy to give to a friend. May 19  FAF's Annual Meeting at 1158 Kensington St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534.All members may vote to nelp make...
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School has received 40 donations
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School posted a progress report
    2012 Record Breaking Year
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    Fabulous Afrcian Fabrics broke its last record by $500, by sending $10,500 to the Good Samaritan Children's Home in 2012.  It is amounts like that which has allowed the Home to hire a social worker and other professionals making this home one of the best run in Nairobi. FAF raised six thousand dollars on Global Giving...
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School posted a progress report
    Honor Tony's Birthday
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    During the month of December Fabulous African Fabrics  honors memory of FAF's founder's son, Anthony Salazar by asking for donations in his name.  Tony passed away in 2005 of an AVM at the age of 37.  We've attached a picture of Tony at age 15 just to show you what a guy he was, full of energy and wit. ...
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    School Uniforms required along with Tuition
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    Usually our reports on this space emphasize the need for tuition funds for our children at the Good Samaritan Children's Home.  Today we are asking you to consider the need for good sturdy shoes for the children to wear to school.  Not only must teens have the money for tuition, but they also need be dressed...
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School posted a progress report
    Fabulous African Fabrics Has Updated Website
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    Fabulous African Fabrics is constantly working to improve its organization and its opportunities.  Our first website dating to 2007 was beautiful and useful.  But it was no longer possible for us to add more new information to our web pages.  This week we  posted a revised website, keeping our former...
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    More Teens in High School
    By - Laura Salazar - Project LeaderJ
    We at Fabulous African Fabrics were thrilled to receive a check from Global Giving for $1848 for our Bonus Day  earnings in June.  You have sent two more teens to high school..  The tuition bill is always a great worry for the director of The Good Samaritan Home, Mercy Thuo.  Mrs.Thuo knows the...
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    Graduation Day for Orphans in Keya
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    It's graduation day in high schools across America.  Have you thought about what that high school diploma has meant to your life?  What would your life be without it?  That possibility faces several teens at the Good Samaritan Children's Home each year.  They can't even enroll in school because there is...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School posted a progress report
    The Numbers: Win for Teens on Bonus Day
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    Wow, look at your record!  Through Project 6163 you have raised $7476, sending 7 teens to high school since October 2010.  Now we have a chance to raise enough money to educate 2 more young people in just one day's giving through Global Giving's Bonus Day, June 13. If we can raise $1200 in 24 hours that...
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School has received 62 donations
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School posted a progress report
    More $$$ to Kenyan Teens
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    Due to your help, another teen is going to school this spring.  Tuition for hign school in Kenya amounts to about $1000 US per semester.  The children at the Good Samaritan Children's Home have an excellent record in passing their examinations to allow them into high school at the end of eighth grade. ...
    • 2 years ago
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    Happy Valentine's Day
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    Here are a couple of toddlers who live at the Good Samaritain Children's Home wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day.  In the past 5 years the GSCH has accepted more young children in its ranks, with babies sometimes left on its door step.  In prior years most of the children in the home were of school age.  An...
    • 2 years ago
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    New Year Greetings from Orphanage
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    When I went to Kenya in 1998 I was struck by the friendliness and warmth of the Kenyan people.  This is especially true of Mercy Thuo who founded the Good Samaritan Children's Home in Nairobi, Kenya.  Mercy is very grateful and gracious for the support she gets from Global Giving through Fabulous African...
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School posted a progress report
    Fund Raising and 2012 Budget
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    The FAF Board has passed a budget of $7150 for 2012.  The goal for the Anthony Salazar Fund, which is used for emergencies, is  $1500.  During 2011 we spent $500 of this emergency fund on high school tuition for teens in The Good Samaritan Children's Home in addition to the money sent through...
    • 2 years ago
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    New Rules for Kenyan Orphanages
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
                REORGANIZATION:  Mercy Thuo reports that there will be changes in the operation of The Good Samaritan Children’s Home.  Children’s homes and orphanages will have to adjust policies to be in compliance with government rulings.  The...
    • 2 years ago
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    Tuition as and Emergency
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    "We have a big standing fee which amounts [to] more than 200,000 Kenya shillings in secondary school tuition,"  writes Merci Thuo on May 15 from the Good Samaritan Children' Home.  The bill is $2100 US dollars.  Until this bill is paid, all funds FAF sends to the orphanage will be funneled into tuition. ...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School posted a progress report
    Back School Fees
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    We have been notified that children at The Good Samaritan Children's Home are unable to attend school after their holiday because of standing tuition fees.  All funds, including that designated to the camera, are now being diverted to this need. The Good Samaritan Children's Home is located in the Mathare...
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    Fun in the Ground and in the AIr
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Administrator
    Teens at the Good Samaritan Children's Home are bringing the performing arts to the Mathare Slum.  Using African dance, theatre art and aerobic activities, the teens entertain school audiences and children gathered in the streets.  The shows provide funds for the home, challenging, wholesome activities...
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School has received 104 donations
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School posted a progress report
    Kenyan Boarding Schools
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    The Teens from The Good Samaritan Children's Home attend several different secondary schools: public schools, trade schools, and boarding schools.  Boarding schools are located away from Nairobi and offer teens a superior education.  This is good for educational goals, but somewhat leaves the children on their...
    • 3 years ago
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    Congratulations New Form 1 Students
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    Good Samaritan Home Director Mercy Thuo and her staff reported December 30 about the new high students who start their first year in February.  Because of the high marks in the national test that the children have received, The Good Samaritan Home in Mathare Slum, Nairobi tries to place them out of the slum...
    • 3 years ago
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    Boys and Trash
    By - laura Salazar - Project Leader
    The boys of The Good Samaritan home help raise funds and build goodwill through garbage collection in the Mathare Slum where they live.  The boys enjoy the work while the girls of the home do not like it at all.  Each child in the Good Samaritan Home has duties.  Some of them care for the animals...
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School posted a progress report
    Teens Waiting
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Leader
    "Finding tuition is an uphill task." Mercy Thuo, administrator of the Good Samaritan Home in Nairobi, Kenya, told us this July that ten teens are waiting to go to high school. With 120 high school students at the Good Samaritan Home, and tuition at $1060 per child per year, the annual bill is $126,000 (US $) per year. ...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School posted a progress report
    Dyeing for Charity
    By - Laura Salazar - Project Manager
    Since Sept. 1 we have raised enough money for 2 orphans to go to high school. The fund drive is ramping up with FAF Membership Chair, Kiri Salazar donating her hair do to the cause. Starting today, Sept. 10, donors may make a donation and vote for their favorite team: Grand Valley State University, Michigan State, or...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School posted a progress report
    Great Start to Send Orphaned Teens to HS
    By - Laura Salazar - Executive Director
    Our fund drive started with $1000 the first 3 days of September. This sends one child from The Good Samaritan Home to School for one year. 119 teens are waiting for tuition. They are waiting for you. Sunday the founder of Fabulous African Fabrics, Laura Salazar, had a pie thrown in her face to celebrate the first...
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  • Send Orphaned Teens from Kenya to High School has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Laura Salazar

Ph. D., Executive Director
Grand Rapids, MI United States

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