What would you do if your parents or gurdians told said you cannot continue with your education after high school? What would you do when you are trying to apply for jobs and they cannot hire you becuase you don't have the skills or money to continue with your education?
This is the story of many high school graduates in Kibera. Most of their parents/gurdians are not able to pay for their college or university fees after high school. As a result they try to do anything possible to meet their needs. The challenges include, but not limited to crime and violence and drug abuse.
Garden of Hope Foundation through its Leadership and Developement program is changing this narative. Students who complete this 22 week program will be better prepared for further education, interview processes, job searching, business management, proposal writing, research, community service and have a better understanding of who they are and what goals they have.
We currently have 12 high school graduates who want are going through the program, their are other 100 who are still waiting to join the program. These youth are being equiped with sustainable entreprenurship and leadership skills. The skills will help them start their small businesses and sustain themselves and their families.
It only cost usd 50 to sponsor one. Consider donating today.
Walking through the Dusty streets of Kibera slum, you can't help but notice the sadness in everyone's face this is becuase of the challenges they have been facing the past 3 months which has lead to the death of at least 5 youth. Looking around, you can easily notice everyone sneezing, teary eyes and people standing in small groups mostly idle youth who have not had the opportunity to join school or those who have dropped out of school.
This is where we meet Nicholas. He has been out of school the past 1 year. He was reffered to Garden of Hope Foundation by a friend who noticed how idle he was. Nicholas went through the leadership developement and entreperenurship program. A program which support youth who have dropped out of school and those who are not able to continue with education. After He graduated from high school, his parents were not able to continue paying his college fees, but now things are not the same for him. Nicholas went through the program and he now runs a small shop. He says, "the skills I got from the training by Garden of Hope Foundation has supported me start the business, keep records and build my entreperenurship skills".
Nicholas is just one out of 200 students who will Join us for program next year. In total the program has supported 50 youth since its inception and we we look foward to supporting more. This ThanksGivng you and your friend can help us support poor youth from Kibera slum gain sustainable skills. Your donation of $50 will go along way in ensuring a better future for them. Since the start of this year our project has impacted the live of 700 students through the different programs we run which include: Mentorship, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Leadership development and entrepreneurship.
We trust you are doing well. We would like to sincerely thank you for the continued support and prayer. A lot has happend since we last sent you our project report and we are glad to keep you posted on what has been happening.
Most of our dear students were affected during the post election violence which happened after the the declaration of the presidential results. We are glad that your kind donation was able to provide school supply and school fees to over 70 students as they reported back to school.
Kevin is a student at Silver Spring Secondary school. He has been attending our mentorship session for the past 3 years. Early this year we introduced a project that was aimed at monitoring students grades. When we started the project, Kevin's grades were "C" this was due to lack of school fees and good environment to study.
Through your kind giving at the beginning of the year, we are glad to report that last term Kevin as able to score a mean of grade of "B" together with other students whose grades had significantly improved. Thorugh your support 300 students arer able to be empowered each week.
We invite you to continue partnering with us to sustain more lives in Kibera slum. Once they graduate out of high school more students are not able to join university or college due lack of finances or low grades. This is year we will over 200 student graduate from high school. You can partner with us to equip them with leadership and entreprenuership that will help sustain their needs and those of their families.