If you come to Kenya and visit the Umoja Project, you will often hear our scholars talk about the Umoja family. Umoja is my mother and my father. I have so many brothers and sisters because of the Umoja Project. The Umoja family supports these children through the challenges of living without one or both parents.
In some cases an entire family of children have benefited from our project. The older children show the younger children the way to success. They instill the importance of a strong work ethic and the value of education.
Lenox (above) is a second year student at Musindo Muliro University in Kakemega. He is studying to receive his Bachelor's Degree in Commerce. He has been an Umoja student since class 6. He graduated from Chulaimbo Secondary School in 2015. His father passed away in 2004, and he is supported only by his mother. Lenox says, "Without the Umoja Project, there would have been no money for school fees."
Lenox's younger brother Lee Enock is a form one (9th grade) student at Chulaimbo Secondary School. He is shown below taking exams in June, just before half term break. He hopes to follow in his brother's footsteps to attend university and to make a better life for his family.
Global Interfaith Partnership is working to build the number of secondary scholarships we provide to students like Lenox and Lee Enock. We plan to increase our number over the next five years so that we can send all students who do well on the KCPE exams to high school. Our Kenyan community has raised seven scholarship for 2018 and have committed to 14 in 2019. We want to match their donations in the U.S.
With your help we can meet our five-year goal of sending all our qualifying students to secondary school.
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