Education  Kenya Project #49436

Keep 100 students affected by Covid-19 in school.

by GARDEN OF HOPE FOUNDATION
Keep 100 students affected by Covid-19 in school.
Keep 100 students affected by Covid-19 in school.
Keep 100 students affected by Covid-19 in school.
Keep 100 students affected by Covid-19 in school.
Keep 100 students affected by Covid-19 in school.
Keep 100 students affected by Covid-19 in school.

 

The ongoing covid-19 pandemic has affected millions of school going children. Majority of them may never go back to school becuase of the effects of the pandemic. In Kibra slum (The  second largest informal settlement settlement) school going students have been forced to step in and support their families get food on the table. As a result, most students have found themselves taking up responsibilities that should not be theirs.

Thank you for your continued support, this month we have supported 20 students to remain in school. These students will be supported the whole year with schools fees, school supplies and other basic items needed in school.  This means that 20 lives will be transformed as result of your generous giving.

 

Meet Sharon. 

Sharon is the first born in a family of 5, she is currently in form four (grade 12). Her parents depend on casual and domestic work for a living. They are both paid Ksh 250. ($ 2.5) per day. This means mean that all her siblings are not able to go to school at the same time and some basic needs cannot be met, these include Sharon's school fees. 

We met Sharon through our school mentorship program. Our counsellors heard her story from classmates and decided to support her.The team visited Sharon's home and met with her parents. The reality of the situation was confirmed when the parents said that they had not paid rent of over 1 year. 

Sharon was enrolled in our scholarship program, through the support of generous donors like you. Sharon will be graduating from high shcool next year in March. 

 

Thank you for kind support

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Felix is the first born in a family of 5. His mum is the only bread winner since the father passed  two years ago. As the first born, he is sometimes tasked with the responsibility of providing for his family. This has affected his academic performance becuase he would miss school often. Additionally, becuase he lacked school fees he would often be sent home. 

In 2019, Felix was shortlisted for the scholarship program, by this time, he had stayed home for over 6 months without attending school. Joining the scholarship program helped him stay in school for the better part of 2019. However, in 2020, the pandemic affected his studies. This was also during a critical time in the academic years, over 1,000,000 students were expected to sit for their final high school exam. 

With the help of commited supporters like you, we opened our center in Kibera to over 30 students during the pandemic inorder for them to able to catch up with their studies and ensure that we address mental health challenges during the pandemic. Through the help of proffesional teachers and mentors, the students successfully went through the 7 months program and Felix was one of them. 

When the results were announced in March 2021, Felix came on top of his class with min grade of B+. This grade is enough to take him straight to university. 

Felix is part of 20 other students who are part of our scholarship program.

Thank you for supporting Felix to achieve his dream. 

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"Hello,

2020 was a tough year for me as a student. In March, I had to stop going to school becuase of Covid-19. I had only 1 year left before I graduate from high school. I was confused and anxious, studying at home proved difficult especially in situations where I could not understand different concepts. 

In June the same year, my parents lost their sources of  income. I had to step in and start supporting my parents, I dropped my studies at and started hawking bananas. My parents would on the other hand do some casual work. I come from a family of 6. I am the second born, the first born has her own family. In a day, we would make $ 3. 

I was introduced to Garden of Hope Foundation through the mentorship sessions they run in our school. Seeing that life was difficult. I turned to one place I knew I would get hope, this was GoHF. After sharing my situation with the team from Garden of Hope Foundation, they invited me to join their Covid-19 tuition program. This program was being offered to all the students who could not afford to study at home. Garden of Hope Foundation also provided my family with start-up capital to start a small business. 

In January 2021, Garden of Hope Foundation paid my school fees for the term. Though, my mum has secured another job, Dad is still running the business started by Garden of Hope Foundation." 

Thank you for your support. 

Vivian

Hi there! During March Little by Little, all eligible donations up to $50 will be matched at 50%. Consider donating from March 8-12March to keep more students in school. 

 

Let us keep more vulnerable students in school. 

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GARDEN OF HOPE FOUNDATION

Location: NAIROBI, KENYA - Kenya
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Twitter: @GardenofhopeFdn
Project Leader:
Victor Odhiambo
NAIROBI, KENYA Kenya
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