The Covid-19 pandemic saw many school going children drop out of school. However, because of your generous support we wer able to keep over 40 students in school. 10 of these students have succesfully graduated from high school.
Your donation could keep more of them in school.
I hope you enjoy reading the following profiles.
Doreen is 18 years old. She lives with her parents and ten siblings in Raila, Kibera. Her dad who is the sole breadwinner of the family is a mechanic. Doreen completed her secondary school education at Maono Education Center and scored a mean grade of A- (minus).While in high school, Doreen played football and volleyball. Aspires to be a doctor, business woman or a Lawyer.
Simon is18 years old. He lives in Makina, Kibera. Simon and his six siblings have been raised by their mother who a single parent is running a small grocery in Makina. He completed his high school education at Starays secondary school and scored a mean grade of B. Simon aspires to be a nurse.
Grivit is 19 years old. He lives in Mashimoni, Kibera. Grivit and his six siblings lost their dad, and have been raised single handedly by their mother who does menial household jobs. He completed his high school education at Starays secondary school and scored a mean grade of A
Christabel is 19 years old. She lives in Makina, Kibera. Christabel lives with her aunt, a casual laborer. She completed her secondary school education at New Horizon High School and scored a mean grade of C plain. While in school, she sang in the choir. In future, Christabel aspires to be a philanthropist.
Philimona is 20 years old. He lives in Katwekera, Kibera. Philimona lives with his mum and four siblings. His mother is a casual laborer. He completed his secondary school education at Trinity secondary school and scored a mean grade of C plain. Philimona aspires to be an electrical engineer.
Fedine is 18 years old. He lives in Mashimoni, Kibera. He lives with his parents and 3 siblings. His dad is a casual laborer. Fedine completed his secondary school education at Maono secondary school and scored a A- (minus). He aspires to be an entrepreneur.
Seline is 18 years old. She lives in Soweto, Kibera with her parents and her four siblings. Her parents are casual laborers who survive on menial jobs. Seline completed her secondary school at Trinity secondary school and scored a mean grade of D plain.
Shelvine is 18 years old. She lives in Kianda, Kibera with her parents and eight siblings. Her parents are casual laborers. Shelvine completed her secondary school education at Trinity Secondary School and scored a mean grade of A+ (plus).
Wycliffe is 20 years old. He lives in Mashimoni, Kibera. Wycliffe is a total orphan and lives with his neighbors who double up as his guardians together with their six children. Wycliffe completed his secondary school education at St Mary’s secondary school in Kibera and scored a mean grade of B. While in school, he played football and was a member of the christian union.
Faith is 18 years old. She lives in Lindi, Kibera with her parents and 4 siblings. Her parents are casual laborers who survive on menial jobs. Faith completed her secondary Education at Shammah Secondary School and attained a mean grade of B (plain).
Donate and transform a life.
Over 1.5 million High school students living in urban informal settlements were affected by Covid-19 and could not go to school. Going to school was a dream that they wished could come true. This is mainly becuase their parents cannot afford to pay the much needed tuition fees. During the Covid-19 pandemic, most of these students were forced to drop out of school completely, while others have been forced to only attend class when their parents/gurdian are able to get some finances.
These finances are however never guaranteed considering that the families depend mainly on casual jobs. Since the pandemic started, we have ensured that 30 high school students attend school without interuption thanks to your generous support. These students would otherwise stay at home and perhaps involve themselves in negative activities. 15 students were added the last 3 months. This year, our hope is add 20 more students. Thank you for being part of this initiative. We believe that education is the only way to solve systematic poverty.
Most families living in Kibera slum cannot afford 3 meals a stay. This is mainly becuase low income. An average family of 5 depend on an income of $ 1.25 a day. This sitiation makes it difficult for families to take their children to school. A per our recent survey, an average student misses 3 month of school per year because they cannot pay school fees.
Lack of access to quality and afforable education has left many families to deal with the consequences of their children not going to school. Some of the effects include: Early pregancy, drug abuse, crime and violence among others. The Covid-19 situation has made the situation worse, most families lost their sources of income, businesses were shut down and others have been forced to located.
Through your support, Garden of Hope Foundation wil ensure that 30 students remain in school the next 1 year. These students will received full scholarships, mentorship and other school related materials. Our team has ensured that the most needy students are able to access education.
Please consider donating to this project in order for more students to get access to quality education.
Meet some the needy students you have supported during the covid-19 pandemic to stay in school.
Hard-working form three (Grade 11) students at Shammah splendid high school with a passion for Journalism. She was born and raised in the Kibera slums. She has an interest in drama, football, and choir. She appreciates the support from Garden of Hope because she can see the breakthrough in her studies and future life as result of the shcolarship program.
17 Years Old Shelvin is an intelligent form 2 (Grade 10) student from Trinity Kibera School. With a good academic background and interest in reading inspiring books and motivating others. She lives at Bombolulu in Kibera. The scholarship has given her newfound hope and the motivation needed to complete her high school.
Selina, a firstborn from a family of four, two younger siblings, and her father. She is a Form Two student in Trinity High School who lives in Kibera. She is a girl with a golden foot when it comes to football. She believes that education is the key to success hence her good academic background. She was facing challenges in terms of school fees. She appreciates everyone who is supporting her stay in school.
Wycliff is a Form 3 student studying in St. Christine. He enjoys playing football whenever it is possible to do so. He is interested in pursuing electrical engineering. He would like to thank the Garden of Hope Foundation for assisting me in terms of paying school fees so that he can learn and finish school and better his life.
These just some of the students you have helped transform during the covid-19 pandemic. Thank you for keeping them 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.
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.
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