Peter joined our transition class in 2018. Unfortunately, he was coming from a school that had not paid attention to his performance and he therefore wasn’t able to perform in the class he was admitted in and had to go back three grades. This was definitely a setback for him and he therefore took time to settle in and open up.
At the end of the year, the teachers recommended that he is retained in the same class in 2019 because if he transitioned to the primary school he would have a hard time catching up with his peers. This was yet another "setback"for him but in the new year as his classmates moved on, he reported back to transition class and the teachers have taken their time to take him through lessons he ought to have learnt in his early schooling years.
95%! 95% is what Peter scored in Maths exams at the end of the first term. He has truly showed remarkable improvements not only in class but also as he socializes with other students. We are proud of his achievements and his determined spirit. He had an option of checking out when he was retained in the same class but he stayed on and is doing his best to catch up.
This is the spirit we hope to embody as we work with vulnerable children an their families, to remind them to keep going even when the conditions are not favourable.
As the feeding program, we have kept going even at a time when the food prices rose due to delayed rains in the country. The children have not missed a meal and their portions have not grown smaller.
Your support continues to be a great encouragement to us and we hope that we can continue to count on your support as we keep going.
"I want to share my grandson's uniform with the students who can't afford their own"
Salima's grandson finished at the Fountains of Hope School last year, he was the school president for the year and always kept his uniform perfectly neat. He didn't need them any more and they were still in great condition, so she decided to bring them to our centre to be passed on to younger students who couldn't afford the uniform.
Salima's grandson benefitted from our feeding programme which is a huge help to parents who are struggling to put 3 meals on the table.The programme provides 2 meals every day for the children in our primary school and our School Transition Programme where children are getting ready to join school.
We were so touched by this generous act by a family who lives in Kibera and has many struggles of their own. The uniform was shared out between three new kids at our School Transition Programme. What a great way to pay it forward.
Thank you for your support for our feeding programme, be encouraged that your gift has inspired others to also give.
Stanely just did his primary national exam and he awaits the results to find out which high school he'll have the opportunity to attend. A firstborn in his family, Stanely has beaten many odds to get to where he is. His mother runs a small business selling sugar cane and is in most instances the sole bread winner. This means that her earnings are not sufficient to feed her small family three proper meals a day butshe can always count on Stanely receiving two meals in school as she gives the younger ones the little she gets mostly at the end of the day.
Stanely's story represents the story of many of the hundred and seventy children who benefited from the feeding program this year. Once in a while you will see some children dividing their lunch portions into lunch boxes in order to take some food home to their younger siblings who are either not yet in school or attend schools that lack a feeding program.
The impact of this program goes further than what our eyes can see and we are constantly grateful for your continued giving.School is out for the year and as we prepare for another 38 weeks of school in 2019, we encourage you to share our story with your loved ones by buying a gift card for them in support of our program.
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