Education  Kenya Project #43021

FEED A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL

by Sheepcare Community Centre
FEED A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL
FEED A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL
FEED A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL
FEED A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL
FEED A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL
FEED A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL
FEED A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL
FEED A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL
FEED A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL
FEED A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL
FEED A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL
FEED A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL
FEED A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL
FEED A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL
FEED A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL
FEED A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL
FEED A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL
FEED A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL
Enough Water
Enough Water

We actually don't feed to keep a child in school but we feed because our feeding is necessary for these children survival. The community in which we live, many are single mothers not by choice but as a result of their spouses abandoning them when life becomes so tough. Some of these men become drug addicts and indulge in illegal liquor drinking in the mistaken belief that they would forget their problems.

As a result, children see the helplessness at home and prefer scavenging food in the dustbin for survival. To such, schooling is not a priority and you can imagine this kind of circle if no one come to their rescue.  It is due to this that Sheepcare initiated the feeding program in 2011 and since then we have given hope to over 4,000 children and see many of them exit to high school, colleges and universities and are now living meaningful lives in the society

As our partner, we want to remind you that your contribution is the reason why so many children have completed their schooling. Since this is very important and necessary, we continue to appeal that if twenty (20) of us each give at least a one time giving of $100 we will manage to prepare the farm which subsequently will regenerate itself and help us save and sustain the feeding program. In fact if this is done, it will go along way to avoid the headache of needing US$2,000 every month to feed the increasing population of the beneficiaries which is now over 400 everyday.

We have enough water from our draught resistance water pan dug in 2015 which is enough to irrigate our 5 acre agricultural land in Kisumu county (see the attached photos) which we intend to use to plant the cereals and other food crops to sustain our feeding programs, both in Kisumu and Nairobi counties. By your continued commitment many pupils would finish their schooling successfully and be responsible citizens.

We want to thank you that your contribution have enabled us to continue feeding as we look forward to your hand in helping us find a permanent lasting solution to this very important venture.

Praying that you be blessed,

Luke Jakoywa - Project Leader.

Spacious land enough to sustain the feeding.
Spacious land enough to sustain the feeding.
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Time to Feed the Pupils
Time to Feed the Pupils

When the GlobalGiving accepted our membership in December 2019, FEEDING A CHILD TO STAY IN SCHOOL was our first project. This was necessary because though feeding program seems like every time consuming any little cash we collect, it was the main reason why the children in the slums were coming to school. Without the feeding program, majority of them would be back in the streets scavenging for food with no care for their future.

Fundraising through GlobalGiving has been a great boost which has seen us see improvement of class attendance, concentration in class during teaching and general excitement to the learners. Indeed no child can learn with an empty stomach.

Our appeal to you is that though it may look like in feeding a child there is no immediate result but in the long term, the impact is seen when many children not only stay in school but have enhanced opportunity to complete their schooling and have livelihood after.

We therefore continue to appeal to you to help us cultivate and develop the three (3) acres of agricultural land already available. We have a plan to begin cultivating and carry some irrigation from the already acquired waterpan which we managed to gather the community and drill in 2015. As we reported in the last report that doing this would save 70% of our feeding budget and this would be a sure way of not only sustaining the feeding program but agriculture will become one source of our income generating projects. 

We appeal to at least each of you who have contributed, that if twenty (20) of us each give at least a one time giving of $100 we will manage to prepare the farm which subsequently will regenerate itself and help us save and sustain the feeding program. In fact if this is done, it will go along way to avoid the headache of needing US$2,000 every month to feed the increasing population of the beneficiaries which is now above 400 in number.

We thank those who contributed towards the feeding program for the past reporting period. Your contribution is the reason we are becoming more stronger and determined in this post COVID-19 era.

There is much work, sacrifice for that needy child and God will bless you!


Best Regards,

Luke Jakoywa - Project Leader.

Part of the population fed everyday
Part of the population fed everyday
Purchase that can be avoided if we have own farrm
Purchase that can be avoided if we have own farrm
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Bulk Food Purchase - Feeding Program
Bulk Food Purchase - Feeding Program

Apart from ensuring that we strive to pay our 53 staff within the two counties - that is Kisumu and Nairobi where we operate, Feeding Program continues not to be an option but the only means through which we can keep these children in school otherwise majority will go back to the street scavenging for food in the gabbage dump or dustbins and the result will be no future for them! 

Sheepcare in its endeavour to give a needy child hope has continued to provide food to its population of over 400 children with hot lunches and breakfast. Sometimes for the very needy cases we have provided food supply to their guardians. Feeding Program is among our major budget item where we need Kes 200,000 (US$2,000) to meet the monthly budget if we are to give a balance diet necessary for the child development. 

It has always been our vision to get involve in agricultural production of food crops needed for our feeding program like Maize and Beans. Towards this, we have acquired about 3 acres of land in Kisumu county which we intend to use to plant the necessary food crops that will reduce our budget requirement to almost 30% of the current total. Cheap labor will be provided by the very beneficiaries. 

Already we have a dam which has water throughout the seasons which can make us produce the crops anytime throughout the year. Our need is to do irrigation from the dam to the agriculture land which need a budget of about US$2,000 to help in piping, ploughing and purchasing of irrigation equipment. This will be possible once and subsequently we would save 70% of our monthly budget which we hardly meet for the past months.

Through your giving and also a grant we got in July from AirBnB, we have managed to feed the children well but we MUST look for a sustainable way of keeping the feeding program going.

Our appeal to you is to help us once and for all to grow our own food and that will be a great  way of ensuring Sheepcare grow and fulfil its vision of tranforming poor communites. If each one of you sacrifice only US$100 per month, we would meet Feeding Program budget easily. I sincerely appeal to you to come to our aid and let the children be kept in school 

Attached is some pictorial evidences!

Best Regards,

Luke Jakoywa - Project Leader.

Our Endeavor to sustainability of Feeding Program
Our Endeavor to sustainability of Feeding Program
During lunch any place is the Dining Hall
During lunch any place is the Dining Hall
Wasteful way of fuel - wood fuel
Wasteful way of fuel - wood fuel
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Beans bought in bulk for Feeding Program
Beans bought in bulk for Feeding Program

With the escalting prices and the need to feed over 400 pupils and student in Nairobi and almost 100 in Kisumu we increasingly need a constant monthly contribution. For the reporting period covering February to April 2021, we received a total of US$3,854.63 from our donors towards the Feeding Project during and outside the globalGiving Fundraising campaign. Together with our internal collection, we managed at the begining of the term to buy in bulk enough Maize and beans to last the whole term ending July 2021. The cereal is a major ingredient of the feeding program.  Since the start of the term in May, we have had a constant supply of hot lunch and breakfast for our two centres. The students/pupils are motivated. Parents are grateful as this cut the cost in their budget for food and also to provide breakfast and lunch which the majority rarely afford.

Though feeding program is always consuming but its impact is clearly seen when a child who could have gone back to the street do well and stay in school. We are very grateful to you and all our donors who have enabled us to achieve this impact. Your donation is the reason these children are staying in school. Staying and completing school is the only surest way of giving these needy children hope for the future. No child can concentrate with an empty stomach.

We thank you for choosing to support us and continue to appeal for your support. Our appeal and prayer is that if we can get monthly commitment of US$200 from just 15 donors, we will never have any problem in feeding the growing population of our beneficiaries. Having more monthly donations provides ongoing support and GlobalGiving has promised to match 200% any consistent monthly giving from any donor. The impact would be clearly seen in their performance, healrth and incentive to learn. This would be fulfillment of our vision and we would have served our generation and make the world better than we found it. 

Special thanks for those who have committed to give monthly. We ask you to spread the word among your networks so that they can willingly give what they can afford to help us meet the feeding budget. Be one among the few to commit your monthly giving to this noble cause.

Attached is some pictorial evidences!

Best Regards,

Luke Jakoywa - Project Leader.

Maize bought in bulk for Feeding program
Maize bought in bulk for Feeding program
Children enjoying lunch
Children enjoying lunch
Meal of Ugali and Cabbage
Meal of Ugali and Cabbage

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Children to Feed in our rural project
Children to Feed in our rural project

The importance of continuous feeding program to give a child hope and be comfortable staying in school cannot be over-emphasized. In the slum where we are operating, Feeding Program is key if the pupils will stay in school, otherwise they would go back to the streets scavenging for food in the dustbins.

We are very grateful to our supporters who have come in to help us keep the feeding program going, however sometimes it has been quite challenging. When schools were fully opened in the beginning of the year after the lockdown was partially lifted, we have had an influx of pupils seeking admission into our schools. The reason is that many schools who were also having the feeding program closed down and could not continue.

Now the need is overwhelming and our monthly budget to feed 425 pupils in Nairobi and 95 in Kisumu is US$ 2,650 per month. We thank you for choosing to support us.  Last disbursement we received only US$ 35.50 from our supporters on the feeding program yet as I said we have to keep these 520 children in school. My sincere appeal to you is to help us meet the feeding budget otherwise since feeding program is a priority we will lose the children and their future hope will be gone.

Thank you for your support and we ask that you share the fulfillment of seeing a future for a child that could not have made it had you not come at the right time to support. Please talk on our behalf to your Networks to support us regularly (Monthly).

Attached see photos of some impact made as some of our Alumni who recently graduated from various credible Universities in Kenya came to encourage the candidate class sitting this year 2021. Apart from the motivation talk, they presented each candidate with a gift of pen and a rubber.

Forever Gratefull for choosing to be being part of us.

Blessings,

Luke Jakoywa - Project Leader.

Pupils in Nairobi projects
Pupils in Nairobi projects
The Alumni Graduates who motivated the candidates
The Alumni Graduates who motivated the candidates
Candidate receiving Gift from Alumni
Candidate receiving Gift from Alumni
Lunch Hour time - Secondary Students
Lunch Hour time - Secondary Students
Alumni together with the candidates
Alumni together with the candidates
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Sheepcare Community Centre

Location: NAIROBI - Kenya
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Project Leader:
Luke Jakoywa
NAIROBI, Kenya
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