Beneficiaries in this program are fine and safe, all students in their respective schools are progressing on well. They had a very short holiday in August and they reported back for another school term from end August to October 2021. Although there was no time to interact with them during the short break, we have been in touch with their respective schools where we have been informed of their progress. They are all preparing for their final exams in March 2022 where they will graduate from secondary schools. We are very happy to see them through the process and supporting them in their secondary education. We always count on you in every success we achieve for you have made the idea realistic. On behalf of our beneficiaries, please accept our sincere gratitude from bottom of our hearts. The school calendar was disrupted by the pandemic and students are now on crush program to ensure they cover the time lost last year when all institutions were closed as a result of the pandemic. This year students will go for 4 terms instead of 3 like it has been all through thus reducing the number of days for the holidays. Students are not very happy with this crush program since they don’t have much time at home during the holidays but to the parents it’s an advantage on one hand and disadvantage on the other hand. The advantage is that students are busy with their studies and have very little time to engage in other bad virtues which definitely affect their performance. The disadvantage is that parents have to pay school fees 4 terms in a year unlike before where they used to pay for 3 terms and the gap between one term and another is too close thus making them run marathon in sourcing school fees. All in all we are happy that learning is taking place and our students are safe and healthy. In the recent past we have been receiving many requests to consider supporting increasing number of vulnerable students. At the moment we can’t promise any support as fundraising has been very challenging and we will definitely consider them when we are in a position. It is our humble request to our good friends and well-wishers to chip in and extend their generosity by donating to our project so that we can continue supporting needy children in their education and especially the orphans.
Our beneficiaries in the project are fine and safe. They have all reported back to school after the April holiday. We are happy to report that all our beneficiaries have reported back to school and we have paid their school fees for this school term. We wish them success and safety throughout the term. They visited our office during the holiday and they presented their performance report forms and we appreciate their dedication and hard work. The performance were fair and we encouraged them to work even harder for more pleasing results. During their visit to our office, they shared different challenges they go through and some of them contribute to their performance. We had a session with them mainly providing guiding and counseling and encouragement to ensure they remain positive and focus more on their education. We addressed some of the challenges that we could like providing sanitary towels to the girls who said it has been hectic to get them from their parents/guardians and this was a headache to them. We will be providing sanitary towels to them to ensure they have them whenever they need them. Parents and guardians are faced with more challenges which they address treating provision of sanitary towels to their girls as non-essential or basic need. We fully understand their situation and especially during this pandemic where their source of income are very much affected. In our capacity we will be supporting our beneficiaries with some of basic needs apart from paying their school fees. Thank you for continued support and as we continue supporting our beneficiaries, we count your contributions as well.
The year 2020 is a history we will live to tell as a result of the deadly diseases in the whole world which changed living styles of many people in the world. In the history in Kenya learning institutions have never been closed for that long period. Our learning institutions were closed in mid-March 2020 and normal learning resumed January 2021. The period was extremely long and many challenges as earlier reported were noticed and unfortunately there were any negative things that took place during the entire period. We are happy that finally students and pupils are now back to school and we wish them safety and all the best in their studies. Our beneficiaries in the project have reported and they are progressing on well. We managed to pay school fees for this term to all of them and we hope we will get more support to cater for their school fees for the whole year. Most parents lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic hence no money to meet most of their families’ needs including school fees for their children. We have been receiving so many applications from needy students to include them in the program but due to limited resources we cannot accommodate them and we reject their applications. We intend to do more fundraising this year to mobilize more resources and if successful we will consider the most vulnerable households. I take this opportunity to request for your support this year so that we can extend the support to the needy students who are seeking our support towards their education. We appreciate all support channeled to us through GlobalGiving platform which has enabled us to pay school fees for the vulnerable students from Mukinyai for a couple of years and we have supported students until they graduate from secondary school and advance to university. Thank you very much for all your contributions.
Our students and pupils have been at home since mid March 2020 due to covid 19 in the country as earlier reported. Parents, learners and teachers had hopes that by now learning would have resumed as usual but this has not been the case since the virus has been spreading for the last couple of months. It is obvious now the year 2020 has been wasted for the learners and the candidates feel the pinch more than the rest. They were supposed to sit for their final exams later this year beginning November but the story is now totally different. In the course of the week, the Kenya government has announced that there are possibilities of reopening schools next month (October) although the official communication has not been given. Learners are ready to report back to school after extremely long break. Candidates will have no choice but to prepare for their final exams next year 2021. It is our hope that the disease will come to an end as the students report back to school. The government has promised to observe all measures as directed by the ministry of health to ensure safety of the students, teachers and the subordinate staff involved. We all hope for the best for our schools as we are all looking forward to see things get back to normal. With the learners being out of schools for that long period, challenges have been increasing each and everyday both to the parents and learners. There have been very many negative cases reported concerning learners where young school girls in primary and secondary schools have been reported of getting pregnant since March while others have been involved in early marriages. There have been reported cases also of learners killing others as a result of love relationships all this because they have been out of schools for very long time. In our program we have not received any negative case from our beneficiaries and we are optimistic that they will all report back to school in good health once the schools are opened. We plan to visit different schools where our beneficiaries are to be sure that they have reported back as we also give them moral support and especially the candidates. In our next report we look forward to positive reports on the progress of our beneficiaries. Thank you all for your continued support.
The year 2020 started very well and we all had a lot of hopes that the year would be more fruitful than last year but things changed and most activities could not continue operating normally including institutions. This was after covid 19 hit the country just like other countries in the world. The government closed all the institutions indefinitely in mid March to date. Since then, students and pupils have been at home with no idea of when the schools would resume. It is very unfortunate and especially to the candidates who were preparing for their final exams later this year. The government has not given clear directions on the way forward in regards to the schools reopening or even position of the final national examinations. In our program we have 2 candidates who were preparing to sit for their final exams later this year and we have been following up with them on their progress where they express their stress as they cannot access on-line learning services as other candidates due to various challenges among them lack of smart phones, computers, internet connectivity etc. It is unfortunate since we cannot assist them much although we provide revision materials when we have them and of course encouraging them to continue doing studies on their own with other students in the villages though observing safety measures. We thank God since there are no reported corana virus cases in the villages and we continue encouraging our communities to observe and practice safety measures in order to protect themselves, their families especially children who have little knowledge on corona virus. We remain optimistic that soon the disease will come to an end and things will be back to normal very soon and we will have our students and pupils report back to school and continue with their studies. Thank you all for your continued support
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