Kenya has three terms per year. May marks the beginning of Term 2. Uniforms washed and mended, shoes repaired and polished, books covered, pencils, pens, mathematical sets, exercise books purchased and ready to go. School fees paid.... A simple check list for some, a disastrous end of education for others. Expanding Opportunities assists as many as financially possible complete this checklist so they can attend school.
We have purchased desks, bought entire uniforms, just sweaters, repaired shoes. We have paid lunch fees, tuition fees, development fees. We have repaired seams, resoled shoes, taped books. The line on the done side is long and rewarding. the line on the to be done side is even longer. At this moment a young girl rests in the juvenile remand, not for anything she has done but for what has been done to her. She needs to be in school but so far there is not enough funding to pay for her boarding school fees. She is next in line.
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