Education  Kenya Project #25776

Live and Learn in Kenya Int'l Sponsorship Program

by Leben und Lernen in Kenia e.V.
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Live and Learn in Kenya Int'l Sponsorship Program
Live and Learn in Kenya Int'l Sponsorship Program
Live and Learn in Kenya Int'l Sponsorship Program
Live and Learn in Kenya Int'l Sponsorship Program
Live and Learn in Kenya Int'l Sponsorship Program
Live and Learn in Kenya Int'l Sponsorship Program
Live and Learn in Kenya Int'l Sponsorship Program
Live and Learn in Kenya Int'l Sponsorship Program
Live and Learn in Kenya Int'l Sponsorship Program
At the LLK Education Center Library
At the LLK Education Center Library

It will never cease to amaze how the small, usually frightened and cowering behind a parent or guardian little kindergarten-aged child blossoms into a strong, self-confident child. Being able to be proud of yourself, who you are, and your own roots is exactly what sponsorship at the Live and Learn in Kenya International program is all about. Education is the Key to the Future is Live and Learn in Kenya International's motto. This is because only through education can a child be released from the fangs of poverty. It doesn't matter if the child is able to go to high school, college, university, or vocational training - through education, he or she will be able to break out of the vicious circle of poverty that their parents, grandparents, and all generations before them were not able to do.

The time is now - watching these children grow over the past 20 years has been a humbling honor. Knowing that you have paved the path to a whole new future - hope that was only dreamed of by their parents - that is what sponsorship is all about.

The smiles on the faces of these children and youths warm the heart and soul.

Thank you for your donations that enable Live and Learn in Kenya International to go on watching dreams come true.

ASANTE SANA - THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Proud Live and Learn in Kenya Kids
Proud Live and Learn in Kenya Kids
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Planting a Tree
Planting a Tree

The Live and Learn in Kenya Int'l Sponsorship Program not only provides everything that a child needs to go to school - school fees, uniforms, learning materials, books, outstanding teachers at the Live and Learn in Kenya Education Center, nutritious meals, sports, and extracurricular activities - we also provide the children with learning experiences that have nothing to do with grades! Learning to plant seeds and trees - and caring for the plants and trees and watching them grow are lessons for the future - and for the ecology of our planet

So much is taken for granted - children must learn from an early age to appreciate what nature has to offer and how to care for the world around them. It starts with planting a tree or picking up trash that was carelessly thrown on the school grounds, AND BEING AWARE THAT IT ISN'T OKAY TO THROW TRASH ON THE GROUND IN THE FIRST PLACE! It's all a matter of learning the importance of what we do and say in everyday life. The Live and Learn in Kenya International Sponsorship program gives hundreds of children and youths the opportunity to blossom into aware, educated, and caring adults. 

Children are our future - Let's make sure that they have all that they need to make the future of our planet a great place to live!

A quote from an unknown author that will be written on the hallway wall in the administration building of the Live and Learn in Kenya Education Center:

Be careful of your thoughts - For your thoughts become your words.

Be careful of your words - For your words become your actions.

Be careful of your actions - For your actions become your habits.

Be careful of your habits - For your habits become your character.

Be careful of your character - For your character becomes your destiny.

Asante Sana - thank you so much for your continued kind and generous support!

Learning to Care
Learning to Care
Learning to Grow Food
Learning to Grow Food
Watching Food Grow
Watching Food Grow
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4 of the 30 new LLK Day Care Kids
4 of the 30 new LLK Day Care Kids

This year - due to all of the missed school and the problems of it all - the new school year will begin in July 2021 instead of in January - which is usual in Kenya.

Live and Learn in Kenya International has taken on 30 new teeny, tiny little 3 and 4-year-old children for the Day Care class. The classroom is practically brand new because it couldn't be used at all in 2020. We are so happy to be able to admit these new children into the Live and Learn in Kenya community - along with their parents and guardians.

They will have a headstart toward a brighter future. "Education is the Key to the Future" is our organization's motto - and these children will be holding the key from day one! And of course, they will also be receiving uniforms, warm meals, lots of time to play and sing and dance and BE LITTLE CHILDREN - even in the hard and harsh world they were born into. They can be all that they want to be - and more!

Asante Sana - thank you so much for your continued support!

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Celestine - from shy to shining!
Celestine - from shy to shining!

Celestine has been a Live and Learn in Kenya Int'l child since early childhood. Now she is off to college!

Celestine was born into desolate poverty. She comes from a family of 5 children, 3 boys, and 2 girls. Her single mother (a widow) does temporary/casual jobs to generate income for the entire family. Her father died in 2000.  With an irregular and very low income, her mother is unable to provide the basic needs for her children.

When her mother wisely and successfully registered her onto the Live and Learn in Kenya International program over 11 years ago Celestine was a scared little girl. She started nursery school and blossomed into a happy, smiling chubby-cheeked little girl. But soon her world fell apart again. When she was in first grade her mother died - as did her father - of AIDS. Over the 11 years with Live and Learn in Kenya Int'l she worked hard. She successfully finished elementary school and went on to high school in Nakuru. Her grades were very good. She's a hard worker with a bright mind. Her older sister took care of her - very good care. They are a very humble Catholic family. Their tribe is Luo.

Now Celestine is studying Supply Chain Management at the Kiirua Technical Training Institute. SHE WILL NOT ONLY SURVIVE - SHE WILL THRIVE!

We would not have been able to support Celestine - like hundreds of other children like her - if it weren't for people like YOU!

Asante Sana - thank you so much!

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A shining smile - the picture of pure JOY
A shining smile - the picture of pure JOY

This is what pure joy looks like. Michelle is a little "Live and Learn in Kenya Int'l Kid" living in the slums of Nakuru, Kenya. Her sponsor paid for Christmas presents - food and the dress she is wearing in the photo. Sometimes a little can go a VERY long way. Little Michelle will NEVER forget today - and neither will her sponsor after receiving this photo.

Knowing that the funds that you donate are truly going to the children on the Live and Learn in Kenya International program is what makes sponsors care even more. It is important for us to take photos and send them along with letters of appreciation to the sponsors and donors. People need to see for themselves what their donations are doing. Whether it is paying for a child's education - uniforms, shoes, learning materials, and free meals - or those "little" extras that make a child's life even more special - just like childhood is supposed to be... special and memorable. That special storybook, a toy car, doll, Sunday best shoes, and a dress or shirt and pants - that's not just feeding a hungry child or providing education - it's gifting a child with a smile that will keep them warm and happy even when times get bad and tummies begin to grumble - because they are given hope for the future and the knowledge that there are people out there who care even if they don't know you personally and most likely never will.

So it doesn't matter if you are sponsoring a certain child or not. The warm feeling of knowing that you are bringing a smile of happiness to a needy child is enough to keep you smiling for a while yourself!

Happy New Year 2021 - may it be a year filled with warm SMILES!

Brique

ASANTE SANA - Children thanking sponsors & donors
ASANTE SANA - Children thanking sponsors & donors
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