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
Penpals forever! Anna and Joy Precious since 2019
Penpals forever! Anna and Joy Precious since 2019

Formerly many youths left school - and thus the Live and Learn in Kenya International project after completing 8th grade. It was always sad to see intelligent students deciding to leave the project and go on to work, albeit much better jobs now that they are literate but still less than their potential. It was also sad to see the less intelligently blessed students leaving to work menial jobs to earn money to live on at the young age of 14 or 15. Every child has a talent for something and we consider it our responsibility to find that talent in each child and provide him or her with the necessary support to be able to bring it out and possibly make a trained job out of it - mechanic, carpenter, hairdresser, tailor, etc. But if the student and/or the parents decided differently, there was little to nothing that we could do about it.

As of this year, the Kenyan Government's Ministry of Education has made some very important changes in the educational system in Kenya. All students are now given the possibility to attend High School. Although High School fees are enormous - we have decided to send every 8th-grade graduate to high school no matter what grade averages they may have. Some kids are slower learners - some just need longer to really get started and realize the importance of what an excellent education means in their lives - their futures.

So now we are in the sensitive predicament of having to provide the very expensive High School fees - and of course college and university fees as well. It is draining, to say the least! The other Live and Learn in Kenya Int'l projects are suffering acutely from lack of funds - so we need all the help we can get!!!

Let's give every child the possibility to reach their own individual potential - Harambee - Hand in Hand we can make a change - Hand in Hand we can do it!

Asante sana - thank you so much!

Break Time at the Live and Learn in Kenya School
Break Time at the Live and Learn in Kenya School
Meal Time for the 1st group - 560 children to feed
Meal Time for the 1st group - 560 children to feed
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Danny's graduation photo
Danny's graduation photo

When Live and Learn in Kenya International took her onto the program, Danny was a skinny little 6-year-old coming from a family of 6 children - 5 girls and one boy. Her parents sell vegetables on the streets of the Nakuru slums. Their poverty was obvious when visiting their home - but their wealth was always obvious by their cleanliness and sparkling smiles!

Danny's special talents showed from a very young age. She would sing and speak and give speeches with such confidence that it was hard to believe her origin. She always walked with her head held high. She knew that Live and Learn in Kenya International was providing her with the best possible education - and she proved herself worthy. Even as a young girl, Danny always had a smug smile on her face that told the world "I know where I'm going - and I'm going to do my best to get there"!

Danny always did her level best at school - and was rewarded with outstanding grades. After successfully graduating high school she went on to study at Maseno University and majoring in Arts and Social Science.

Last month Danny proudly graduated with a B average. Now, this lovely, strong, and intelligent young woman can stride into the future with everything that it takes to be a major success and pass her experiences on to many other young people - and to her own future children. We are proud of her!

 

THIS IS WHAT SPONSORSHIP IS ALL ABOUT - GIVING A NEEDY CHILD THE POSSIBILITY TO BE ALL THAT SHE/HE CAN BE!

Asante sana - thank you!

Strong - Intelligent - Ready!
Strong - Intelligent - Ready!
Danny already knew she was going places
Danny already knew she was going places
A girl with a plan...
A girl with a plan...
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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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