School Fees for AIDS Orphans

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
School Fees for AIDS Orphans
School Fees for AIDS Orphans
School Fees for AIDS Orphans
School Fees for AIDS Orphans
School Fees for AIDS Orphans
School Fees for AIDS Orphans
Brian goes to school
Brian goes to school

Children in Mombasa, Kenya, despite the tough economic times in their country, continue to attend school.  This is possible due to the donations we receive from generous donors, through GlobalGiving and other venues.  Over 51 children are supported through this small program in Mombasa and they come from all 9 districts in the Mikindani area. Each child has a story to tell - a story of destitution, hopelesness and work.  Then, their story changes to one of hope, opportunity and dreams.  Thank you for making their dreams become reality!

We are thrilled to hear of Karren, who is now attending Univerisity, as well as Donel, the little girl who attends Primary School.  All are so precious and all need this chance at education so that they can move forward with their lives and learning, helping them become useful members of society upon reaching adulthood. 

On behalf of each child you help,



Clare is happy to attend school
Clare is happy to attend school
Even young ones love school!
Even young ones love school!


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The kiddos that were given the gift of attending school are doing well.  It is always incredible to me how they keep getting good grades, despite not living in good conditions an lacking basic necessities like electricity.  Yet, these children are resilient and they want to get an education, so they light their candles and they study.  They study hard!

This, of course, happens after doing going to school, after chores, after caring for little ones and for elderly guardians, after cooking, and after cleaning up. 

The kids are all an inspiration and I am proud to know that our little program of school fees is still working.  We have many children in the Mombasa project that need fees in order to attend school and we'd welcome new donors.  Education is so basic for children! 

Thank you so much for your continued support and for your care of these little ones.  It will be excited to follow them as they move through the different grades and finally, reach graduation.  I trust you'll be part of their lives the entire way so you can celebrate with them when they reach that milestone.

In gratitude,

Tanya Weaver, for the kids


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There are two things that always impact me when I get the chance to speak to children affected and/or infected by AIDS in Africa.  First of all, they don't know how to dream.  That's right - they think their life is going to end at a young age because they saw their parent(s) die of this horrible virus.  It is only after the children have started taking regular doses of life-saving medicine, when they receive the food they need to gain weight, when they get regular medical checkups, and when they feel free to share their fears that they also start sharing their hopes and dreams.  It is amazing to see their gorgeous eyes light up when they can say with certainty, "Tanya, one day, I will be a nurse", or "I have always wanted to be a teacher and now i KNOW I can be one".  Amazing - each time this happens, I just have to smile and hug the child.

The other thing that amazes me of these kids is their complete dedication to school and education.  They know that without it, they won't be able to move forward in life.  Without parents, most of them, and with meager incomes, these kids know that their salvation is through education and a good job.  The only way to get out of the slumb is to study, get good grades, study some more, and get a good job.  They value education SO much, it puts me to shame.  I see how some kids in United States groan about homework, about having to go to school, about taking tests and I just get a bit sad.  Here are kids, on the other side of the world with nothing to their name, but they are proud to be a student.  They get up early, wash up and many times, walk 2 hours to get to school - barefooted in most cases and without lunch for later on.  They get home late and do chores, taking care of siblings.  Then, by candlelight, they do their homework.  And they dream.

In my mind as I type this update, I see the kids - Mofat, Samuel, Beverlyne - so brave, so amazing.  And so grateful for the change you are giving them.  So am I.

On behalf of the eight children that are going to school thanks to you,

Tanya Weaver

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American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Location: Harrisburg, PA - USA
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Twitter: @AFCAids
Project Leader:
tanya weaver
Harrisburg , PA United States
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