Project #12353

Send a Needy Child to High School in Rural Kenya

by Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre
Meet Vivian and be Proud of your great work!
Meet Vivian and be Proud of your great work!

Vivian was our first best student in our first National Exam. She was our eighth child to accommodate in the children home. YOU enabled Vivian to school at Tumaini Miles of Smiles School and she stayed in school without any disruption. She joined one of the best schools after passing highly her primary national exams and she is a candidate this year.

Vivian will be starting her High School exam next month, she has been studying hard and her school performance has predicted her final exam performance. Vivian couldn’t be who she is without YOU! YOUR support, encouragement and commitment to change lives has made it happen in Vivian’s life. High school education is very expensive and this has stopped many children from continuing with their education. Every year only 10 or 15 percent of 250,570 children get to join high school because most of the parents can’t afford school fees. Staying in school and now preparing for final exam is a whole world for Vivian and this wouldn’t be so without your sacrifice, YOU have made it happen, YOU have given her a whole world and you have made her smile.


It just 100 days and we will be done with 2016! Another opportunity on global giving for the matching any new incurring donor, the only way to build this and benefit from this opportunity for the benefit of YOUR children is to share about what you are doing at Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre. YOU have given hope to many and I believe your friends would be happy to stand with you in this. Share this noble cause and lets reach out to more lives! Vivian is a living example of the great work YOU have done!

Vivian gets a treat after passing her test
Vivian gets a treat after passing her test
Meet Vivian and be Proud of your great work!
Meet Vivian and be Proud of your great work!
Our first high school candidates! Exams in October
Our first high school candidates! Exams in October

YOUR support has enabled us to buy a cow for 39 families which will help us pay high school fees for our children. The milk that is produced from these cows is shared, some is sold and saved towards the school fees and the rest sustains the family.

What a great job! YOU are not only educating but you are taking care of the entire family, they can have milk to sell and buy food and the enables them to have morning tea for the rest of the children. Seven cows are in calf, one has calved and the rest are yet to be served.

Share about this noble cause that you are undertaking! We need more cows to enable many students go through high school which is a big problem in the community. Only 15% of 250,000 students get to join high school and the rest get involved into bad habits and endanger the community.

Getting more supporters will enable us reach out to more families and students. Help us achieve this goal by sharing with friends and getting involved with the matching programs on global giving.

One of the families who recieved the cows
One of the families who recieved the cows
Robai, John and Samuel recieve their cow
Robai, John and Samuel recieve their cow
This is Vivian candidate this year
This is Vivian candidate this year

What a great achievement! This is our fourth year since YOUR girls and boys started joining high school. We have four years of high school and this YEAR YOUR students will be sitting for their National Exams which will qualify them to join University and other tertiary colleges.

Vivian is one of the candidates this year! She would like to be a doctor and she is working extra hard to achieve her goal. She has maintained her grades since she joined high school and she is just doing great!

Purity is also a candidate this year, she would like to be a nurse and she is working hard to achieve the goal. Her grades are wonderful and

YOU must be proud of her! You have enabled her to remain in school throughout the five years. Armadeus is also a candidate this year! He is doing well in his studies and he is a hard worker! He wants to be an engineer and he is looking forward to achieving this goal.

YOU have enabled all these students to remain in school, their fees has always been paid, they have received the school supplies and they have never been sent back home for school fees. YOU have enabled them to be in boarding school and the best schools. The environment is conducive and they are enjoying their learning just because YOU have committed yourselves to support them.

On our page for high school we have only three monthly donors and we are hoping that this number will increase. We are encouraging that you share the word out about the good work you are doing in the lives of the orphans and the poor and how they have come out successfully. YOU ARE DOING A GREAT WORK!

This is Purity, a candidate this year
This is Purity, a candidate this year
Armedeaus, looking forward to being an engineer
Armedeaus, looking forward to being an engineer
Happy Valentine
Happy Valentine's Day

Its our prayer and hope that you all started your year well!  It is another time when we have to appreciate our loved ones and Tumaini family wishes you all a happy Valentine's Day!  May your love life continue to flourish!

We take this opportunity to thank you all for your commitment and support towards the lives of our children and the community. We started this year well and all the children are in school.  We had a new group of 31 who are joining high school this year. It has been a stuggle but all have joined high school.  I thnak those who helped us to see that our youth get the opportunity to join high school.

In our country we have about 250,750 who get through primary school but only 10% to 15% get to join high school. This brings our youth down completely and it increases the poverty level and crime in our communities. High school is the bridge to so many advantages like getting to university and other tertiary colleges. This brings a huge change in someone's life and if we can not give our children this opportunity then all we have done for the last 10 years will be in vain. Our motto is to teach how to fish and not just feeding.  We have 21 students whom we are fully responsible and they all passed their exams. They have now joined high school and we managed to pay their first semester fees and their shopping for their personal effects and books. We thank all who helped us to make this happen.

We are humbly requesting if possible you visit this page and support for the second semester which starts in May. Once again we are grateful for everything you are doing in the lives of these children, a brighter future is seen. Remember to share our pages with friends and groups.

Have a lovely Valentine's Day!!!!!!

Moses in his new high school uniform! Just joined!
Moses in his new high school uniform! Just joined!
studentswho are  joining high school  now
studentswho are joining high school now
this year
this year's graduation!


As we approach the end of the year, I take this opportunity to thank you for the commitment you have shown towards our cause. It is beyond our words and we all congratulate you! You have done an amazing work and we can tell from the performance of the children and their health.

Your support has made all these to happen and we are grateful. The high school students are doing well, the first group will be compeleting their high school next year! We have THE FIRST HIGH SCHOOL CANDIDATES!  It is FOUR YEARS down the line since you started supporting our high school students.  Lets look forward to their perfomance and we pray that they will make it to UNIVERSITY!

I have shared with you about the challenges we have on the high school education and this year has been difficult. Our support is not sufficient because we have few friends who are donating towards the high school fees. You can visit our page and you can tell we dont have much coming on this project. This year we had a problem as most of our children were sent home for we had not cleared their school fees. We have  39 students already in high school and we have 31 who will be joining by January.

We know you are already committed and most of you are doing child sponsorship which is helping. Our sponsorship is not enough for the high school fees and that makes it difficult for our high school students to remain in school.  We are kindly requesting that you help us build this project. Introducing friends and relatives will help us achieve this goal. Go through this three steps and help this children to remain in school. Expanding our donor family will make it work.



1. We have introduced a fund which we are requesting friends to introduce 10 friends each who can give $30 ones per year. Encourage the 10 friends to introduce 10 friends each and we will achieve our goal. This will help us to pay the high school fees for all our children.

2. The second way we are requesting friends to introduce 10 friends each who can give $10 or $12 monthly which will support for their monthly visits and also be spent on income generating activities to enable us become self sustainable. This will be helpful in reducing dependency.

3. We have introduced a cow project to help us with the children who are still in lower primary classes. The cow will be bought for them and their guardians/parents will take care of the cows. Part of the milk proceeds will be saved towards the high school fees for that particular child and rest of the milk will be for the family. This will not only benefit the child but the entire family. Precautions have been taken in making sure that the cow is safe and well taken care of. Some of our friends have bought cows for their sponsored children and others have been donated. We are also requesting that you share with friends to expand on this, a cow is $380. We have already given out 20 cows.

listening to the speeches of encouragement
listening to the speeches of encouragement
pupils having fun with teachers during graduation
pupils having fun with teachers during graduation

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Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre

Location: Malava - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Rosalie Benitez
Chair, Board of Directors
Malibu, CA United States
$14,839 raised of $30,000 goal
149 donations
$15,161 to go
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