Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya

by Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre
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Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Educate an Orphan in Rural Western Kenya
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

It is another time we are approaching the end of the year. I take this opportunity to thank you all for your commitment, sacrifice, prayers and support for Tumaini Miles of Smiles family. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, there are no words enough to express what you have done.

This year we have 280 pupils in the primary school, 120 children are sponsored and 28 are sponsored through global giving. We appreciate you so much for what you are doing in the lives of these children. Through your support these children are able to get quality education, have a meal at the school, basic healthcare, school supplies and uniforms above all good morals foundation and hope in their future. Many orphans and poor children can’t access and languish in poverty with no hope.  Lack of school uniforms makes a child not to go to school and even drop if a solution has not been found.  What you are doing in the lives of these children is a mark that will never be forgotten.   YOU ARE CHANGING LIVES!

We had 32 pupils who did their National Primary exams and our schools were among the top 10 in the county. The marks are out of 500 and 27 pupils had above 300 marks. They are all joining high school except for one who will be joining the trade school. This would not have achieved without YOUR commitment and support, YOU have made these children perform better, its all about the environment YOU have given them.

We had a children’s camp in the month of November and the camp was successful! The children had an opportunity to meet other children from all over the county.  The children had an opportunity to learn and be aware of things that can make them be the best children with a brighter future. They had a wonderful time just being together and getting the knowledge they need outside the classroom.

We are approaching Christmas and Global giving is giving an opportunity on the matching.  Christmas is the only time that most of the children eat good food and sometimes this good food is not on their table.  We encourage you to use the global giving platform to give and make a child to have a meal!

Once again we thank you for being part of our family and for being there for us. Thank you for CHANGING LIVES in the disadvantaged communities.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PROPEROUS HAPPY NEW YEAR!

8 grade Graduation
8 grade Graduation
Children having fun during camp
Children having fun during camp
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Planting of trees to represent our partners
Planting of trees to represent our partners

The month of August was our school holidays and organized a one week program for all the Tumaini Supported children to come together. We had several activities, High school students shared about their schools and their experiences in high school. The first group of students joining university this year also motivated all the other students by sharing their how they achieved their goal. All the children shared their stories, how they came to Tumaini and how they have benefitted from the sponsorship. They planted trees, helped with the manual work at the school and children’s home, had breakfast and lunch together and it was fun.

This program was one of the best programs we have ever had, our children celebrated our partners and sponsors and planted trees to represent them. We all appreciate your commitment and support, YOU are not only changing the wellbeing of our children but you are changing the whole community and the country. These children are not the same, they have changed, their reasoning, behavior, thinking and their performance in school is amazing! YOU have made it to happen!

I believe you have what to share with family and friends, YOU can’t afford to keep all these great things for yourself. Share with them and give them an opportunity to be part of this noble cause. Many children are still experiencing hardships and they are living a hopeless life, they are just praying that someday their lives would change. We all know by sharing with others and giving them an opportunity to give we will be able to reach out to more lives.

playing and sharing
playing and sharing
Last day of our program
Last day of our program
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Meet John, Lorine and Christine
Meet John, Lorine and Christine

John , Lorine, and Christine are now grown. They joined Tumaini when they were young, YOU started sponsoring them at that tender age and look at them Now!  John has completed high school and he will be joining teaching college, Lorine has also graduated high school and has joined the trade school for as a designer and Christine graduated primary school and has joined trade school to enhance her talent in dressmaking. 

These young people lost their parents at a tender age, they had no hope, they didnt know who to turn to and through this program YOU took them as your own and have brought them this far. They wouldn't be here without YOU, they wouldnt be who they are now if you would not have taken this initiative to support them. YOU have changed many lives through these young people and this is a mark that will never be forgotten but remembered forever.

 Roney and Irene are here with us and they are orphaned and they need support to proceed with their education and to get the basic needs as the other children.  We know there is power in the word of mouth and please share with friends, family members and your pages on social media. We have more than 77 children needing support and this will be achieved through your help by sharing with others what you are doing.

Meet Roney
Meet Roney
Irene
Irene
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WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY AND BLESSED EASTER!
WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY AND BLESSED EASTER!

On behalf of Tumaini family I take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and blessed Easter! May God continually bless you.

It is another moment when we come to the end of the first semester and students are at home for their holidays.  Since January we have had several exams for the children and the main once were three which were done every end of the month. Our students have shown us a good improvement throughout the semester which is very encouraging.  Our eighth grade students are giving us high hopes in their final national exams.

The teachers are working extra hard and the discipline in school is very encouraging. This can’t be done by US but it has been achieved through YOUR efforts.  The sponsorship project has worked a great deal in the education of the children and the school.  YOU are enabling us to create a good environment where the students and the teachers are comfortable and willing to learn. The feeding program at the school contributes highly to this and YOU are the ones making it to happen. YOUR efforts are not in vain, the difference can be SEEN and FELT.

As we look forward to the beginning of the second semester, we hope and pray that you will share this with your friends and encourage them to join us in this cause.  Once again we wish you all a happy and blessed Easter!

EXCITED & HAPPY FOR THE PROMOTION TO MIDDLE CLASS
EXCITED & HAPPY FOR THE PROMOTION TO MIDDLE CLASS
Children in their new games kit, thank you
Children in their new games kit, thank you
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We love you and happy new year!
We love you and happy new year!

Another good time to wish you all a happy fruitful 2017!  It is our prayer that this year will be of blessings for you and your families. We also take this opportunity to thank you all for the good work you have done through the year 2016. Your commitment and sacrifice has seen a more successful 2016. 

YOU enabled 280 pupils have a meal everyday, you provided all the writing materials, school uniforms and text books for all the pupils at the school. YOU provided all the teachers' teaching materials and enhanced the opportunities for better performance.  All YOU did enabled our last year's candidates pass their exams and have been admitted in the best schools in the country.  YOU provided for all the 58 children at the orphanage and gave them a great home. The infants have been taken care of and are all healthy. 

YOU just have no idea the impact of a meal provided at the school make!  This brightens the faces of YOUR children and makes them want to attend school everyday. May you be blessed!

As you can see the number of our supporters has remained the same for the last four years and it also reduced to some point. We are the only ones who can increase the number of our supporters. The number of our children increases every year and the everything goes up and we can't give our children the best. It is in this regard that we are encouraging you to share with friends and family members, groups and clubs about the good work you are doing and the lives you are changing.  YOU are the ones to encourage them to join the cause so that as Tumaini grows our support also grow. Help us spread the word, share the needs and work to increase the number of our supporters. 

Once again we wish you a peaceful, fruitful and prosperous happy new year filled with blessings. 

Our moments on new year!s eve
Our moments on new year!s eve
Our school's look now
Our school's look now
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Location: Malava - Kenya
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