| Oct 14, 2014
Continuous Impact through Partnerships
Children Graduating from Mentorship Class
Picture beautiful faces of children beaming with joy as they receive learning materials, play materials and other other basic hygiene stuff. Hear their rapturous appplause as they thank those who have brought these gifts to them, 170 or so of them.
We have seen the impact continue through the month of July. We received disbursements for the project of $ 613.75, which was approximately Ksh. 52169. Thank you to all you partners and friends who made these donations posibble.
We have had three big milesstones with some of our partners. GlobalGiving has seen the children's education program supported by Ksh 52169 or $613.75. These funds enabled us to provide a safer environmnet in regard to the girls toilet so they would not be sick. Many children were going to the toilets which were always wet with urine. These children had no proper shoes and so working on the toilets ensured we got the children to be in class more. Some of these funds about $ 376 supported the teachers salary payment. During this period upto August the school was able to pay all the teachers without any arrears. This improved their morale and transalted into them concentrating more giving their best to help students improve learning outcomes. Students such as Luke and Kelvin who are orphans have been able to attend school through out the last term because of this kind of support. So has John and 3 of their siblings whose single parent mother's daily income is less than $2.
First Baptist in Michihgan through Caring for Kenyan Kids supported the children with learning and play material worth over Ksh. 50000. These included toys, flashcards, coloured pencils, teachers biro pens and sports equipment. There was alos over 50 packs of toothbrush and toothpaste that were used to teach the children about hygiene. This was done with the lower classes duringtheir science class in August.
Through the local community including parents and other local organizations, lower primary children were able to get 3 weeks supply of ten o'clock porridge and beans supply for lunch which worked towards improving the children's health and levels of concentration in class. The levels of parental involvement has improved especially after we gave all the children animal inputs to improve their economic outcomes. As such parents who are contributing has moved up from 40% at the beginning of the year to 47% in October 2014.
Many of the students still lack enough llearning textbooks with 1 textbook being shared by 15 students for all the subjects. Students have found ways to work in study groups to share the available resources. Independednt study is limited though. Having sufficient textbooks would support these children's independent study.
A complete set of compulsory textbooks would cost $30. This is to support the current class seven who would be sitting national exams in about a year. There are 17 students in this class. $ 476 would be sufficient to provide them with these textbooks and thus improve their motivation to learn.
I would like to encourage you to consider raising your recurrent giving so as to help cover these and also support the teaching staff payments. You could also ask friends tosupport the textbooks project and thus give lasting gifts for the better lives of these children.
Again, Thank you for your kind donations and sacrificial support.
Pre-School Children Enjoy Playing
School Supplies- Courtesy C4KK
Learning Material- with C4KK
Play Material-with C4KK