Education  Kenya Project #32634

University expenses for former street children

by Child Rescue Kenya
University expenses for former street children

Project Report | Jan 24, 2020
Another year has started

By Theresa Heasman | Development Director

Abel and Jacob returned to university ten days ago after the Christmas break. Another semester has started and both boys are getting closer and closer to the end of their university education - something that they never dreamed possible!  

During the break, Jacob lost his father and is even more alone in the world than he was before.  His father had not been able to provide much support or presence in Jacob's life, however, he was still his father and it was a loss to bear.

We have found it incredibly difficult to raise donor funding for these boys.  It is not through any fault of theirs.  It is simply that people's sympathies tend to lie with much younger children.  Teenagers and young adults never seem to attract as much attention as they are simply not cute and cuddly.  We are, however, determined to ensure these boys finish their education as they have earned their places through hard work and determination.  It has made us rethink Child Rescue Kenya's policy on third level education and we realise we cannot continue to offer university opportunities without better funding to other youths.  It is a great shame but we will continue to support youths through vocational training. 

Thank you to everyone who has supported the boys this far and, with a bit of help, we can see them through!

Happy new year to you all!

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Child Rescue Kenya

Location: Kitale, North Rift - Kenya
Project Leader:
Su Corcoran
Kitale , North Rift Kenya

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