News! Ensure girls’ safety at the Center by contributing toward girls’ sleep supplies!
On behalf of the Kakenya Center for Excellence, thank you for your support; we have made amazing progress because you have believed in our dream for girls in Kenya.
In January, our first class of 4th-grade girls’ graduated to 5th grade, causing great joy all around and opening the way for our incoming class of 4th graders! Four teachers with a fifth to be hired next month are helping our sixty-three girls ages eight to twelve with their studies and life skills – their lives will be forever changed because of your generous support, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Our dedicated and caring team also includes a cook, a security guard, and a store clerk. Kenya and US-based Boards of Directors, and, of course – you, our loyal supporters are making sure that our girls are cared and provided for.
We are now establishing sleeping quarters at the school so that our girls can remain on the premises overnight. Over the past year, the girls have been walking up to six miles a day to and from school. If they can stay at the school, they can use the time it takes to walk to and from their homes each day to study and improve their overall academic performance as well as to engage in extra-curricular activities such as leadership training. More critically, however, staying at the school ensures their safety, since walking to and from school, sometimes in the dark, leaves the girls vulnerable to attacks from humans as well as wild animals.
I remember my own first experience as a boarder at age fourteen when the doors of education were opened to me. For the first time, I had my own bed with a mattress, bed sheets and a blanket. I even owned my very own towel! As is the case with our girls, I had always shared a bed with my sisters and we used a cow skin as a mattress. We shared the blanket and we never had bed sheets. So, I was completely thrilled to have my own little bed and sheets and towels. You can imagine that our girls will be just that happy to have their own belongings too!
To help us realize this joy for our students, I’m asking you for a special one-time gift that will enable you to be a part of this vital transformation in the lives of these girls. All it takes is $117 to ensure that one girl gets all these precious possessions: a bed, a mattress, a blanket, bed sheets, a towel, and pajamas.
If you can help, you’ll be helping a little girl in Enoosean, Kenya, feel like a real princess – a dream that every girl has no matter where she lives.
Thank you for continuing to support the school and its progress. You can read more about its developments at our website.