Current students

Esther was born in Kenya in 1996. Her mother died and her father has remarried and now has three children with his new wife. The father has a few years of elementary school and has an occasional job. Esther has been sponsored by Kids to school since 2011. She finished secondary school in Raruowa  in 2013 and began studying Law at the School of Law, Kenyatta University in Nairobi, in September 2014. She graduated in December 2018. Esther plans to complete her studies with training as a lawyer. After an intermediate year, she started this study in January 2020. This study takes one year.

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Josephine was born in 1996. She has two sisters and four brothers. Her father has had primary school education and is a farmer. Her mother has had no schooling. The family lives in Western Kenya and lives off the produce of a small vegetable garden. Since 2013 Josephine has been sponsored by Kids to School. At that time she was in the second year at the Asumbi Girls High School. Jose[hine graduated in November 2015. Josephine passed with an A-. That is a very good score in Kenya. In September 2016 she  started her study in Human Resource Management at Moi University in Eldoret. In 2019 she has done an internship and she is now in her senior year. She hopes to finish her studies in August 2020.

Salama was born in 2005. She lives in Tanzania and has a sister and two brothers. Her father died. Her mother had no education and has no job. She has been sponsored by Kids to School since 2013. At that time she was a pupil at the Steven Tito Academy in Bagamoyo. She finished primary school at the end of 2018. In January 2019 she started secondary school. She is in second class now.

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Nasra was born in 2008. She lives in Tanzania. She has one sister. Her father died. Her mother is and has had no education. An aunt of Nasra is a farmer, she takes care of Nasra. Nasra is at the Steven Tito Academy in Bagamoyo. She has been sponsored by Kids to School since 2015. Nasra is in class five now.

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Joyce was born in 2001. She lives in Kenya. She is the daughter of a divorced mother. She has a brother and a sister. Her mother tries to make a living for her family by occasionally working on a tea plantation. In July 2015, she almost had to stop secondary school due to lack of money. She’s a very good student. Since September 2015 Kids to School sponsors her. She was in form 2 at Maryhill Girls High School at that time. At the end of 2018, Joyce finished high school with good grades. In May 2019 she started studying for a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. This study lasts five years. 

 

Christine was born in 1994. She lives in Nairobi. Her parents are divorced and she lives with her mother. She has one brother and two sisters. Poverty didn’t allow her to start secondary school until she was 18. In 2015 she graduated and passed her exam. Christine lives with her mother and her youngest sister in Kibera one of the largest slumbs in Africa. In September 2017, thanks to the support of Kids to School, she started studying Bachelor of Arts, Social Work and Community Development  at the University of Nairobi. The study has seven semesters. She successfully completed the first six semesters. She hopes to complete her studies in 2020.

 

Beatrice was born in 2000. She is the eldest daughter in a monogamous Masai family and has three sisters and two brothers. Neither parent has had any education. Their income depends on temporary work and a few goats. Kids to School sponsors her from January 2017. Beatrice was in form 2 of th Njonjo girls’ high school in Nyahururu. At the end of 2019,Beatrice finished high school with good grades. In September 2020, she hopes to start her studies.

 

Valary was born in 2000. She is the youngest daughter in a family of three children, two girls and one boy. Her brother and sister have attend high school with help of well wishers. Because of the problems after the 2007 election, her father fled. In the end, this led to a divorce of the parents. Her mother has a small garden and doesn’t make enough money to send her daughter to school. Kids to School sponsors her since January 2017. Valary was in the third grade of the Sacred Heart Girls School in Mukumu. Valary graduated in November 2018 and passed with good grades. In September 2019 she started her studies bachelor of art, Gender Women & development. This study lasts four years.

 

Julius was born on September 2001. He lives in Kenya. He has one sister, who is now six years old. Both father and mother try to maintain their family with temporary jobs. This is especially difficult because the father lost his leg in an accident. Finding work is therefore made more difficult. Kids to School sponsors him since January 2018. He was in the second class of the high school in Kiambu. Julius is now in class four and is due to graduate in November 2020.

 

Elijah was born in 2000. He lives in Kenya. He is the oldest boy in a polygamous Masai family. In this family are 14 children. All children go to school. Three of the children go to secondary school with the help of the community. The parents are not educated, and income from the sale of goats and small jobs during market days has to provide for the whole family. The family owns eight goats. Kids to School sponsors him since September 2017. At that time he was in the first class grade at Tengecha Boys High school in Kericho. He hopes to graduate in November 2020.

 

Vivian was born in 2001. She lives in Kenya. She is one of  the 22 children from a polygamous family  Masai family. Her parents are not educated, and the sale of cattle and beadwork has to provide income for the whole familyVivian finished primary school in October 2016. Because no school fees could be paid, Vivian did not go to school in 2017. Kids to School sponsors Vivian since January 2018. She is now in class three of St. Clare Girls secondary school in Rombo.

Faith was born in 1998. She is the oldest in a family of four children, two boys and two girls. Her mother is single and tries to maintain her family with temporary work. During the secondary school Faith was sponsored by COTRR. Kids to School works with this organisation. Faith studies Pharmacy at Kabarak University. Kids to School sponsors Faith since July 2018. The study lasts five years.

 Mercy was born in 2002. She has two older sisters, an older brother and a younger brother. Her father died of cancer five years ago and as a result the financial pressure has increased considerably. Her mother has to earn the income with temporary jobs. Due to lack of money, Merci regularly did not go to school. Kids to School sponsors her since July 2018. That time she was in the second class of the Gitugi Girls High School. She hopes to graduate in November 2020.

Harriet was born in 1998. Both her parents died before she was two years old. She has one sister. Harriet was born disabled, she misses one leg. She was able to go to primary school with the help of her uncle. Thanks to the Liliane fund she has been able to attend secondary school. Harriet finished high school in December 2017. She wants to be a teacher. Kids to School has been sponsoring her since September 2018. She is now in her second year of Regional Teacher Training College in Makindu.

John was born in 1999. He lives in the Philippines. John is the second in a family with five children. Due to lack of money, he was unable to continue his studies after high school. Kids to School has been sponsoring him since September 2018. He studies English at Cebu Normal University. The study lasts four years.

Michelle was born in 2000. She lives in the Philippines. Michelle is the oldest child in a family with four children. Due to lack of money, she was unable to continue her studies after high school. Kids to School has been sponsoring her since September 2018. She studies Business Administration at the University of Iloilo. The study lasts 4 years.

Rose was born in 1998. After her mother’s death, the situation in the family deteriorated. She left home at a young age, worked as a household help and thanks to her worker she was able to finish primary school. Because of her good results, she was able to go to a good high school. Unfortunately, she had to leave the school due to lack of money. By working as a household help in Nairobi, she managed to pay for the first two years. The last two years of high school she has been sponsored by Calvary Temple. Over the past year, thanks to the help of VAP, she has achieved the certificate for interior design. Kids to School has been sponsoring her since January 2019 so she can get her degree in 2020.

Lydia was born in 2001. Both her parents died before she was two years old. She has five brothers. Only her oldest brother studied, the other four only attended primary school. Lydia finished primary school at the end of 2016. Due to lack of money, she went through the first two years of the with a lot of absenteeism. Kids to School has been sponsoring her since January 2019, she is now in form four of high school. She hopes to graduate by the end of 2020.

Daniel was born in 1995. He is the fourth son in a family with five sons. During the problems after the 2007 elections, the family was badly affected and they lost everything. The violence has made the family very passive. Kids to School now gives him the chance to start a study. Kids to School has been sponsoring him since January 2019. Daniel is studying ICT at Thika technical training Insitute. The study lasts three years.

Asha was born in 2000. She is the third child in a family with 4 children. Her mother died and her father got married again. Parents are farmers and work as day workers. The family lives in Tanga. Asha closed the primary school at the end of 2018. In Tanzania, no school fees have to be paid for high school. Kids to School pays for Asha’s boarding school and school supplies. Asha has been in high school since 2019. Kids to sponsor her. She’s in second class now.

Leah was born in 2005. She has two older sisters. Her father retired and was a teacher. He no longer has a fixed income, but he still works as a teacher from time to time. Her mother died. The family lives with the grandmother. Leah closed primary school at the end of 2018. In Tanzania, no school fees have to be paid for high school. Kids to School pays for Leah’s boarding school and school supplies. Leah has been in high school since 2019. Kids to sponsor her. She’s in second class now.

Salim was born in 2002. He is the youngest of three children and lives with his mother in Bagamoyo. His mother makes a living doing some farming. Salim closed the primary school at the end of 2018. In Tanzania, no school fees have to be paid for high school. Kids to School pays for Salim the boarding school and the school supplies. Salim has been in high school since 2019. Kids to School sponsors him. He’s in second class now.

Edelquin is born in 2005. She is the youngest of 4 children. Edelquin lives with her mother in Nairobi, where her mother works as a household help. The salary is far too low to pay school fees for high school. In November 2018, she closed primary school. With the help of friends and acquaintances, her mother has struggled to raise just enough money for the first semester of high school first grade. That didn’t work again for the second semester. Kids to School has decided to sponsor her from April 2019. She’s in second grade now.

Elias was born in 2005. His father is unknown and his mother left him with his grandmother when he was 3 years old. His grandmother did her utmost to get him to primary school. Thanks to COTTR, he got the chance to go to secondary school. He finished this one with very good results. Kids to School has been sponsoring him since September 2019. He is now at the Technical University in Mombasa and is studying civil engineering. This study lasts 5 years
Kelvin was born in 2005. He is the youngest of two children. Kelvin lives with his mother in a small village in Kiambu. His mother is sick and lives with her family. The family is helping his mother and him to live. Kelvin has finished primary school with good results. He loves to read and he really wants to go to high school. Kids to School sponsors him from January 2020. He is in form one now.

 

Maria was born in 2003. She is the third child of four children. The family lives in Kiambu county. Her mother has always taken care of her children alone. The two oldest children only have primary school and her youngest sister is now in primary school. Her mother tries to make enough money for her family by picking tea. There is no money for high school. She finished primary school with good results and thanks to COTRR she was able to finish the first year of high school last year. Since January 2020 Kids to School sponsors her. She is in form two now.

 

Maen was born in 2004. She is the second child in a family with six children. The family lives in Kajiado County. The father has been in primary school for a few years and the mother did not receive any education. Her mother is the main breadwinner in the family. Maen has finished primary school with good results and started high school last year. Because there wasn’t enough money to pay the school fee, she missed lessons during the year. Since January 2020 Kids to School sponsors her. She is in form two now.

Stephen was born in 2005. The family lives in Nairobi county. He is the youngest of three children. His parents are divorced and the mother takes care of the three children. Stephan has finished the primary school with excellent grades. Kids to School sponsors him since January 2020. He is in form one.

Sandra was born in 2005. The family lives in Western Kenya. She’s the oldest of two children. Her mother is single and because she is very depressed she can not take care of the children. The family lives with the grandparents. Sandra finished primary school with good results. Kids to School sponsors her since January 2020. She is in first class.