Current students

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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 did an internship. Josephine was supposed to graduate at the end of 2020, but that did not work out due to private circumstances. She will remain enrolled in our program as a student for the time being. 

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 fourth class now and will do the final exam the end of 2022.

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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 seven 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. 

 

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. Despite Corona, Beatrice started her studies Public Administration and Leadership at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in October 2020. The study lasts four years. 

 

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. With a delay of six months due to the Corona pandemic, Julius successfully completed secondary school (C-) in May 2021. In September 2021 he started his studies at Thika Technical Engineering Institute. This study lasts three years.

 

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 hoped to graduate in November 2020. With a delay of six months due to the Corona pandemic, Elijah successfully completed secondary school (B+) in May 2021. In September 2021 he started his bachelor study in Science in Medical Laboratory at Meru University of Science and Technology. This study lasts four years. 

 

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 four of St. Clare Girls secondary school in Rombo and will do her final exam the end of 2022.

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. With a delay of six months due to the Corona pandemic, Mercy successfully finished secondary school (B) in May 2021. In September 2021 she started her Bachelor of business information and technology at Mount Kenya University in Thika. This study lasts four years. 

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.

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 hoped to graduate by the end of 2020. With a delay of six months due to the Corona pandemic, Lydia successfully completed secondary school (D+) in May 2021. It is not yet clear whether Lydia will continue her education. 

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. Due to Corona there is a delay in the study of Daniel. He hopes to finish his in July 2022.

Asha was born in 2000. She is the third child in a family with four 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 is in fourth class now and will do the final exam the end of 2022.

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 is in fourth class now and will do her final exam the end of 2022.

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 is in fourth class now and will do her final exam the end of 2022He is in the fourth class now.

Edelquin is born in 2005. She is the youngest of four 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. Edelquin is in form four now and will do her final exam the end of 2022.

Elias was born in 2005. His father is unknown and his mother left him with his grandmother when he was three 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 five 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 three 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 four now and will do her final exam the end of 2022.

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 four now and will do her final exam the end of 2022 .

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 three now.

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 form three now.

Monicah was born in 2001. She has one younger sister. Her mother is divorced and takes care of the children alone. With the help of various donors, Monicah was able to go to high school. She graduated at the end of 2019 and passed with good grades. In November 2021 she started her study Community Development and Environment at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Environment. The study lasts 4 years and leads to a Bachelor of Science. Kids to School has been sponsoring her since November 2020.

Patrick was born in 2002. He has an older sister. His mother is single and has to take care of her children with casual jobs. He finished primary school with very good results and with the help of several people they were able to pay for the first year of secondary school. He ended this first year with great marks. Scrapping the money for the first semester of the second year was also difficult. They eventually sold their piece of land. Corona has of course worsened the situation and makes it even more difficult for the mother to earn money. Patrick dreams of becoming an engineer. In 2021 he will resume his studies at secondary school. Kids to School will then sponsor him. He is in form four now and will do the final exam the end of 2022

Pauline was born in 2001. She lives with her parents and a brother and 2 sisters in Nairobi. Her father and mother only attended primary school for a few years. Her mother sells vegetables and her father is a casual laborer. They earn far too little to pay for school fees. She closed high school at the end of 2019 and passed with good grades. In January 2020 she will start her Bachelor of Commerce studies at the School of Business at Kenyatta University. The study lasts five years. Kids to School will sponsor her from January 2021.

 

Maclean was born in 1996. She has a younger brother and a younger half sister. She passed high school in 2015 with good results. Her mother died just before her final exams and that changed her life completely. Her father, who owns a small butcher’s shop, remarried the same year and then gave all his attention to his new family. After 2 years she finally got the chance to study at the Kenyan Medical Training Center and in September 2017 she started the study Nutrition and Dietetics. Because she could not pay her school fees for the second year, she had to leave school again in 2018. Kids to School now gives her the opportunity to complete her studies at the Kenyan Medical Training Center. The study will continue for another two years. Sponsorship starts in April 2021.

 

Nickson was born in 1999. He lives with his single mother, a younger brother and two sisters The mother is unemployed and depends on casual labour to provide for the family. Nickson was supported by various people throughout the primary and secondary school. He finished the secondary school with a A-. However there was no money to attend Moi University where he was placed for a bachelors in Dental Surgery. Since leaving high school, he has been helping his mother pay for the siblings’ school fees and other needs through casual labour in the village. Finally in  November 2020,  he was lucky to find a local doctor who raised funds for the first semester ending March 2021. Since May 2021 Kids to School sponsors him. The study takes five years.  

 

Virginia was born in 2005. She is the third child in a family of four. She has two older sisters and a younger brother. Virginia lives with an older sister and her younger brother with her mother just outside Nairobi. The family has experienced a lot of domestic violence and six years ago her father ran away and has not returned. Since that time, the mother and a sister have been trying to get her. She comes from a broken home due to domestic violence. Her father left 6 years ago and never came back. She completed primary school with above-average results and then started good secondary school. Unfortunately, Virginia was sent home regularly for the first two years because the school fees could not be paid. That clearly had an effect on her results. Kids to School has been sponsoring her since April 2022. She is in form three

Eunice  was born in 2005. She is the fifth in a family of seven. Four brothers and six sisters. They live in Kajiado County. The mother has always been solely responsible for her children and moved to live with her mother a number of years ago due to increasing domestic violence. Mother passed away in 2020 and the three youngest children (13, 15 and 16 years old) have been living with their grandmother since then. It is impossible for the grandmother to care for the three children, and the two girls also run the risk of being married off by their father. The situation was so dire that when Kids to School made a home visit, LAC members Emily Muriet and Sr. Celia found it of the utmost importance to place the two girls to another school far from where the grandmother lives. The younger sister is in class 5 of primary school. Eunice has been sponsored by Kids to School since April 2022. She is in form three.