Education for Life
With a common history, these orphaned and abandoned children are determined, faithful and hopeful.
The orphaned and abandoned children living at Good Samaritan Children’s Home in the crowded and polluted slums of Nairobi, Kenya, have a common history. Their parents died from AIDS or were financially, physically or emotionally unable to care for their children. Before coming to Good Samaritan many of these children were staying with distant relatives, living in a child-headed household sustained by an older sibling, or barely surviving as street kids.
These orphans have experienced more violence, abuse, and loss than most people can imagine. Yet they have a strong faith and are amazingly hopeful about the future and genuinely thankful for the opportunity to continue their education.
Education for these at-risk youth is not only a dream come true, but also an opportunity for healing and renewal. As one of our students explained, “To keep my mind focused on school makes me forget the painful times before.”
At age 18 the orphans age out of the Good Samaritan Children’s Home. If they do not have a good secondary school education they are likely to end up living in the streets with no skills and no hope. Secondary school education and vocational training give them a chance for a better life.
$60 for one school uniform (shirt, skirt/pant, sweater, underwear, socks, and shoes)
$50 for personal hygiene (soap, toothpaste, show polish, Vaseline, sanetary pads, etc.)
$50 for bedding and storage (mattress, blankets, sheets, bucket, metal storage box)
$100 for school supplies (books, backpack, paper, pens, notebooks, etc.)
$200 for school fees for one student (lodging, administrative and academic fees)
$400 for full support of one student for one year of secondary school