Did you know that America World contributes to humanitarian projects all over the world? In Kenya, we are partnering with the Akiba School, an institution founded in 1993 in the Kangemi slum in Nairobi, Kenya, providing education to impoverished school-aged children in primary and secondary school. In 2001, The Falls Church Anglican (TFCA) began a sponsorship program to provide tuition funding for needy students to attend the school. In continued partnership with TFCA, AW began administration of this sponsorship program in 2013. Now, there are over 80 children sponsored!
The Sponsorship Program
An exciting part of this program is that it is not merely about money, but also about developing a relationship with each child. We are convinced that the program is a powerful way to serve the less fortunate, as the school sponsorship fees are not merely impacting the child, but also the child’s family, the school and the teachers. The sponsored child is lifted out of a life on the streets and given hope and a good education, and the Akiba School is given consistent financial support (ensuring that the teachers can be paid). Consequently, the teachers can be active participants in the local economy and send their children to school as well. The program becomes a waterfall of blessing!
It only costs $125 per quarter to support one child’s education. This includes tuition, uniforms, lunch, shoes, a book bag, school supplies, medical treatment (if necessary), computer classes, and stationery/stamps. All donations are tax-deductible.
Correspondence With Sponsored Children
The children are expected to write three letters each year to their sponsors. We hope that all of our sponsors will respond with letters of their own. The kids absolutely LOVE mail from their sponsors and will cherish each word written to them.