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CHILDREN SPONSORED TO SECONDARY SCHOOL 

AN ON GOING PROJECT
(Last update June 2016)




Rod & Gay Neep (along with some supporters) have been sponsoring children to go to secondary school for several years. Primary education is paid for by the Kenyan government (up to age 15), and very few children go on to secondary school, for four years, because it is rare for them to be able to afford the fees. Without sponsorship, these orphan children have zero chance to go to the secondary school. This is a project that we feel is so very important. It literally changes lives. It is extremely gratifying that some of our friends have also decided to sponsor some of these children in their education.


By 2009 we were sponsoring six children.


Text books, dictionaries and school bags given to the students

 


Children currently at the secondary school

We began sponsoring some orphan children to go to the local secondary school in January 2003, and to date we have enabled 19 children to continue their education, many of which have now completed their four years secondary education.

They are all bright children, but when we first met them their future was hopeless. They were poorly clothed and under-fed. Now they are bright happy young people with so much to look forwards to in life!

These young people are so grateful for the opportunity that they have been given. When they hear that we are visiting Kenya they don't just wait for us to visit the school, but they all come and seek us out.


2016-2017 COSTS OF SPONSORING A CHILD TO SECONDARY SCHOOL


Year 1200.00Includes clothing, books, etc.
Year 2 and 3 120
Year 4 162.00 Includes national exam fees

School fees are due at the start of each school year in January

Fees include lunch at school (Often the only meal these children get)

Extras in year 1 are the starter "pack" which includes:

  • Uniform (leather shoes, 2 pairs trousers, 2 shirts, (dresses for girls), tie, socks, cardigan, games kit, sports shoes)
  • School bag
  • Mathematics set
  • Maths tables
  • RSV bible
  • English dictionary
  • Atlas
  • Text books and set reading books
  • Paper

Sponsors may wish to budget for a new pair of leather shoes at the end of year 2, and some new clothes. (Donated as a gift)

There are many children who will deserve to go to the secondary school from class 8 in Alara this year. 65% of these children are orphans, and most others just have a surviving mother.



It is quite a commitment. to sponsor a boy or a girl for four years at the secondary school. But it makes a huge difference to the future of these young people. A secondary school education is the passport to employment. Without it, only about 5% of children get a job.

There are lots of children like those pictured on this page, but we cant help them all. I wish we could! Can you help?

We help those who are total orphans, or who have lost at least a father, and of course, who have passed their final examinations with good marks.

Please contact us by email: rodney.neep@supportkenyakids.com if you would like to help them. If you can't do it alone, how about enlisting the help of a group of your family or people at work?


Sponsor a student for year 2 OR year 3 of secondary school
120 through Paypal using your credit or debit card




Sponsorship for year 4 of secondary school
(includes final exam fees)
162 through Paypal using your credit or debit card

Additional donation (optional) to be used for new clothes, shoes, etc.
in year 2, 3 or 4.
Enter any amount you wish, to be used for the child you sponsor.


If you would prefer to pay by cheque then please make the cheque payable (in UK Pounds only) to "R Neep - Kenya Account":

SupportKenyaKids

Rod & Gay Neep
51 St. Whites Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire GL14 3DF, England

We will write to you when payments are due for subsequent years.





Class 8 at Alara Primary School on their last day of school after the exams. Several moved on to secondary school.
(November 2009)







CHILDREN IN SECONDARY SCHOOL

It is really gratifying to see these children happy, healthy and well fed, and doing well in the secondary school.


Above, Dorcas in 2009

And below, Dorcas in her final year 2012 just before she left school.

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A group of sponsored teenagers with Rodney Neep at Dago Kokore Secondary School

 

 




Gilbert in 2012 - Now completed

Gilbert (in 2008)


Rosebell (sponsored January 2008) Now completed


Victor (sponsored January 2008) Now completed



Erastus in his final year 2012 (now completed school)

Erastus in 2009


Edwin Ochieng photographed when he started secondary school (completed 2012).
We funded Edwin to attend teacher training college for three years. Starting October 2013.

 

Everline Okello Adhiambo

She has no parents, and is a really deserving girl to go to secondary school, where she is succeeding well.

 

Paul Ojowi,  pictured here with his sponsor Jon Neep.

Paul wants to be an engineer, and without help he would have just left school in November 2009 with no future. He has no living parents and lives with his grandmother. He is regularly in the top four in his class, and will be sure to make good grades in his final examinations.


Above: Paul in 2012
Completed his final year 2013


 

Alex Owino Omundi

Alex Owino is a vulnerable child . He lives with his aged grandmother and the family has little to no income. His father is dead, and his mother remarried, but as is the culture here, the boy was not adopted by the new husband.



Above: Alex November 2012

 


 

EZEKIEL OMONDI
(in 2009)

This is a child fairly typical of the kids in Alara Primary School. He is in grade 8 (15 years old) and in his final year at school. Most children just finish school at 15, and few have any prospects for the future.

Ezekiel was born to an unmarried mother, and at less than one year old was abandoned because his mother married and her new husband would not take the baby. (This is typical in Kenya). Ezekiel was therefore brought up by his grandmother (grandfather had died of AIDS). Three weeks before our August 2009 visit his grandmother died, and then he went to live with an uncle, a young married man of about 30 years of age. The uncle already has four children of his own, and although he has a labouring job at a local builder's merchant the pay is so poor that he worries about being able to support another. We saw him cry in desperation. The children are all under fed and unhealthy.

Ezekiel was bitten by a rabid dog in August. He had a large untreated wound in his leg right through to the bone. His teachers and uncle were worried sick, because they did not have the ability to pay for treatment, either to the wound or for rabies shots. Rod and Gay paid around 80 for his treatment, and he was taken to the hospital in the city of Kisumu. Without the treatment his fate, like so many other children, would have been terminal. A young life was saved.

Ezekiel was 1st in the class in primary school. A bright boy.


 

Above: Ezekiel in 2012


 

Kelvics Muga Ondiek

This boy lost his father to AIDS. His mother, Janet is in dire need of help. She is also HIV positive and is unwell. A few years ago we helped her by buying three sacks of maize, so that she could sell it by the roadside in Kiboswa Market. She now feeds herself and her family by selling the maize, and regularly buys new sacks herself to continue her little business. A success story in itself. She also supplements her income by doing some cooking at Alara School at lunchtimes. Kelvics Muga is her natural son, and she worries about their future.

Despite her dire situation she has adopted a street orphan who hung around her every time she went to market with her maize. Actually, one day, the boy (Michael) announced that he would like her to be his mother, and she agreed to take him home. The boy started primary school at Alara in 2009 and is doing well. Janet is one wonderful lady! On my visits to Kenya, I always make a point of finding her, and offering a little money, which she gratefully accepts with tears, smiles and hugs.

Kelicks Muga failed his KCPE exams in Novermber 2009, but attended Alara Primary school again in 2010 to repeat his final year, and this time passed with really good marks. We have also paid for his school fees, new school uniform, shoes, books and equipment, etc.

We had news in January 2011 that Janet's meagre mud hut home was destroyed. The roof fell in due to a storm when they were sleeping. They slept in the back of a store in Kisumu Market for a year, thanks to one of the local traders. Life just isn't fair for Janet and her family. BUT Rod & Gay were able to donate money to enable Janet to rebuild her home in 2012.


 

Above: Kelvics in 2012
He completes school in November 2014


Above: Janet (centre) , Kelvics left, Alex back left, Leus back right. The grandmother of Alex front right. (2012)

Janet can only be described as a wonderful lady and an inspiration to all. Despite her destitution she adopted more children. It is wonderful to see her situation so much improved from when we first met her in 2005.

Below: Janet still sells maize at Kiboswa market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, seen here sitting on the purple chair, and with Alex's grandmother standing on the left.. (Photo November 2012)


Esther Akinyi Yaya

Esther started at Alara Secondary School in 2012.


Juliet Akoth

Juliet  finished in November 2015.

 

Students at Dago Kokore Secondary Shool (2012)

 





Our Kenya Children Sponsorship
SupportKenyaKids.com

Rod & Gay Neep
51 St. Whites Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire GL14 3DF, England

rodney.neep@supportkenyakids.com

Phone: +44 (0)1594 826633